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Re: [oletrucks] Rear axel shims

To: "smiler" <moneymatters@snet.net>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Rear axel shims
From: "joe" <chevy1@jps.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 22:08:24 -0700
You must have an open drive to be seeing the angle of the u-joints?  If so,
what you want to do is take a protractor and place it on the yoke coming out
of the transmission and record the angle.  Then take an angle measurement at
the pinion flange where the u-joint connect and record that angle.  The two
angles need to cancel out to be in phase.  That means if the front angle is
2 degrees down  the rear needs to be 2 degrees up.

I on the other hand always set up my rearends to be 2 degrees down because
on acceleration with a leaf spring rearend the axle rotates up.

----- Original Message -----
From: smiler <moneymatters@snet.net>
To: Ole Trucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 1:44 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Rear axel shims

> Been having a problem with a bad studder from 33 to 35 MPH, put truck
> 1950 AD on jack stands and noticed angle of rear end to u joint and
> drive shaft was off and strained...Went through my pile of extra parts
> and found 4 wedges that look like they will do the trick to
> realign..guess PO forgot to put them back in when truck was
> disassembled.  Anyway  question is Are there 4 by coincidence , seems
> one under each shackle should do to correct angle with rear end?
> Any advise appreciated
> Chet
> 1950 AD
> 6 cyl 4 speed granny
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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