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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #195 on: October 17, 2017, 07:34:37 PM »
As you say, my theory also, anything is possible.
Here I have two shafts from'67 L6/PG/2.73, and one from '68 V8/PG/3.08 - don't know the application of those shown - over 40 thing
Shafts measured from shaft yoke to shaft yoke, overall
Short one is 50 inches overall by 2 3/4 inch diameter
Long one is 51 3/8 inches by 2 inch diameter
Critical speed is dependent upon OD, wall thickness, material, and length.
Just my theory.
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #196 on: October 18, 2017, 02:48:34 AM »
Some of the Firebird Turbo 400 driveshafts also had inline yokes. I have one in my garage.
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #197 on: October 28, 2017, 06:44:32 PM »
My 68 maybe Z28 is an 07B and the shaft has yellow and white paint swabs. The yokes are in line.
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #198 on: October 31, 2017, 11:37:35 PM »
Thanks Chris, for Z28 I believe should be orange and white stripes. Faded orange can look like yellow.

Can you get a measurement center of u joint to center of u joint?  Thanks!
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #199 on: October 31, 2017, 11:44:38 PM »
As you say, my theory also, anything is possible.
Here I have two shafts from'67 L6/PG/2.73, and one from '68 V8/PG/3.08 - don't know the application of those shown - over 40 thing
Shafts measured from shaft yoke to shaft yoke, overall
Short one is 50 inches overall by 2 3/4 inch diameter
Long one is 51 3/8 inches by 2 inch diameter
Critical speed is dependent upon OD, wall thickness, material, and length.
Just my theory.

49.96 is the length for most 67 and 68 Driveshafts. The other one is too long for any stock 67-69 Camaro.

Are you sure on your tube diameters or are you measuring the yoke?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Just adding to the list of offset driveshaft end yokes. My 68 definitely had the offset U joints. Z28, M21 with a 4.88 rear ratio. Built late Dec 67 or early 68. Can't remember. 124378N3561xx. 

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Thank you Michael.

Complete report available here at the link below.

http://www.camaros.org/driveshaft.shtml

Send me a private message, I would like to hear more about your car.
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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #202 on: August 13, 2018, 07:35:37 PM »
I know the Driveshaft Report is out but I want to share information on my original owner 1969 Camaro SS L78 with M22 transmission.  The car is
02D (1969).  The driveshaft is not phased and the markings are Orange and Blue.   The driveshaft has never been removed from car and it is very low mileage.  I'm sure of the color makings.  It uses straps at the differential.  Differential is positraction 4.10 ratio.

I also have another original owner 1969 Camaro SS L48 with M20 transmission.  The car is 11C (1968).  The driveshaft is phased and the markings are long gone.  It uses straps at the differential.  Original owner but high mileage.   Differential is positraction 3.70 ratio.


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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #203 on: August 13, 2018, 08:22:05 PM »
I know the Driveshaft Report is out but I want to share information on my original owner 1969 Camaro SS L78 with M22 transmission.  The car is
02D (1969).  The driveshaft is not phased and the markings are Orange and Blue.   The driveshaft has never been removed from car and it is very low mileage.  I'm sure of the color makings.  It uses straps at the differential.  Differential is positraction 4.10 ratio.

I also have another original owner 1969 Camaro SS L48 with M20 transmission.  The car is 11C (1968).  The driveshaft is phased and the markings are long gone.  It uses straps at the differential.  Original owner but high mileage.   Differential is positraction 3.70 ratio.

Can you post a pic of the 1969 L78 driveshaft? Or send it to me?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #204 on: February 12, 2019, 09:22:58 PM »
Some info on my car....

69 Camaro
Norwood
10C build
396 (402) - TH400
Bolted u joints
rear end - BL - non-posi 3.08
3 stripes -from the front - orange, green, violet

hope this helps....


Just did some looking at my drive shaft & it matches his. Same equipment, born date Aug 28 1969......Joe

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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #205 on: February 12, 2019, 09:33:16 PM »
Some info on my car....

69 Camaro
Norwood
10C build
396 (402) - TH400
Bolted u joints
rear end - BL - non-posi 3.08
3 stripes -from the front - orange, green, violet

hope this helps....


Just did some looking at my drive shaft & it matches his. Same equipment, born dat Aug 28 1969......Joe

Thanks Joe. Could you post any pics or send to me?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #206 on: February 12, 2019, 09:41:02 PM »
Sure. Let me see if I can get a good picture...Joe
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #207 on: February 12, 2019, 09:48:43 PM »
 Question......my 67 LOS L35 w/TH400 has the original driveshaft with the nylon injected yoke and trunnions .....do you think that these can cause issues from age?

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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #208 on: February 12, 2019, 11:07:37 PM »
Question......my 67 LOS L35 w/TH400 has the original driveshaft with the nylon injected yoke and trunnions .....do you think that these can cause issues from age?

Mike

I certainly think that is possible. I love originality but when choosing between that and safety, safety always wins. You could put it on the bench and do a careful inspection to see if anything is loose before replacing.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016