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 Post subject: Aftermarket intermediate shafts for E-series 8?
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Reposting this from the V8 category.

I need another intermediate shaft for my EL and of course Ford no longer produce these parts. I believe I have tried Bursons etc in the past but no joy.
Does anyone know if aftermarket intermediate shafts are available and if so, where from?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket intermediate shafts for E-series 8?
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Vic, As far as I am aware, nobody is doing aftermarket or refurbished intermediate shafts. Best option is finding one out of a wreck and hope for the best. then become a tightass and start stockpiling the f**k.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket intermediate shafts for E-series 8?
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Intermediate shaft? Do you mean tail shaft? You can get them reconditioned.

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Nah, intermediate shaft from steering column to the rack.

They are getting rare.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Ford stopped doing them about 5 years ago now.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Nah, intermediate shaft from steering column to the rack.

They are getting rare.


Ah, steering intermediate shaft. Couldn't one be reconditioned with new pins & bushes if you were desperate? I know I've thrown a few good ones out when car's go to scrap, so I should start keeping them shouldn't I?

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket intermediate shafts for E-series 8?
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:47 am 
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This is the second one I've worn out and it lasted only a few years from the heat of the headers and I got it from Ford just before they stopped selling e-series parts.
I'm still hopeful that someone is doing an aftermarket version.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:04 am 
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Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:25 pm 
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I had the shaft welded.
Sorted. :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:59 am 
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So what was actually welded ??

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:39 pm 
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I take it that there was play in the pin where the bottom Uni Joint connects?
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Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:15 pm 
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The uni joint itself was in fact fine, no wear in its movement.
The smaller pin underneath it ( in the attachment below ) was worn and received a couple of welds.
This saved me over $200 in finding another new intermediate shaft.
~ Incidentally, yes, the V8 shaft was about an inch shorter than the I6 shaft.

 

 

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