Quick and dumb driveshaft question

Transmission and Drivetrain Tech

  1. ro23dart

    ro23dart Well-Known Member

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    So I forgot to pay attention when I pulled my driveshaft. I don't remember if the small end goes toward the transmission or the rear. It's a 3-speed with a 8 3/4 rear of that makes any difference.
     
  2. 72Dart6pack

    72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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    50 50 chance of getting it correct. Guess?
     
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    • TrailBeast

      TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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      Towards the trans.
       
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      • ro23dart

        ro23dart Well-Known Member

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        Awesome, thanks!
         
      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

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        Im gonna go against the grain and say tapered end toward diff. My theory is if its going to break at the weakest point (narrowest area), you want the tail to break not the head.....
        Notice inertia yoke at trans end and tapered end at yoke.
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        • 67Dart273

          67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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          The big collar end goes to front, that is for sure.
           
        • Dana67Dart

          Dana67Dart Most undignified way to get to Colorado!

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          I agree!
           
        • TrailBeast

          TrailBeast Slightly Twisted Member

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          Mopar A body.
          Also, I shortened my driveshaft when I put the 42RH trans in and I would remember if the yoke was then too small at the back end.:D

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