O.k. putting the motor in the gullwing. Seem to have issues with the jetaway. The u-joint yoke is stuck on the splines. I'm guessing since there is zero play on the splined shaft that this is where I'll have to get my clearances, but it doesn't slide and won't even come off. When I got the jetaway the yoke was already affixed to the shaft and I figured that's just the way it's supposed to be. Now I'm guessing not. If I try to use it the way it is now, I'll surely be putting undue pressure on the crankshaft and I know that's not good. Once again there is zero play forward and backward on the shaft itself.
I attempted to get the yoke off the splines by gently prying on it with a crow bar and it won't budge. It's like it's a press fit and I'm pretty sure it should just slide on.
Help! Anybody that knows these things. I could sure use some info (in particular how to get this damned yoke off the splines). I tried to call Duane Oblander, but there's no answer at the shop. It is probably lunch time though so I'll try back later.
I'm afraid if I put too much pressure to it, I could screw up something in the jetaway. The only thing I could think of would be to put some heat to it, and possible some penetrating oil. The yoke was badly rusted when I got the deal and that might be contributing.
Here's a couple pictures of it.