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Old 11-30-2012, 09:21 PM
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Help with Driveline Angles on my Hot Rod - Pictures inside...

Hello,

Working on my rear suspension I realized the pinion on my rear-end housing is offset by 2.75". This throws my drive shaft angles out much further than I was hoping.

I plan to run a 3.5" aluminum drive shaft.

As photoed the engine and transmission are pointed down in the back at 3* (carburetor base level) and the pinion is pointed down 1*. With the tape measure stretched across the span it reads 8*.

Are these angles too high even with such a short drive shaft?

Should I bring up the engine and transmission (carburetor base off level)?

Am I going to need to source a equal distance rear-end?

Thanks for any help!
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