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 Post subject: AU tailshaft lengths
Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:39 pm 
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Can someone tell me the difference in length between the auto and manual AU tailshafts?

Its the ute that Im interested in but I guess the live axle sedan would be different by the same length.

The manual box is longer than the auto so I need to have my auto tailshaft shortened but not sure how much.

I could measure the boxes but it doesnt seem to be the most accurate way to do it because of their shape.
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 Post subject: Re: AU tailshaft lengths
Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Thanks Ash. Found the thread. He said that someone told him it was 40mm shorter.

Im gonna make a start on this today and sort the tailshaft out during the week.
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Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:41 am 
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Auto shaft definitely doesnt fit. It bottoms out before you can get the tailshaft flange onto the diff flange.

I got one from a manual V8 and that fits fine.
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Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:03 am 
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$30. :)
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 Post subject: Re: AU tailshaft lengths
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
Auto shaft definitely doesnt fit. It bottoms out before you can get the tailshaft flange onto the diff flange.

I got one from a manual V8 and that fits fine.


so it was too short or too long? did it have a balancer on it?
cheers
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 Post subject: Re: AU tailshaft lengths
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:42 pm 
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the auto tailshaft will be to long by about 50mm
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 Post subject: Re: AU tailshaft lengths
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:41 pm 
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hey, when i headed down this path, i borrowed a manual shaft (compliments of ebxr82nv) for test purposes and placed it against my auto one and the manual is slightly shorter by about 40mm. having a balancer doesnt make any difference as i have one of those from ash and considered it in the test! if u have an alloy shaft, i went and seen national driveshafts at beresfield and they said it would be cheaper to have a steel one made with the same diameter an alloy shaft(ie; an oversized steel shaft = stronger).

its entirely up to you but these were my results as i found it is impossible to find a manual shaft and new from FRAUD they cost 1400!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hope this helps anyone

 

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 pm 
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"Auto shaft definitely doesnt fit. It bottoms out before you can get the tailshaft flange onto the diff flange.

I got one from a manual V8 and that fits fine."



Hey man, what model did you get that out of? just the au v8?

 

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