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MRPENNYPKR

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69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« on: October 22, 2008, 03:31:26 AM »
What would be the correct number and color of paint rings on the drive shaft of a
1969 L48 350,  M20 4sp,  06A Norwood SS Cp

The shaft I have has the remains of 1 stripe but I can't tell the color.  ???

Any help would be appreciated. 

Thanks,

Pex68

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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 06:51:58 PM »
I don't think anyone knows what these marks meant...hopefully some day we will figure it out!!!  From everything I have seen though I think there were always 3 stripes-Look closely and clean with a rag and soap and water or 409.  I NEVER saw the marks on mine until I was getting ready to restore it and cleaned it.
Chris P
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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 12:10:59 AM »
I think I read someplace that they might indicate which drive train they match up to. That would make sense, as different trans/engine combos would require different length shafts. It's at least a theory.
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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008, 04:42:58 AM »
Thanks Guys, I take a closer look ASAP.

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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008, 01:50:55 PM »
Driveshafts were different lengths, and had different front yokes depending on the transmission used; they arrived at the plant as assemblies, including the U-joints and front yokes, and the paint rings identified the usage for each different driveshaft assembly.
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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 08:12:40 PM »
Driveshafts were different lengths, and had different front yokes depending on the transmission used; they arrived at the plant as assemblies, including the U-joints and front yokes, and the paint rings identified the usage for each different driveshaft assembly.

Yes but what do the actual marks mean, i.e. color code?
Chris P
1968 Sequoia Green SS 396/325 M20

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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 06:38:51 PM »
They are just ID marks. The plant knew what the stripe combos meant. There were only 2 or 3 different shafts used every year.
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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 02:11:27 PM »
They are just ID marks. The plant knew what the stripe combos meant. There were only 2 or 3 different shafts used every year.

I would hope the plant knew what the marks ment! LOL  I want to know what they ment!!! ;D
Thanks Kurt. (and John!)
Chris P
1968 Sequoia Green SS 396/325 M20

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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 10:54:29 PM »
Maybe that info is in the 69 Service Manual...? I'm mostly a Pontiac guy and this info is in Pontiac service manuals for each year. Here's the info for 69 Firebird if it helps any -

3 & 4 speed manual, 2 speed auto, M38 auto = 1 blue stripe
3 speed HD manual = 1 white stripe, 1 green stripe
M40 auto (turbo 400) = 1 red stripe, 1 pink stripe

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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008, 11:49:25 PM »
Nice first post. I think I can hear pages being turned in service manuals all over the country. Thanks and welcome aboard.

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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 03:42:42 PM »
Good info. The Pontiac service manuals have different content than Chevy, for some reason. All the radiator usages are listed, for another example.

I need a 69 Firebird Chassis Broadcast sheet to see if the usages are the same. I don't think so, but easy to check.
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Re: 69 DRIVESHAFT PAINT MARKS
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 06:16:50 AM »
Thanks va400bird!  This seems to confirm the single stripe I found on my 4speed shaft.