to change over to pot joints from the old rubber coupling joints, you will have to remove the differential from the gearbox, strip it down and change the output shafts to pot joint type. Not a 5 minute job. I'm not sure about the rubber coupling output flange having never worked on them, but i know the hardy spicer coupling output flange requires a different side cover as the support bush and seal are larger.
Going a little further with regard to the differential output shafts, there are three types.
- Rubber coupling, identified with a threaded section on the end for a big retaining nut,
- Hardy Spicer, identified with the length of the shaft being the same diameter and a threaded hole in the end of the shaft for a retaining bolt.
- Pot Joint, identified with a reduced diameter and a shoulder just after the splines, not dissimilar to the rubber coupling output shaft, but without the threaded section on the end, and a groove with a spring clip towards the end of the spline.
These are not interchangeable with different types of joint.
As for drive shafts, there are only really two types, sliding spline (rubber coupling or Hardy Spicer) and pot joint. All fit either the drum or disc type CV joints. There have been variations of each shaft over the years, but they all fall into one or the other category.
Edited by Sprocket, 13 January 2018 - 09:40 AM.