Your driveline length is way to long to work for any length of time
"especially on a leaf spring rear suspension". See a leaf spring rearend
travels on a arc and the drive line will move forward into the transmission
when bumps are encountered. To be safe, I'd recommend at least 2" of
Some shops recommend sliding the yoke all the way into the transmission
and pulling it out 1 1/2" and then taking a measurement from the center of
the yoke to the center of the pinion shaft on the rearend. That is with the
rearend on the ground of course!
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Goldsmith <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 8:00 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Two unrelated questions
> I have been working on getting my 50 3100 into
> longhaul roadworthy condition. I spent $60 on labor to
> install a new windshield gasket and $50 for the
> gasket. Only to learn that I now have more leaks than
> what I started with! The installer mentioned that the
> center stainless steel trim had the bottom hole
> stripped out. I never noticed it sticking out before
> the work started. What I am wondering is does anybody
> else have leaks in the lower left drivers side corner?
> Is it possible that the water is entering around the
> center trim area and running down the gasket to the
> corner area? I have been looking for a replacement
> trim piece so far no luck. I have been put on a couple
> of lists to receive a call if one happens to come in.
> The other question is about driveline engagement to
> a late model TurdoHydromatic 350. The driveline that I
> am current using is just about perfect in length to my
> knowledge. The only thing that I am wondering about is
> it too long. I can barely install the driveline. I
> seems that some kind of internal spring setup kicks
> the driveline out about a half an inch. When I install
> my driveline I am only about an eight of inch from
> bottoming out. Is this setup okay? Tnxs in advance!
> P.S. I am trying to decide which goodguys car (truck)
> show to go too! I live right in between Des Moines and
> Indianapolis. Is anyone else from the list going to
> either one?
> Tony Goldsmith
> 50 3100
> Galesburg, IL
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