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Driveshaft problem on Seawall?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Lurkin, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Anyone on here want to admit some driveshaft problems on the Galveston Seawall Saturday night?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    lol not I, what did you see Lurkin?
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    Not I, what color was the truck....
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    not I, but I was drivin around San Luis Pass friday night
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    Lurkin

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    It was a silver long bed.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    Well, no one 'fessin' up, so here is what I saw.

    My family went down to Galveston for a "last weekend before school starts" thing (hotel, hotel pool & Schlitterbahn). Saturday night we headed onto the Seawall for a bit of din-din, and while driving down the Seawall I see this red Ford come flying past us (relative "flying" given traffic on the Seawall) and weaving a spot or two through traffic. A minute or so later this silver Taco comes by doing the same thing.

    A light turns red and they are both one car back from the light, next to each other, and about 2 cars in front of us. They're both revving up and sounding like a street race is about to start,,, except for those cars ahead of them anyway. Light turns green, car in front of Ford moves forward, Ford moves forward normally, Taco sits a minute, lets car in front of him go forward a bit, then does a weak powerbrake shot and pops forward some.

    Couldn't quite tell if they were having a real problem, or just a bit of friendly fun. About a block later, the Taco pulls in behind the Ford, then the Taco pulls into the turn lane next to the Ford (at a stop light) for a minute. Taco then revs up, appears to powerbrake it again, then a loud POP and a thunk, and he pulls into a driveway and slows to a stop. I see something hanging down and as we pull by, the back driveshaft is hanging down. Appears that the U-joint into the carrier bearing had failed catastrophically.

    I had to laugh. Would have been funnier if the Ford had dropped it's driveshaft, but I don't have much sympathy for wildman automotive face-offs. Even if it was friendly, it can affect others way too easily especially since it was a busy night on the Seawall.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    i fit the description as a silver long bed, but i wasn't involved nor is that my driving behavior
     
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  9. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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