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Sweet Mfg Steering U-Joint, 5/8-36 Spline 3/4 DD, Vega/Corvair/GM Rack

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Spline Count:
36
Finish:
Black Oxide
End #1:
3/4 inch DD
MFG. Part #:
401-51930
Set Screw Included:
Yes
Overall Length:
3.75
Outside Diameter:
1.225
Max Operating Angle:
30
Sweet Mfg Steering U-Joint, 5/8-36 Spline 3/4 DD, Vega/Corvair/GM Rack

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Reviews (11)

Q & A (3)

What's in the Box

Info

Dont jeopardize your safety with inferior quality steering components. Speedway offers only the finest steering U-joints available. Made by Sweet Manufacturing. These steering universal joints feature full compliment bearings and a 5/8"-36 spline.

  • Full compliment bearings
  • Forged Vanadium steel yokes and u-joint
  • Highest quality for racing or street
  • Features needle bearing u-joints
  • 5/8"-36 Spline
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
O.D. is 1-1/8" and total length is 3-3/4".

Application

When purchasing U-Joints, 3 easy steps will help ensure that they will be correct for your application.

STEP 1
Be sure to measure the diameter of the shaft and count the number of splines on the shaft. Some shafts have a blank spot ground on one side. To get the correct number of splines, use a flat edge and cover the blank half of the shaft through the diameter and count the splines on the other half. Multiply that number by 2, thus giving you the total number of splines on the full circumference of the shaft.

STEP 2

Choose which shaft type best suits your application: 3/4" weld on, 3/4" DD or 1" DD.

STEP 3
With these two pieces of information at hand, refer to our chart to find the appropriate part number of the ujoint for your specific application.

Notes

Tech Tip #1: When using more than two universal joints in a system, a support heim must be used.

Tech Tip #2: Increasing a U-Joint's angle of operation beyond 30° dramatically increases the stress on the joint, weakening the whole steering mechanism. If a greater angle is needed, add another u-joint.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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fitnessguy
Verified Purchaser
british columbia Canada

good quality

August 04, 2016
good quality piece
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hotrod man
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Mesa, AZ

Vega Steering connector

May 04, 2016
This slips right on the Vega box and made upgrading my '29 Roadster to cross steer quick and easy.
Pros:
  • Excellent Quality
  • Easy Installation
  • Perfect Fit
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Hotrod rob
Verified Purchaser
Southampton pa

Quality

April 01, 2016
I really like this u joint. Fits and works great
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Grady
Verified Purchaser
Ellensburg, WA

I would recommend Speedway always!

October 27, 2015
It's what I needed to it a steering column together !
Yes, I recommend this product.
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54 Hemi
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Central MN

Good quality

July 26, 2015
Good quality
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Don
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Verified Reviewer
Guthrie, Okla.

Steering U Joint

June 15, 2015
It looks great and fit great, works smooth when in operation.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shovelhead65
Verified Purchaser
Mo.

Quality product!

January 29, 2015
Very good fit, tolerances are very good, as you would want in a steering piece.
Pros:
  • great quality for a great price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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23tbucket777
Verified Purchaser
Oregon, USA

steering u joint

August 10, 2014
Bought a t bucket from a guy who obviously put it together with no money at all. Speedway talked me through several issues I had, one of them being the steering u joint. I bought the wrong one initially, but called them and sent the other one back, they crossed in the mail, but I got my money back as soon as they received it. Car steers 100% better now.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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23tbucket777
Verified Purchaser
Oregon, USA

steering u joint

August 10, 2014
Bought a t bucket from a guy who obviously put it together with no money at all. Speedway talked me through several issues I had, one of them being the steering u joint. I bought the wrong one initially, but called them and sent the other one back, they crossed in the mail, but I got my money back as soon as they received it. Car steers 100% better now.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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8315ALLEN
Verified Purchaser
Scottsville NY

QUALITY JOINT!

February 05, 2012
THIS IS A WELL MADE JOINT, WHEN SAFETY MATTERS A TIGHT HEAVY JOINT IS WHAT YA NEED. THIS IS GREAT.
Pros:
  • Tight
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

3 questions : 5 answers

1 answers

i am useing a steering box off a 2000 s10 what u joint do i use at that end to go to .750 dd shaft

baklaus
mi
January 29, 2015

i am useing a steering box off a 2000 s10 what u joint do i use at that end to go to .750 dd shaft

Answers

January 29, 2015
EricM
The two wheel drive S10 boxes will have either 3/4" - 30 spine or 13/16" - 36 spline input shaft. U joints 91032293 or 91032296 would be the two options depending upon the input spline of your box.
2 answers

I'm asuming this will work on my flaming river vega box ???????

Indian
February 10, 2014

I'm asuming this will work on my flaming river vega box ???????

Answers

August 15, 2014
23tbucket777
You need to count the splines on the shaft. and measure the width
February 10, 2014
EricM
Yes this U-joint will fit a Vega steering box. Yours from Flaming River will still accept this 5/8" - 36 spline U joint.
2 answers

How is this held on each end? Does this have a pinch bolt on the spline end and a set screw on the double D end? Or are they weld on?

ccsct203
ct
March 24, 2013

How is this held on each end? Does this have a pinch bolt on the spline end and a set screw on the double D end? Or are they weld on?

Answers

August 15, 2014
23tbucket777
It has a keeper bolt, but it can be welded.
March 25, 2013
Jason
The sweet u-joint has a pinch bolt on each end to hold joint in place
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