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i have a 1969 nova with s chevy 350 turbo transmission. the drive shaft yoke in it sticks out about 2" at the rear of the transmision. i know it should be about 1" but is this ok. it still have about 3" of the transmission shaft in it

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"OK" as long as you don't have any driveline vibration. That said, I wouldn't run it hard. By virtue of having less of the splines engaged, they're more likely to twist if abused.

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Usually, as long as the splines are not sloppy and there is at least 2-1/2" of spline engagement, should be OK if you have some form of traction bars. If it's got weak monoleafs, i might want at least 3" of static engagement as the yoke will use more travel.
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