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    I have a 1983 Bahner Jet Boat with a 454 Chevrolet engine and a Berkley 5 stage pump. I am trying to find a part number or any info for the U-joints between the engine and pump. I have ordered replacements online and they are not the right ones. I would like to get info about them and cross-referance them to get a spicer that would work. I am almost finished my boat, and any info would be greatly appriciated!

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    brand of boat wont make a difference. Post a close up pic of the driveline.
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    As said , there are a couple different possibilities to consider . Depending on the original rigging on you boat and whats been done since you could have a rockwell style or spicer take a look at the link below and see if it helps Tom

    ps my 84 Bahner had a 3 pt mount system and came originally with a short Rockwell DL

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    Pull the u-joint and take it to an auto parts store. They will hook you up with the right one. Every one I have ever replaced have been from a chevy truck.

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    No Butt has the easiest fix.

    Just buy Heavy Duty.
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    Toms got the good info here. I'd take that driveline to oyur local Drive Line service, if there is one near you. I use them all of the time. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Performance Jet View Post
    Toms got the good info here. I'd take that driveline to oyur local Drive Line service, if there is one near you. I use them all of the time. Jim
    Thanks Jim credit there goes to young son Josh , he's always teachiing me something

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    Thanks for the advise. I'll have to dig a little deeper. There do not seem to be any good parts places around... just autozone and advanced, and they are terrible. I tried there first and they could not find a match. Great info on http://www.jetboatperformance.com/in...elineeducation by the way. Here are some pics.



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    Take the u-joint out and take it to advanced. All they have to do is measure it from end to end and the diameter of the yoke. They will have one. Like said above, get a HD and most likely it will be out of a chevy truck.

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    Bob with all due respect that front spline is "well done" your best hope is to maybe find a better "core" to start with or give some thought to upgrading, the seal surface area on the spline will take out a front impeller shaft seal PDQ also just my 02 but rebuilding a Rockwell is not for the faint of heart the close proximity of the joints vs the flange and Hbar makes for a very frustrating game of reassembly with out an arbor press and some mandrals . I will admit if you have a "short" 3 pt rear mount your use of that short DL is dictated but there are other options , call and we'll explain Tom

    PS Short chevy Rockys are nearly impossible to find , you might sub out the front yoke from a plentiful Olds piece or chuck that one up, machine it and "sleeve it ? however at that point you have some $$ in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Bob with all due respect that front spline is "well done" your best hope is to maybe find a better "core" to start with or give some thought to upgrading, the seal surface area on the spline will take out a front impeller shaft seal PDQ also just my 02 but rebuilding a Rockwell is not for the faint of heart the close proximity of the joints vs the flange and Hbar makes for a very frustrating game of reassembly with out an arbor press and some mandrals .
    ditto all that! As Tom suggested, get yourself a better core to rebuild and then keep the part numbers handy.
    keep this in mind when redoing a driveline. This happened because a u-joint went out-

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Bob with all due respect that front spline is "well done" your best hope is to maybe find a better "core" to start with or give some thought to upgrading, the seal surface area on the spline will take out a front impeller shaft seal PDQ also just my 02 but rebuilding a Rockwell is not for the faint of heart the close proximity of the joints vs the flange and Hbar makes for a very frustrating game of reassembly with out an arbor press and some mandrals . I will admit if you have a "short" 3 pt rear mount your use of that short DL is dictated but there are other options , call and we'll explain Tom

    PS Short chevy Rockys are nearly impossible to find , you might sub out the front yoke from a plentiful Olds piece or chuck that one up, machine it and "sleeve it ? however at that point you have some $$ in it
    Tom that one has clips in it, do you still need a press? I've seen the ones that require the press but they didn't have clips. In any case it looks pretty beat.

    Bob on the next one try to keep a fresh coat of paint on it and it should help prevent all that rust.
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    if you want you could send it to me. I'll take it to the shop next door (Orange County Driveline) and have them rebuild/replace what's needed.

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    I have a couple of decent cores on the used parts shelf if you can't find one. I have one that some clown hit with a hammer and put some nicks on the seal surface but they dressed out good and should not be a problem for the seal. I have a cherry H joint set up but it has an Olds crank flange and I prefer to keep it together. If you can't find a good core give me a call. If you can't find a solution you can send me your crank flange and I'll get my buddies at drive line service to set it up with the parts that I have. Good luck Jim 707-823-6713

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