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Sweet Mfg. Double U-Joint, 5/8 36-Spline to 3/4 DD, Vega/Corvair/GM

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Overall Length:
5.50
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Black Oxide
Outside Diameter:
1.545
End #1:
3/4 inch DD
End #2:
5/8"-36 Spline
Spline OD:
.625
Spline Count:
36
MFG. Part #:
401-81930
Set Screw Included:
Yes
Max Operating Angle:
70
Sweet Mfg. Double U-Joint, 5/8 36-Spline to 3/4 DD, Vega/Corvair/GM
Sweet Mfg. Double U-Joint, 5/8 36-Spline to 3/4 DD, Vega/Corvair/GM

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Sweet Mfg. Double U-Joint, 5/8 36-Spline to 3/4 DD, Vega/Corvair/GM

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Sometimes you need just a little bit more clearance than a standard steering u-joint can give you. Our double u-joints allow up to 70 degrees of angle or 1" of offset for just those occasions. These steering universal joints are made of forged vanadium steel and real needle bearing joints.

  • Overall length is 5-1/2”
  • O.D. at ends is 1.12”
  • O.D. in the middle is 1.476”
  • O.D. at caps is 1.350”
  • O.D. at cap retainer screws is 1.545”
  • Length of center section is 2-3/4”
Learn more about u-joints and steering systems by reading our tech article, U-Joint Selection and Design.

Note: GM columns measure slightly less than 1" while IDIDIT and Flaming River columns measure a true 1".  DO NOT interchange these u-joints.

Item Details

Vega, Corvair, GM Rack
5/8"-36 Spline

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