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    Toploader Tailshaft bushing

    My fastback has developed quite a bad vibration felt through the body which I initially put down to worn propshaft u/j's. However, closer examination has revealed fair amount of play where the front yoke goes into the tailshaft bushing on the toploader so I'm assuming that this is probably the cause of the vibration. So, is there anywhere in the UK that stocks these parts or will I have to order from the US? I plan to rebuild the gearbox when I eventually get around to restoring the car anyway, but was hoping for a quick fix as I'm booked in for the Silverstone Classic and really would like to have the car there!
    Dave
    65 Fastback A code Manual

    #2
    doubt it......Dave Kee Toploaders ship to the UK though. Or buy on ebay USA and you should get it within a week

    Other option would be to get someone to machine one for you if you have dimensions and assuming its oilite as you can buy stock in oilite to machine
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      #3
      Got mine from Hauser and the seal too
      https://www.hauserracing.com/

      IIRC the bearing is white metal on steel.
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        #4
        I'd assume most companies would have to bring them in anyway. So it'd be just as fast to buy yourself on an obscure item. Not many people ask for a tail house bearing! I asked hauler about some 9" parts a while back and most were a special order with a week lead time
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          #5
          Thanks for your replies guys. However, I'm beginning to think my car may be a little odd! I've taken the transmission yoke off the propshaft to replace the u/j's and counted the splines inside the yoke to make sure I get the correct bushing. According to David Kees' website, there should be either 28 or 31 splines, yet mine has only 25. Can anyone shed any light?
          Dave
          65 Fastback A code Manual

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            #6
            Early narrow-case toploaders had 25 spline outputs. Maybe the early auto boxes followed suit. As with toploader, not common and hard to find. HTH
            Cheers, Martin
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              #7
              Some how

              Think you are confusing the splines of the axle half shafts with the splines of the yoke
              Best wishes.

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                #8
                Originally posted by ZOOMZOOMZOOM View Post
                Think you are confusing the splines of the axle half shafts with the splines of the yoke
                Best wishes.
                Toploaders in Rug-E I think....had 25 spline yokes on small block motors. Then it was deemed they were too weak.....
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by nuggets View Post
                  Toploaders in Rug-E I think....had 25 spline yokes on small block motors. Then it was deemed they were too weak.....
                  And to compound the problem, now it seems the propshaft u/j's are an odd size too!
                  Dave
                  65 Fastback A code Manual

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                    #10
                    U/J's are a bit of a nightmare, especially if altered from stock.

                    You may get somewhere with this
                    http://www.mustangtek.com/differential/Driveshaft.htm

                    Also
                    http://www.mustangtek.com/toploader/toploader.html
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by cobraboy View Post
                      U/J's are a bit of a nightmare, especially if altered from stock.

                      You may get somewhere with this
                      http://www.mustangtek.com/differential/Driveshaft.htm

                      Also
                      http://www.mustangtek.com/toploader/toploader.html
                      Brilliant, thanks!
                      Dave
                      65 Fastback A code Manual

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