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mrdetails

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yoke to transmission tail shaft clearance
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:43:20 PM »
What should the distance between the end of the tail shaft and the yoke be? I have a slight vibration which I thought was the drive shaft needing balancing. When I got ready to pulling the drive shaft, I noticed about 1 3/4" to 2" space. Is this to much. Turbo 400 application.
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Sam

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Re: yoke to transmission tail shaft clearance
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 04:36:41 PM »
I'm accustomed to seeing 3/4" to 1" or so.
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Re: yoke to transmission tail shaft clearance
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 02:47:45 AM »
I have seen up too a 2 inch gap on the yoke and never had a problem. On 4speed and Auto. You should be fine, in fact when you get down on it, the yoke will go in farther into the tailshaft.
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Re: yoke to transmission tail shaft clearance
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 11:51:37 AM »
I run about a finger width. Check your pinion angle. shaft maybe running to straight, that will make it vibrate.
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Re: yoke to transmission tail shaft clearance
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 05:23:03 PM »
Thanks Guy's. Could someone tell me the correct length of the driveshaft for 69 Camaro w/turbo 400. I'm not sure what I have, it was in the car when I got it but it wasn't the original engine or trans. Their was also evidence that the drive shaft broke at one time (dented floor boards).
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Sam