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Finally FIXED my driveshaft carrier bearing!!!!


Finally fixed my driveshaft. To be honest, it's been fixed for a few weeks but I'm finally getting around to telling you guys about it!!!! I replaced the steady bearing with a huge aluminum/polyurethane unit and had a local driveshaft shop take my rear driveshaft and cut/weld in a slip joint to keep pressure off of the bearing. I now have a couple inches of slippage on the rear shaft and everything works great!!!



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Looks nice!

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You are going to love that new carrier bearing, hotrodhogie. I have one in my '64 CS. There is no comparison to the factory ones. They are rated for 600 hp!

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And that slip yoke on the rear shaft really helps with 5000 RPM powershifts!!!!

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Nice work it looks too nice to put on.
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Looking good! Let us know every 1000 kms how it's going!

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I just bought a '62 Laurentian and the carrier bearing failed on the way home from buying it. I had a new one put in right away, a NAPA replacement. That one lasted all of one day before failing. I now have ordered the same one that you have installed. Is there something else I should look for when installing the new one that might be causing these to fail? Or is it just a case of crappy cheap aftermarket parts....

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Oh by the way, it's all stock, 283 and a 3 speed.

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DID YOU TIGHTEN THE HANGER BOLTS LAST, SITTING ON THE WHEELS,AT RIDE HEIGHT 

AXLE NOT HANGING DOWN !!!



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Hi Joey, I answered your post on ChevyTalk, had not seen your post here. I said:

What failed on the carrier bearings? Some are junk when made, bad welds, put together wrong, you name it.

When you install one, you have to have the car level on its suspension, so raised up on jack stands supported on the axles.

Ive never used the billet bearing, as Paul said, not needed unless you have big power and hammer it a lot.

You need to figure out why your bearings failed or your billet one may fail. Post pics of the bad ones.

Welcome to an x frame Chevy Pontiac, we need pics. Also check our Canadian Poncho, its for Cdn Pontiac owners.

Joey is a long time CT poster, over 10,000 posts, then he got married and had a baby. Now he has a really nice car with a 283 and a clutch.

Where did you find it Joey? We need pics.

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OURWAGON wrote:

DID YOU TIGHTEN THE HANGER BOLTS LAST, SITTING ON THE WHEELS,AT RIDE HEIGHT 

AXLE NOT HANGING DOWN !!!


 

What are the "hanger" bolts?



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Joey, there are 2 bolts that fasten the base of the hanger bearing to the middle of the x frame, what shop did your work? Could be they put it together wrong, out of phase. Do you do any of your own work?

can you post a pic of the failed bearing base, if they were welded together crooked, they will cause the rubber to pop out. Or the shop installed them wrong. 



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Don, I don't do any of my own work, as I don't have a garage to do work in. I don't have a picture of the failed bearing right now, it's still in my car, parked in my driveway.

Would it being "out of phase" have any other symptoms? I'll have it looked at.

So, once the drive shaft is in the car, just put the bolts for the carrier in but don't tighten until the car is down on it's wheels?

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Joey, the best lift for installing carrier bearings is a drive-on with the weight of the car on it's wheels.

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when I recently did my carrier bearing I noticedthe replacement bearing had a much thinner metal housing..off shore built I'm sure...bought it thru Rock Auto, not to knock them, best price by far ...good quality bearing...housing not so much so I popped the rubber and bearing out of the new carrier and reused the old. I welded the seems on the carrier housing while the rubber was out and put a little permatex super 300 in the housing before pushing the new rubber and bearing in. I replaced the stock bolt with stainless. Having said all that I installed the shaft (factory) ...make sure the three ujoints are phased correctly....then jounced the car several times sitting on it's wheels and tightened the two carrier bolts.My car is a stock 283 2 spd..Don't use the heavy duty bearing unless you also add the slip joint. The factory bearing is designed with give for stock applications..

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