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Old 08-07-2007, 09:16 AM
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Driveshaft angle, how much is too much?

Building a '31 Dodge pickup with a 318/727 combo.

Rough mesurement tells me the drive shaft will be about 2 1/2 feet long.

I have the engine sitting about 3-4 degrees, as is the rearend, but they are on about a 9-10inch different plane...kinda like those guys with lifted 4x4's.

I'd estimate that the drive shaft angle will be 15-20*'s, easy enuogh to compensate with the perches on the rearend, but not a lot to do coming off the tranny.

What's my best way to approach this?

Leave it?

Angle the rear?

Look for a high pinion 9inch?

I don't want to set the engine and tranny down any further, and the Crank centerline is just about even with the top of the frame rail right now.

Looking for options before I start covering the chassis with sheetmetal

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