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Old 27-02-2003, 15:44   #1
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Angry My Cadillac C/V shaft!

I just want to complain. I have a C/V shaft for a 1980 Cadillac eldorodo as a flexible coupling from transmission to the propeller shaft. They now call this setup a "aqua drive". Anyway I needed it to be longer so my Son made a temporary shaft so we could use the boat and get it in the slip. Now I can't get it out!! I have been working on it for 2 days and it will not move. Boats suck. I feel better now.. Tomorrow I'll try again.
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Old 28-02-2003, 07:33   #2
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My Son got it out last night!!! He went back to his work place and made a tool that pulled the shaft off! So today I'm off to the drive line shop to see if they can make a new shaft.
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Old 07-03-2003, 10:54   #3
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My new shaft is made! And it only cost about $300. and I'm telling you that that is a deal!
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Old 10-03-2003, 06:52   #4
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I'm happy to hear it worked out right irwinsailor
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Irwin, That's cool - that your son dives in and works on an equipment problem. Will he be traveling south with you? Every good boat needs a good mechanic.
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Old 18-03-2003, 01:20   #6
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It is nice that I can get him to help, I am very happy to get any help with this project.
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The shaft is in and it runs true! A thing of beauty!!!
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This system has now been in use for 4 years and I have not had any problems.
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