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Driveshaft length

Discussion in 'Engines and Drivelines' started by Snicklefritz, Apr 10, 2022.

  1. Snicklefritz

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    you may be right but if there is a guideline or limit to the length i'd rather know it now than after everything is in for good. where i put the body is partly determined by where the drivetrain goes and where the drivetrain goes may be partly determined by a minimum safe length of driveshaft.
     
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    this is? i couldn't find anything on this particular subject.
     
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    That's true Spanky. You don't need the drive shaft unless you're planning on going somewhere!
     
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    Snicklefritz, I've never experienced a problem with it being too short. I'm still talking drive shafts here! How much space is there between the end of the tail shaft and the rear end yoke? I just went and measured my drive shaft. It is about 9" u joint to u joint. I suppose if there was a really short distance between the trans and the rear end, it might put undue stress on the u joints due to the extreme angle.
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    that's the thing. the engine/trans and rearend are not in fixed spots yet. there are a few things up in the air at the moment: still waiting for parts from ron, still trying to sort an unresolved mess up with the motor mounts, and exact location of the body i've yet to determine. i think in the end all will be well it's just i like knowing certain things beforehand.
     
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    Look this up.


    � DRIVE LINE PHASING AND UNIVERSAL JOINT ANGLES BY JOHN NIOLON � Engine, drive line or rear suspension changes sometimes move things...
     
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