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 Post subject: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:31 pm 
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Hey guys, my EL Fairmont Ghia is in the middle of a manual conversion with a T5 out of an XH at the moment, the guy doing the conversion is concerned about the metal damper on the end of the manual tailshaft, which isn't on the auto one which came out of my car, is it possible to take it to a shop and have one put on?

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:33 pm 
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im running without one on my ef. ive seen them on some autos and some manuals. not all.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:56 pm 
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Use the tailshaft that came out of your car if you are that worried. E series Sedan tailshafts either auto or Manual are the same length. It's only the AU that used a shorter tailshaft than the auto.
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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:02 pm 
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I ran bothe no worries...assuming both shafts are balanced.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:07 pm 
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I ran bothe no worries...assuming both shafts are balanced.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:13 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I ran bothe no worries...assuming both shafts are balanced.


Do I need to get it rebalanced?
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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:29 pm 
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Damoo wrote:
phongus wrote:
I ran bothe no worries...assuming both shafts are balanced.


Do I need to get it rebalanced?


If the auto one was fine when you took it out, it should be fine. In saying that, best to have the diff end oriented the same way it came out...not sure if that makes much of a difference

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:41 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Damoo wrote:
phongus wrote:
I ran bothe no worries...assuming both shafts are balanced.


Do I need to get it rebalanced?


If the auto one was fine when you took it out, it should be fine. In saying that, best to have the diff end oriented the same way it came out...not sure if that makes much of a difference


Doesnt make f*ck all difference. Use the one with the best uni joints. Which will more than likely be yours anyway.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:27 pm 
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Is the Tailshaft from an XH?

If it is, you won't be able to use it in the sedan.
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Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:13 pm 
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I agree with the others in saying use your original tailshaft.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Manual and auto tail shaft
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:54 am 
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Yeah tailshaft is from XH that came with the box, its too long.

We just used the original tail shaft, thanks guys. 8-)
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