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ccode67
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From: douglasville,ga,usa
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posted 02-15-2002 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where I can find out the standard driveshaft lengths for different vehicles?
The reason for this is I need a shaft 50 inch from c/l of joint to c/l of joint.
I wanted to get an aluminum shaft, I know Ranger trucks and Crown Vics have them, maybe others.
Too long is okay, a local shop will shorten and rebalance for $50, will come away much less than the $300 to $350 for a new one.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-15-2002 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
If you find a list, let me know. That would be real handy in the archives.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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cpmaverick
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posted 02-15-2002 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick        Reply w/Quote
The later model Aerostars have aluminum driveshafts too. 79-93 Mustangs are 45.5" long, for the archives.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-16-2002 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Charlie! Is that for manual or automatic? That's the centerline of the U-joints, right?

If I can get enough measurements, I'll create a chart that we all refer to.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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cpmaverick
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posted 02-16-2002 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick        Reply w/Quote
It's manual, but I don't think it matters.

mellowyellow
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posted 02-17-2002 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
I'll start by giving length of 68 small block. Let's set up a uniform standard of measurement-from exactly where to exactly where on shaft. We don't want to give anyone the shaft! LOL!

capri man
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posted 02-17-2002 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
my wifes explorer has an aluminum driveshaft. ummmmm i wonder if it will fit my capri?????

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stang106
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posted 02-17-2002 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106        Reply w/Quote
I also want to replace my driveshaft with an aluminum one, mine needs to be shortened anyway. Will a Crown Vic or Ranger have compatible U-joints? Are they all strong enough?
Thanks,
Dave

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2002 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
65-68 Mustangs with small blocks and C-4/Top loader are 49-50 inches depending on the pinion yoke used.

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Alex Denysenko
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cpmaverick
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posted 02-17-2002 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick        Reply w/Quote
1970 Mavericks with a 1987 Mustang 5.0L, 1995 Cobra T5, 1977 Lincoln Versialles 9", with a 1957 Ford yoke are 45" center to center of U-joint

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ccode67
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posted 02-18-2002 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67        Reply w/Quote
Lots of info, but not the info I was looking for.
For the record, 67 mustang with 289 and C-4 and 8 inch rear, measures 51 inches from c/l of u-joint to c/l of u-joint.

The 9 inch going in is one inch longer than the 8 inch so I will need a 50 incher.

Moneymaker
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posted 02-18-2002 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
SEE!

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NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
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