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#1 Andi-p

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 05:15 PM

Afternoon all. I am in the middle of an engine conversion and am struggling with drive shaft angles. Does anyone have any pictures of there drive shaft angles. My inner joints sit around 3 inches forward of the hub. The drive shafts are going to be short as it is. I cant move the engine back due to the clearance from gearbox to steering rack. I dont really want to give up on my conversion because of this problem.

#2 Maccmike8

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 07:42 PM

I havent sorry but youll be ok until you put steering lock on.

If youre very committed, carry on and put lock stops on once you know the max angle the cvs will take.



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Posted 12 February 2021 - 07:30 AM

Is it possible to remove material from the gearbox case or the steering rack so you can move the engine back a little more ?

#4 Andi-p

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Posted 12 February 2021 - 10:49 PM

After much head scratching and measuring. I found a bulge in the gearbox around the diff casing. There was bolts either side of the bulge and it didn't have a sealed surface. Cut it off with the angle grinder and found it to be a dowel locator. Removed a small part on the block where the alternator bracket would of bolted to. Now moves back enough to reduce drive shaft angles.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 06:03 AM

Any pictures of this setup, would love to see it

#6 Andi-p

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 07:50 AM

Any pictures of this setup, would love to see it

I wouldn't know how to upload pics of my car on here. I have some on instagram.

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#7 thelegg

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 07:16 AM

Glad you managed to sort out the problem :) what fiat engine are you using by the way ?

Edited by thelegg, 20 March 2021 - 07:19 AM.


#8 riktanius

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 07:16 PM

 

Any pictures of this setup, would love to see it

I wouldn't know how to upload pics of my car on here. I have some on instagram.

andrew.petch.90

 

Not much on your insta than some rabbit murder






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