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Hookes Joints for Stalwarts, to replace Bendix Tracta joints

Mark Ellis

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Wonder if anyone knows anything about these Hookes joints for the Stalwarts?

In 1985, DGFVE approved the modification to replace the Bendix Tracta joints with Hookes Joints.

Bearing in mind that all Stalwarts were disposed of in 1993, I've yet to see a single preserved Stalwart with Hookes joints - and I wonder why that is.

The Standard Tracta joints

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The Hookes Joints

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The DGFVE approval 




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3 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

A Hooke's joint or simple universal joint is not constant velocity and would create vibration on the steering axles similar to those on a series Land Rover. I would be surprised if this modification was a success.

I can't find any modification mention in V647 Modification Instruction or V649 Miscellaneous instructions, but don't think I have the final versions of those EMERs. 

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