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Hardened Driveshaft

Postby RussLCV » Sun Dec 26, 2021 8:47 pm

wanted a pair of hardened drive shafts, anyone bought a set and never fitted them?


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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:13 pm

A cautionary tale.....
I bought a pair of hardened half shafts like those pictured above and fitted them to Abby, because everyone was saying that with her 1275 engine fitted she'd need them............
They snapped around the flange near the nut a few months after fitting, which left the shaft spinning but the wheel unable to turn with it :roll:
I refitted the original half shafts and never had any further issues in that area.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- Back on the ground with (slave) wheels and waiting to be resprayed......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- On the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- Driven back from Llangollen in Wales (twice.....)

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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby philthehill » Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:50 pm

I just got a pair of NOS standard Minor half-shafts and had them hardened.


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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby RussLCV » Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:51 pm

Many thanks chaps

Philthehil where does one get them hardened please? And and idea of the cost please?
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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby RussLCV » Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:52 pm

jagnut66 wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:13 pm
A cautionary tale.....
I bought a pair of hardened half shafts like those pictured above and fitted them to Abby, because everyone was saying that with her 1275 engine fitted she'd need them............
They snapped around the flange near the nut a few months after fitting, which left the shaft spinning but the wheel unable to turn with it :roll:
I refitted the original half shafts and never had any further issues in that area.
Best wishes,
Mike.
where did yours come from please and do you have any idea who made them
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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby RussLCV » Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:53 pm

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:50 pm
I just got a pair of NOS standard Minor half-shafts and had them hardened.
Philthehil where does one get them hardened please? And and idea of the cost please?
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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby philthehill » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:18 pm

Unfortunately the firm I had mine hardened at are no longer in business. The cost then was about £150 per pair. A lot of these specialist firms have gone under. Thankfully I have a spare pair (which are not for sale) on the spares shelf.
All I can suggest is that you google for steel hardening and see what comes up.
This subject has come up in the past (use search facility) and I did enquire/discuss with Peter May Engineering as regards quality and I was assured that they have never had any of their half-shafts fail.
If I remember correctly the special half-shaft above that failed was additionally welded between flange and shaft. Peter May Engineering assured me that the flange is not welded to the shaft.
See link below:-
https://www.petermayengineering.com/pro ... a-a-653mm/


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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:11 pm

where did yours come from please and do you have any idea who made them
They were from the Morris Minor Centre Birmingham (David Manners), however this was a few years back now, so I have no idea who manufactured them or whether MMCB still source parts from them.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- Back on the ground with (slave) wheels and waiting to be resprayed......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- On the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- Driven back from Llangollen in Wales (twice.....)

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Re: Hardened Driveshaft

Postby RussLCV » Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:31 am

Many thanks guys for all you advice
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