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Old 08-15-2008, 03:25 PM
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Model A engine transplant, drivetrain elignments

I decided some while back to switch out the SBC in my steel '29 highboy for a 292 Y Block.

I have the new engine nearing completion and am looking to mock up some mounts etc to get it and the top loader in within the next week or three.

My question relates to alignment between the engine/gearbox and the driveshaft/rear end. I dont yet have a driveshaft and will need to scratch my head and work out how to get one made up after the engine/gearbox is in place so I have the correct length.

So, is it simply enough to get 'visual' alignment or are things so critical that there is some scientific method to ensure EXACT alignment? Bear in mind that the car is a cruiser, not a racer.

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