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crebo 08-18-2002 07:48 PM

is my drive shaft too short?
Hi, I have a heavily modified 1959 chevy apache truck. It has a small block 350 and I just put in a new Jegs th350 transmisssion. I had the drive shaft balanced and new u-joints put in. When I put the drive shaft back on, I noticed that the slip yoke only goes into the transmisson about 3/4". It seems like it should go in a little further, but I'm not sure? The previous transmission was also a th350 and the dimensions are the same. I test drove it and it seems to work fine, but I would hate to mess up the new trans I put in...

WoodsEdge 08-18-2002 08:10 PM

If you're saying it only goes in 3/4" with weight on all 4 wheels, the answer is yes its too short. It should go in until its about an inch from bottoming out.

Keith Boisvert 08-19-2002 02:39 PM

Are you positive about the overall length of the tranny? Depends on the tail shaft. Some are longer than others.

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