Originally Posted by red65novawagon
The trans yoke and pinion yoke must be in perfect alignment or you'll have vibration and eventually worn broken parts and alot sooner than you want. The u-joints are intended to run out of plane in a single direction (up and down) if it tries to run in two it will make an eliptical pattern not circular.
not insulting you, but just debateing. but how do the u-joints know they are operating a single direction??? (they have no brains). i,m an old retired corvette mechanic and have known about this koked engine deal for decades.i'm restoring my 64. (it'a body off resto mod) and just for fun, i guy who bought a 65 disk brake car.
and i'm working on on a friends 65 vette.
he was freaked out by the offset of the engine. i told him " your car has been wrecked. then I showed him the engine was offset from the factory. go figure, i'm tired. we went fred stokes ranch