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Re: 1952 Chevy 1/2 ton yokes
bobpfeifle #1321480 Sun Aug 11 2019 10:36 PM
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BTW, the rear half of the U-joint is the same for 3 and 4 sped transmissions. The SM-420 has a different front part of the joint than the 3 speed, however. 420's can be converted from open driveline to torque tube applications and back by simply changing the rear bearing retainer. That bearing retainer, which also serves as a pivot point for the torque tube ball, is another scarce part.
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Re: 1952 Chevy 1/2 ton yokes
bobpfeifle #1321522 Mon Aug 12 2019 06:47 AM
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Thanks a lot green 98. I even tried calling a company in Sweden that had it posted on their website, but no luck there either. Turned out to be a discontinued ecklers part they had resold.

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Re: 1952 Chevy 1/2 ton yokes
Hotrod Lincoln #1321523 Mon Aug 12 2019 06:50 AM
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Thanks a lot for that info Jerry, didn’t know that. That opens up some possibilities.

Re: 1952 Chevy 1/2 ton yokes
bobpfeifle #1321536 Mon Aug 12 2019 12:47 PM
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Your right Jerry, I have purchased ten sm420s last year and only one had the rear bearing retainer for a torque tube and the front yoke. I had an extra that I sold to a fellow member here for a 50 spot and you would of thought I gave him the crown jewels.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bli...n05i04t1aokgm4p04jiwgffwhyyih5xbk0h00410
1964 GMC 1000
305 Big Block V6, sm420, the next cab off restoration
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