T-350 Long vs short shaft change - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2003, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lincoln NE
Posts: 115
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post T-350 Long vs short shaft change

My buddy has a 80 1/2 ton CHevy P/U that the T-350 Long shaft went out in. He has a T-350 short shaft and was wondering if we can put the long tailshaft off the old tranny on the good short shaft ntranny. The truck is a Long bed so the drive shaft is already long long long, would we be able to find a drive shaft that would acomadate a shoft shaft? I assume we would have to go to a 2 piece? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2003, 10:05 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Lone Star State (Houston area)
Posts: 1,189
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Yes you can. You have to dismantle the entire transmission to do so since the guts all load from the front. I recently had a similar but opposite problem in my son's 57 BelAir. The trans was short shaft and the case was bad (all the boltholes around the front pump were stripped). I ended up having the driveshaft shortened and buying a built long tail. Now I have another short tail which may have a good case, so one day I'll bust it down and swap guts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2003, 01:53 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: north florida
Age: 74
Posts: 220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

unless you know what is going on inside dont try it yourself, swaping the internal parts I mean. One other option you might consider, what I did, I put a 700R4 in my 77 wher a long shaft was at, had to change nothing and now have overdrive. good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.