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Re: [oletrucks] Engine placement

To: bigfred@unm.edu, Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Engine placement
From: Passnb4U@aol.com
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 11:26:55 EDT
In a message dated 9/5/00 8:19:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time, bigfred@unm.edu 

> Ah, I meant parallel with the pinion shaft.. you just worded it better.
>  Either way, it seems like the bellypan on the tranny should not be the
>  determining factor when setting up the engine/tranny combo. Correct?
>  BTW, I would like to know more about positioning the U-joints.  Is the
>  pinion shaft off-set (to the L or R) from the center line of the axel, or
>  is the Tranny/engine usually not positioned exactly in the
>  middle?  It seems like it wouldn't take much to get such small degrees of
>  deflection. Thanks.
>  -alfie


  Preferably you'd want the engine/tranny inline with the pinion on the rear, 
but many, many vehicles come to mind that are not so (but should be possible 
in these trucks)....Fords, Motorhomes, etc either have offset motors or 
center sections...and they seem to last just fine.

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