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Old April 9th, 2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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please take the time and measure it properly... after about an hour of screwing around measuring and checking for roundness and trueness and welding it up after turning it down all nice and pretty on the lathe i went to go put it in and its like 3 inches to long.

Moral of the story: measure the complete driveshaft for the proper length, not just from the bottom to the top of the slip spline without the top yoke on. me> :miff: <me

I'm sure bio has comments on this.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #2
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First time I did mine, I forgot to allow for any slip. But at least it fit the truck..

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btw, I know that the last one I did, i actually felt the benefit from adding 1/2 cup of atf, which I did after 50 miles, drill a small hole, pour it in, and weld it back up.

Heh, its a good test to see if you got your welds good with no pinholes.
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ahhhh the hell with it........just stretch your WB to make the DS fit.
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btw, I know that the last one I did, i actually felt the benefit from adding 1/2 cup of atf, which I did after 50 miles, drill a small hole, pour it in, and weld it back up.

Heh, its a good test to see if you got your welds good with no pinholes.
Well, if you used a more precise measurement than a plastic angle finder maybe your driveshaft would be a little more true. Driveshafts are made out of seamed HREW tube. not square tube.


Why would I pour ATF in my driveshaft, my trans take gear lube? I'm no engineer, but I did stay at a holiday inn express last night.

I'm not to worried about the welds on it either.

Mine was out .005, it was just 4 inches to long. just my opinion.
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I think what Jesus is stating is that the welds to the slip joint and yoke. sometimes when you weld metals together gas pockets are formed in the weld which reduces the strength and pit holes not visible to the eye. what he suggested was way to fined and repair before rusting from inside out and seriously weakening your drive shaft. which is the highest external spinning part in your vehicle.

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which is the highest external spinning part in your vehicle.
What about cooling fans?

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nice try CC

you can add them up for yourself.

70 mph- engine 2200-2400 rpm- if a three speed tranny with 1:1 then same as engine rpm. if overdrive then 20-30% faster.

direct drive fan off engine close to rpm's of engine minus difference between diameter of drive pulley minus diameter of fan pulley.

electric fans run usually a constant velocity of 1500-1800 rpms.

but thanks CC for making me use my limited brain power. it's refreshing to know I still have some left.
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