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    Nice grease

    I got a used CV driveshaft to shorten for the Onan engine swap. The driveshaft came directly from the seller. It moved well ( no rough spots), both the boots and the fan were in good shape. I opened it up since the buyer wants new balls and O rings and was amazed at the grease. It acted like glue. The balls are stuck in the splined driveshaft hub.

    Time for the brake cleaner

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    Yeah, that stuff sets up like concrete or glue. Nasty. I think some of it is the fact no one ever greased them. Then you pack 30 years of dirt into them, it mixes and that's what you get.
    I don't recall.... are the boots still available?
    ~Jonathan
    Oblong, Illinois

    Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

    I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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      #3
      Yes they are available from Cub

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        #4
        They cleaned up nice with a LOT of elbow grease.
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          10 years ago I purchased an 1864. CV joints looked the same as these pictures. Dried, caked dirty stiff grease. Cleaned, new o-rings and boots, greased with CV grease. Took apart this past summer for inspection/maintenance. Dried grease but clean. I won't wait 10 years for the next cleaning.

          How did the splines on shaft and CV center look?

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            Originally posted by bugeye View Post
            10 years ago I purchased an 1864. CV joints looked the same as these pictures. Dried, caked dirty stiff grease. Cleaned, new o-rings and boots, greased with CV grease. Took apart this past summer for inspection/maintenance. Dried grease but clean. I won't wait 10 years for the next cleaning.

            How did the splines on shaft and CV center look?
            Excellent and nice fit.

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