Okay, I really didn't mean for this to take an ugly turn - but I started something here that I didn't intend! I do appreciate the suggestions of other solutions, and I do want to retract anything that was negative - it really wasn't my intention, but looking at the responses I can see that is exactly how it looks. So, my apologies to all, and most specifically to Guy! So it looks like my drive shaft is toast, and I do not have spare parts for this particular shaft to send to Guy Henderson in order to repairs my old shaft. What have others done in this instance? Any good suggestions would be great.