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 Post subject: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:16 am 
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Hey guys, can anyone tell me if there is a difference between the xr6/normal falcons tailshafts?

I am buying a t5 kit from a ed xr6 which includes tailshaft, but it means ill have to tow the trailer to pick it up..I know i can use my auto tailshaft, so is it worth changing tailshafts??
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:52 am 
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The XR6 shaft might be the Alloy one, and if so is well worth grabbing.

And incidentally, the tailshaft will fit accross the boot, or you could fold a seat down, or wrap it carefully and put it on the back seat.

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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:51 am 
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Does anyone know what the weight comparison is between Cast iron and alloy shafts. I'm presuming alloy are lighter but by how much?

if there is a large weight difference then I might swap mine, but if not, i dont have much need to go over 180km.
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:48 pm 
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i couldnt tell you the difference in kg but i would say the alloy one is atleast 1/2 the weight of the steel one..

oh by the way there not cast iron.. :) (now a cast iron one would weigh 100kgs)lol
they are mild steel..
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:27 pm 
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if its the alloy one take it
im pretty sure there stronger and less likly to twist

ever been in a car when the tailshafts let go lol not an enjoyable experience
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Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:47 pm 
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ok oops.

so alloy are half the weight than steel, that would be a good weight saver then dont you think?
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:55 pm 
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a bit of difference but not huge as i said its more a matter of safety
we all pump more and more power into out cars and most of us disregard things like the tailshaft not im not saying they wont take a fair bit of pounding BUT after time they weaken so do the alloy ones
that raises another question how many kms has the tailshaft currently on the car done and how many has the alloy one done

as i allways say its better to be safe than sorry
ive seen them let go and do massive damage to diff gearbox and tunnel if your doing speed with that happens well id hate to think
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:59 pm 
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the mythbusters tail shaft experiments are funny, Didnt stop until they got it airbourne.
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:03 pm 
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yeah lol i saw that episode would u like to be in that car

ohh and yes it is possible to flip a car you just have to be going fast lol
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:07 pm 
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sorry for the hijack but does ne 1 know wether my car would have alloy or mild steel before i get underneath the car lol
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:16 pm 
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gli/futura got mild steel. xr6 up got alloy.

I could be wrong, When is the search function going to be working. Starting to s**t me not being able to use it.
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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:14 pm 
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EA to EBI use a steel tailshaft

EBII to EL run steel
EBII XR6/8 to EL XR6/8 run alloy
and possibly the fairmont ghias.

I think AU are all alloy i may be wrong.

but all apart from AU EA/EBI will interchange againest each other.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:27 pm 
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picked it up today, and it does NOT fit side to side in the boot..only with the seats folded. Oh and it does have less km's and is alloy i believe as it weighs s**t all..I've seen the tailshaft on my ghia has surface rust, whereas this is painted black i think?
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Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Of course, I was thinking of my EB which didn't have all the side panel things. Sorry.

The alloy shafts that I have seen have all been 'alloy' in colour.

Good luck with the conversion.

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 Post subject: Re: tailshafts
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:57 pm 
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best way to test get a magnet, if it sticks steel, no sticking alloy

 

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