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Old 11-16-2006, 04:27 PM
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Have you thought about using a midplate and not using the rear trans mount at all?

Is your four link moving the axle forward enough to jam the driveshaft into the tranny and lifting the trans?

Is the body flexing enough to stress the joint?
I was just thinking of force from the drive shaft into the tranny also...that could very well be part of the problem......

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Old 11-17-2006, 01:04 PM
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Have you thought about using a midplate and not using the rear trans mount at all?

Is your four link moving the axle forward enough to jam the driveshaft into the tranny and lifting the trans?

Is the body flexing enough to stress the joint?
There is no indication of either of these, I mounted one of those cheapo web / video cams under the car and recorded what was going on. Even though the recording was crappy I coudn't identify any issues.

I had thought about body flex, but I do have sub frame connectors and I do not see any indication of flex in all the normal areas (quarters, door jambs, etc..)
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:11 PM
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In a sitting still level position...........How much inward sliding distance is left on your driveshaft yoke?
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In a sitting still level position...........How much inward sliding distance is left on your driveshaft yoke?
When I fitted the driveshaft I gave it 1.25" clearance.
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:35 PM
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What are your upper and lower links lengths?
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:35 AM
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What are your upper and lower links lengths?
I appreciate you all being helpful in trying to diagnose this issue, so I will post all my drawings / notes on the set-up. Considering that I recently got my drivers license back after almost 10 years I had plenty of time to play so there are a ton of notes. This will take me some time as my new wife has the house boxed up in storage right now while she is remodeling and painting it. If I missed something in the set-up and you guys spot it that would be great (although I must admit I hate being wrong).

On top of that I have a nasty head cold so I won't be going out to the shop to get actual measurements right now AND we are leaving tonight for a week down in Raleigh for Thanksgiving.

If memory serves me correctly, the uppers were appx. 24" and the lowers were appx. 32". Both do have 1" of adjustment available.

As far as installing motor plates, I do not want to do that as I do not plan on keeping this engine in the car forever. I intend on using this car for a variety of different engines, including a stroked Buick so using plates would severely complicate things. This vehicle needs to be a "universal" type set-up for this reason.

When I get back I will spend some time going through my notes and getting them in order so someone other than myself can understand them (I am horrible at documenting things).
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Just to let you know that I'm back and will be compiling my paperwork and drawings as soon as possible. With the remodeling going on and the fact the wife wants it done by Christmas I don't know how soon it will be (there's a lot of notes, and the drawings are full scale so they will need to be scaled down), not to mention I have to dig them out of storage.

I went to move the car the other day and for some odd reason it won't go into gear now...haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Will get some stuff posted asap.
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Just to let you know that I'm back and will be compiling my paperwork and drawings as soon as possible. With the remodeling going on and the fact the wife wants it done by Christmas I don't know how soon it will be (there's a lot of notes, and the drawings are full scale so they will need to be scaled down), not to mention I have to dig them out of storage.

I went to move the car the other day and for some odd reason it won't go into gear now...haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Will get some stuff posted asap.

Your wife wants remodel finished by Christmas? Did she specify a year?

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Old 12-04-2006, 08:55 PM
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Your wife wants remodel finished by Christmas? Did she specify a year?

Put it this way, she almost has a degree in Architecture and she thinks she is a decendent of Frank Loyd Wright. I came home to walls literally torn out a couple of weeks ago.

I guess I was procrastinating too much so she thought she'd help me along.
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Put it this way, she almost has a degree in Architecture and she thinks she is a decendent of Frank Loyd Wright. I came home to walls literally torn out a couple of weeks ago.

I guess I was procrastinating too much so she thought she'd help me along.

I got a PhD in procrastinating.

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