Re: Stubborn pin on front driveshaft of '53 Caribbean
Posted by Ross on 2020/7/11 17:43:19
The boot may absolutely be installed without removing the pin. Grease it up well inside and out and clamp the shaft in a vise. Stretch the small dia over the pin then repeatedly work the housing longitudinally on the shaft to , uh, milk the boot through the housing. Have done this many times but everything has to be greasy inside and out. The senior Detroits such as you have are easier than the junior Detroits as the housing is larger.
I removed a pin one time and swore I would never ever do it again. Needless to say it has to be perfectly centered so that the driveshaft runs true.
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