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Hot Rods Lincoln zephyr u joint

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ianjaylights, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Ianjaylights
    Joined: Jan 20, 2012
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    I just picked up a transmission that came out of a 1941 Lincoln. It has the serial number beginning with H and is a side shift with no overdrive and a 25 tooth cluster gear. Is there a way to tell if the u joint is the desirable needle bearing one? I realize that at some point it could have been changed out for something else. Is there a part number I should look for or do they look different than the Ford u joints?
     
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,371

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    I've never had a Lincoln joint, but on the Ford joints it's easy to see there is a simple bushing around the end of the cross shaft that's captured by the housing halves. A bearing would need races and room for the rollers. Much thicker when you look at it from the side.

    Also, the simple bushing type has the housing halves capture the bushing about 80 percent around. There is an opening on one side which is where the clip is installed. Maybe the bearing style is different here?

    Here is a good thread discussing the "value" of having a LZ joint: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35547&showall=1
     
  3. Ianjaylights
    Joined: Jan 20, 2012
    Posts: 53

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    Thank you Alchemy. I’ll have another look at mine and clean it up


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  4. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    Please let us know what you find
     
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