Drive Shaft Vibration

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A new guy question - My 62 came with a quick disconnect rear drive shaft - REMCO Drive Shaft Coupling- installed making it easy to disconnect the drive shaft for towing. (Apparently my cruiser spent a lot of its life behind a motorhome.) Today I decided to install the stock drive shaft and have a vibration over 50mph. The balance weight is intact and everything else looks good. From other posts I found it appears I should rotate the shaft to eliminate the vibration. Is that right in your experiences or is there another way to determine its correct position? Thanks.
 
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cxs said:
How do i determine if its in phase? trial and error? :confused:

take it to a drive shaft shop and have it balanced. New U joints are a good idea at that point as well.
 

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To be in phase, the ujoint yokes on the ends should line up. If they dont, pull it apart at the slip joint and line them up.
 
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