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Charley
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 08:39:24 AM »

Funny that my car still has it's ujoints since it has a 427 and traction bars..
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2011, 11:59:37 AM »

Yeah they're a pretty tuff shaft! I've asked my motor to exercise some authority at times   Cool
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Rob
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2011, 02:04:46 PM »

Charley, if you have not done it already could you please check the length of your driveshaft from center of one u joint to the center of the other and post it here?  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7861.0

Is the rear axle original and it looks like it uses bolts and straps, correct?  I was thinking that was 69 only but I could be wrong.
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2011, 08:43:23 PM »

Ron.
My 69 P@A shows that the plastic injected 1330 series u-joint was only used in 67-68 w/T 400 and the driveshaft pinion flange used straps.
The 69 used 1300 series u-joints with straps. The 67-68 used 1300 series but used u-bolts.
I have no idea why GM used the heavier 1330 series u-joints in the 67-68 TH 400 and not in the 4spd.
The 69 P@A also shows that sometime in 68 there was a second TH 400 designed driveshaft with lock rings. I may dispute this as I ordered my 68 in late July and received it in Aug.
I am trying to get the build date of my 68 but that is another very sad story.
If anyone has different or additional info. on this subject , chime in.
Bob
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