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Old 10-24-2004, 05:50 PM
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Offset pinion and driveline angle? I nned advice.

Hey folks- I've looked in the knowledge base and found lots of info about pinion angle but I couldn't find any answers to my project question. I have a 8.8 inch explorer rearend under my Olds 3 window coupe project. The pinion is offset to the right by about 2 inches. My drive shaft will be 45 inches long, giving me about a 2.54 degree angle at the u joints. Will this be a problem? It looks like I will have about a 3 degree negative pinion angle in the up/down plane. Will this create any more or less in the way of a problem. I sure apreciate your help. Mike

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Old 10-24-2004, 06:31 PM
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There`s a article in a past issue of hot rod that I have where someone placed a 8.8 in a GM vehicle and was concerned about the offset, they said it would be fine that way, that the U- joints wouldn`t be effected by it, and that most ford vehicles with the offset rear also had the engine and transmission offset to compensate.
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Why not offset the engine a inch or so??
That would lessen the angle.

That's what I did on my 32 with a 60's Bronco 4 wheel drive rear axle. I moved the engine over about 3/4 of a inch. Gained a little room around the Vega steering box also.

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Hey ; Mike I remember talking about a 9 inch with ya awhile back, I see you found the rear you want! Hows the width? and you got the rear disc too? If so , what kind of master cylinder you going to use. Just curious.
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Not to worry. If your vehicle's differential has the pinion offset to the side from the center of the output shaft on the transmission, as a lot of Fords were from the factory, the angles created by this offset will not cause a vibration. The pinion shaft and the output shaft are still parallel with respect to these side-to-side angles and that's the important thing.

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