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Old 05-30-2011, 09:33 PM
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Connecting a T-400 to Ford 9"

I am building a hot rod out of my 42 International k-1. Currently I have a chevy 350 with a th400 trans and a ford 9". My question is how do I connect the 2?

I have a good ford drive shaft that is the correct length and that bolts right up to the rear end. On the trans side the yoke is bolted to the trans so the front of the drive has a slip joint but the u joints don't match up. Is there a ujoint that converts my Ford drive shaft to a chevy Th400 with a bolt on yoke? I don't want to blow the budget on the drive shaft so I'd like to connect the 2 as cheap as possible.

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:30 PM
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What you are up against is that you will need to get to a driveshaft shop and have one made with the correct yokes on it..For my project I have saved a front section and rear section an am making a driveshaft with those pieces.

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There is a joint for that but I don't know the number.
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Just have a driveshaft shop modify your current shaft with the correct yokes. I just had one done (a new shaft made) to connect my GM 4 speed to a Ford 9" and it cost all of $80. This is not something that you can easily do yourself (the shaft has to be properly balanced and the "U" joints need to be phased correctly), so it is well worth paying a professional to do it right.
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Find a GOOD Napa, and have them source the conversion mount. S10 guys do that with Expo rear ends...
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:38 AM
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Yoke......

Dont buy a yoke that was made in CHINA,they are GARBAGE,you can use your yoke,Summit,and Speedway have u-joints that are chevy on one side and ford on the other,get one of them.
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