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8.8 u joint

Looked all over for a rear u joint part number, I've tried a few, none work. I do have the adapter. Just need a u joint part number. Thanks!!

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Year?? Car?? Engine?

Some U-joints have Outer ring Retention clips, and Some have Side Ring retention clips... You'll need to know what type you currently have as well as they are not all the same and they made the two different types within the same model years...So you'll have to take some pics of the ones that you already have in there..



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Some U-joints have Outer ring Retention clips, and Some have Side Ring retention clips... You'll need to know what type you currently have as well as they are not all the same and they made the two different types within the same model years...So you'll have to take some pics of the ones that you already have in there..







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I assume some who has done the swap would already know what kind it takes. Using stock driveshaft with a c4.



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The issue I ran into is that the stock driveshaft yoke used the side ring, and the explorer used the external ring. I ended up with a 1310/1330 swap U-joint with a new yoke welded onto the drive shaft. There may be a more elegant solution, but that's what ended up working on mine. I also had to shorten the drive shaft an inch, and the new yoke was maybe $20 more.

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Which 427 in your '66? Windsor? FE? Chevy?
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The issue I ran into is that the stock driveshaft yoke used the side ring, and the explorer used the external ring. I ended up with a 1310/1330 swap U-joint with a new yoke welded onto the drive shaft. There may be a more elegant solution, but that's what ended up working on mine. I also had to shorten the drive shaft an inch, and the new yoke was maybe $20 more.
Is there a part number for that swap U-joint? Yes that's the issue I'm running into with the external clip rings

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Which 427 in your '66? Windsor? FE? Chevy?
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Is there a part number for that swap U-joint? Yes that's the issue I'm running into with the external clip rings

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Sorry, my notes just mention that I got it from Autozone. Pretty sure it was a Moog part.

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I do have the adapter.

What adapter?


The easiest way to find a u-joint is to take everything to a parts store so they can measure the cap diameter and the width across the caps. There are also some online driveline shops that you can provide this information to and achieve the same results.
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Just go to a better autopart store with real counter guys. Just ask the guy for a 1310 or 1330. That’s what most cars use. They’ll even have the 1310/1330 combination in stock, just ask the counter guy. They’re like light bulbs.

I’m using a 94 Explorer aluminum driveshaft in my 66. Perfect fit even uses 1310 joint like my Mustang. On your 8.8, what does it have, yoke or flange? If it had a flat flange you need a companion flange which holds the U joint and bolts to the flange on the 8.8. Simple and done.

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Just go to a better autopart store with real counter guys. Just ask the guy for a 1310 or 1330. That’s what most cars use. They’ll even have the 1310/1330 combination in stock, just ask the counter guy. They’re like light bulbs.



I’m using a 94 Explorer aluminum driveshaft in my 66. Perfect fit even uses 1310 joint like my Mustang. On your 8.8, what does it have, yoke or flange? If it had a flat flange you need a companion flange which holds the U joint and bolts to the flange on the 8.8. Simple and done.
Flange type. I've tried a few already. I must be missing something. Probably really simple lol


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As I said, take that flange and your driveshaft to an auto parts store so they can measure them.
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Do you have a flat flange on the axle?

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Do you have a flat flange on the axle?
Yes. I think the part number is 5-134x which converts to a #353 precision at oreillys.

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Yes. I think the part number is 5-134x which converts to a #353 precision at oreillys.

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That’s the U joint that goes into the companion flange in your photo. The U joint connects the driveshaft to that companion flange which in turn is designed to bolt onto a flat flange with 4 bolts on the rear axle. So what does the rear axle have, a flat flange or a yoke that the U joint sits directly into with straps over the U joint cups which holds the driveshaft in place? That we need to know

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