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Old 08-13-2021, 05:07 PM
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Nice POPS.
No sign of those holes on this block.
Too bad as that looks like a great way to mount it.
I trimmed out some more of the firewall and then cut out the trans mount.
I dropped the trans tail down and just sort of eyeballed it all.
Pitch gauge sits at just about zero on the intake manifold carb seat.
4 degrees sitting in the valve cover. I will raise up the trans tail a bit to get the carb seat at zero.
My 4th tire arrived and thatís at the tire shop getting mounted.
Thanks for checking up on me.
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Old 08-14-2021, 07:39 PM
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Man that valve cover is blinding to look at
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Old 08-14-2021, 07:47 PM
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:24 PM
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They are shining and bright.😳😎
The engine and trans are now in their correct position.
The carb base is at 0 degree. And the block has a 3 degree rearward angle to it.
The first pics shows how much of the front porch of the 2 piece driveshaft will need to be cut off. Is it even worth doing this? Or am I better off going to a 1 piece drive shaft. A one piece would have to be about 60Ē long.
I welcome any and all comments in regards to this part of the build. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:49 PM
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Looking awesome Torchie, love that you are putting a Dodge in a Dodge. I would say go one piece, less parts and pieces, a lot of older cars and pickup had 60" or better drive shafts.
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Old 08-15-2021, 02:58 PM
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I prefer a one piece drive shaft.
The only thing they will do is increase the diameter of the tube if need be.
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Old 08-15-2021, 04:57 PM
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Thanks dozer and OI.
I know that most prefer a one piece drive shaft. Iíve had no issues with the 2 piece ones.
Hereís my thoughts after ruminations for the past hour.
I have shortened the front half of 2 piece shafts before with no issues. I would go with a new neoprene carrier bearing.
From an expense point of view if I can shorten this one myself itís cheaper and physically easier for my then scrounging around some ones drive shaft pile. It would be stock S-10 except for the Mopar 909 trans yolk. I would get a variable sized universal that would work with the GM drive shaft and the Mopar trans yolk.
The stock S10 shaft should be plenty strong as the 318 is only about 40 hp more then the 4.3.
Chances of finding a used driveshaft thatís exactly the length I need seems slim so I would have to shorten it anyway.
Since I have the engine and trans in the final position I may just go ahead and shorten this one and see how it fits. If it doesnít look right then the fall back is a one piece.
Iím not sure a one piece is going to give me any better floor clearance although it most likely would over the carrier bearing.
Hmmmm.....
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Old 08-15-2021, 05:36 PM
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Sounds like a solid plan to me
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Old 08-15-2021, 06:50 PM
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Sounds like a solid plan to me
Thank OI.
Iíll go with what Iíve got first.
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Old 08-15-2021, 06:59 PM
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Frugal thinking is a big part of my builds

I have shortened three of my last builds with not problems

As you said, if some thing fails, fix it

Your doing a great job

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