Part No.: 1493-Size
Borgeson Aluminum Needle Bearing Universal Joint
These high-quality aluminum universal joints are specifically made for steering use in light-weight racing applications such as formula cars and smaller sports racers. The internal needle bearings provide long life, smooth operation, and great reliability without maintenance.
We stock many of the more common spline and bore sizes but we can special order many other combinations including "Double D" shapes.
Note: 9/16-36 is not available in a clampable version. 3/4-36 is the smallest clampable spline available.
To attach the joint to the steering shaft, splined or "Double D" joints use a 5/16"-18 setscrew with a locknut (we suggest adding Loctite for security). A flat, groove, or indentation must be filed on the shaft where the set screw will clamp. Plain bore joints can use two 3/16" roll pins or hardened shear pins in each yoke at right angles to each other and approximately 3/8" apart. Welding is not recommended because of the possibility of heat damage to the bearings.
All sizes measure 1.625" OD at widest section, 3.25" overall length. Maximum operating angle is 35 degrees.
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