June 11, 2016 our daughter, Victoria (Tori) took time off between quarters at U.C. Santa Barbara and helped me with some reassembly. First to go back on was the rear axle & differential, which got grease in all the cups and various friction points.
Next up was the front axle.
By June 17th, we had the car starting to look sort of like a car again.
Next the transmission went back in.
In the process of attaching the transmission to the universal joint that goes to the drive shaft, I discovered a plug on the universal with the logo or monogram shown below. We are pretty sure that the transmissions were nearly unique to the MICHIGAN company. It appears that the transmission was manufactured by the FULLER company ( for more about this, go to Nuts & Bolts, Transmission – ). But that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the universal joints. There are three in the car. Two from the engine to the transmission and another from the transmission to the drive shaft. All of which allow the component to be varied and the use of longer or shorter wheelbases or other tweaks between model types. Anyway, we will be on the lookout for any such logos that may lead us to the company that produced the universal joints.