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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 20, 4:40 PM Thread Starter
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1970 Chevelle rag joint compression

Okay...just mounted my new power gearbox and hooked up the rag joint. I noticed that one side of the rag joint compressed alot more than the other....could you guys take a look and tell me what I have done wrong here?
The bigger bolt, 9/16 is the one that compressed more, the smaller bolt 1/2 is the one that did not compress so much. Both are tight.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 20, 5:29 PM
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Did you use shoulder bolts and put lock washers on the bolts thru the rubber? Or use nyloc nuts. You do not need to crank on them, the bolts on the rubber get 15-20ft lbs. and the pinch bolt (s) on the shaft gets about 25-30 ft lbs. did the rag joint have a ground strap?
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Re: 1970 Chevelle rag joint compression

what's that thing sticking out of the top of the gearbox?
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Re: 1970 Chevelle rag joint compression

My Dorman 31011 rag joint did not have a ground wire but my original 1970 GM part certainly did.

So I made an all new ground strap to bridge across the rubber.

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Re: 1970 Chevelle rag joint compression

Is that a JEEP steering box?
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Re: 1970 Chevelle rag joint compression

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Did you use shoulder bolts and put lock washers on the bolts thru the rubber? Or use nyloc nuts. You do not need to crank on them, the bolts on the rubber get 15-20ft lbs. and the pinch bolt (s) on the shaft gets about 25-30 ft lbs. did the rag joint have a ground strap?
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My Dorman 31011 rag joint did not have a ground wire but my original 1970 GM part certainly did.

So I made an all new ground strap to bridge across the rubber.

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Is that a JEEP steering box?
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Sounds like I need undo the bolts and retorque them correctly - I am sure they are cranked down pretty hard - Do you all think the damage is done? Should I just leave it alone?

Not sure about a ground strap, there was none.

Not sure what that is sticking up lol

And yes, it is a Jeep box
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Re: 1970 Chevelle rag joint compression

You should really get the shoulder bolts and do it correctly, good luck!!
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You should really get the shoulder bolts and do it correctly, good luck!!
I am a bit confused - what shoulder bolts am I looking for? I appreciate the help!
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