Well not really progress, but another panel ready for body work.
At this rate I might be finished in another lifetime, certainly not this one.
When I had the chassis work done, the guy set the engine at an angle i.e. the RHS of the engine is further forward than the LHS. I assume he did this as my diff centre is to the RHS of centre in the chassis. From my trigonometry this means that the tailshaft will leave the gearbox at an angle of about 1.15 degrees.
Is this likely to cause a vibration at revs?
Last edited by nassi on Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:03 pm; edited 1 time in total
Possibly. As the driveshaft rotates, it actually oscillates, so having an angle to begin with, usually magnifies the issue.
Reality, probably a "suck it & see" ........ 😄
I meant that in the nicest possible way ......
I thought that if the angles were the same, front and back it was good. I just don't know how much tolerance there is.
I will have to do some work on the diff to alter the pinion angle but that is OK, its just this other angle that bothers me.
That's interesting Nassi. I suppose from a maths point of view you would want the tail shaft to be perpendicular to both the diff centre and gearbox unless there is some mechanism at either end that counts for the off centre.
How was it done stock, back in the day, with an off centre diff.
"The simple answer is, even if I have decided I still don't know what to do."
I have a feeling my diff may be from a 4wd so the transfer case would have probably had an off centre output.
The original diff was about 23mm off centre, the 9 inch is about 50mm off centre.
I have no idea how the original motor gearbox sat as they are long gone.
Well, bugger all to report but considering the guff in a few other threads I thought I should chirp in.
Opened the shed today (beer is in there), and bugger me. There bold as brass was a bloody 56 F100, now as I always wanted one I thought I really should do something with it but as luck would have it I found the beer instead.
Maybe next week.....
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