Ford Double Cardan joints

Chris_Wilson

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Is a Ford double cardan joint a true constant velocity joint? They use them on
some front driveshafts and some rear bronco driveshafts. So if you have
one of these on one end of the driveshaft, then the u-joint on the other end
should be setup with zero angle, correct? Thx.
 

toddz

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Is a Ford double cardan joint a true constant velocity joint? They use them on
some front driveshafts and some rear bronco driveshafts. So if you have
one of these on one end of the driveshaft, then the u-joint on the other end
should be setup with zero angle, correct? Thx.

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Yes. A lot of people say to put 1-3 deg. at the pinion so it's pretty close to zero when you get a few butts in the truck. I have 0 deg. in my Bronco's rear driveshaft and it's great. The front's should be the same way, but in reality I don't think they are. Not a big deal since we don't run in 4WD most of the time anyway(although you might run high speeds in 4WD in your race truck, right?)

How's your early Bronco project coming?

Todd Z.
 

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A degree or two when loaded will keep the needles from Brinnelling the crosses. Just don't get carried away. When I set up Ken's Dyno our prop shaft supplier insisted that I deliberately misalign things just a little so the the grease gets moved around.

TS

I used swerve around my halucinations, now I drive right thru them.
 
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