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Old 26-01-2012, 05:19   #1
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What's This Out Of ?

This is the universal joint out of my Gemini,

It goes between gear box and Sillette drive leg,

Does any one know what it actually came out of,

I was told by Sillette in the UK that it was an early 60's mini part,

But a bloke here in OZ has every Mini made, and said it never came out of any Mini.

It sheared two bolts, But I drilled them out, welded the holes up and retapped the holes,

I have seen one in a machine years ago, but I cant remember where,

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Old 26-01-2012, 08:23   #2
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Re: Whats this out of,

Wouldn't that be interesting! It seems its sole purpose is to reduce vibration, but I've never seen anything else like it.
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Old 26-01-2012, 09:00   #3
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Re: Whats this out of,

I know this is not the answer but it looks like a steering shaft from a vehicle.

good luck with the real answer, there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here and i am sure you will get the correct answer.
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Old 26-01-2012, 14:58   #4
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Re: Whats this out of,

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Wouldn't that be interesting! It seems its sole purpose is to reduce vibration, but I've never seen anything else like it.
Do you have one in your Gemini.
Yes it does knock off the vibration,
It is a good uni, But I would like to source a new one locally.

No one here in OZ has even seen one before,

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Old 26-01-2012, 15:59   #5
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Re: Whats this out of,

Have you tryed Commercial Equipment dealers ?looks like joint from land type equipment, rather then marine equipment in the US I would go to Bearings INC they have lots of joints of this type I can't tell from the pics what size it is but im sure you can find it over there ! hope I have helped. Bob and Connie
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Old 26-01-2012, 16:03   #6
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Sorry the Company name is Bearing and Transmission INC in the US B and C
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Re: Whats this out of,

Yes, Brian...it's the same in mine.
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Old 27-01-2012, 09:36   #8
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Re: Whats this out of,

It looks like it might be a "constant velocity" joint........I seem to remember that the old Jeep military vehicles had something that looked very much like that.
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