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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know what the minimum length of the intermediate shaft should be when installing an auto in a samurai? Does it matter for vibes? I am thinking as long as I get 2 U-joints in there I should be ok. I will be welding it up tomorrow so if anyone has any info it would be appreciated (before its too late!). This is what I got to work with:
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you pretty much summed it up..so long as you can get 2 UJ's in there, and weld up a balanced shaft, it'll work.if its too short for 2 joints, your only option is going to be to run a single CV joint in there ( a few european rigs run divorced t-cases that way...you have to watch the angles on teh output shafts, and make the case mounts as adjustable as possible so you can 'lelev' the input with the trans output)

from the look sof it, the final piece is going to look like a double cardan joint, sans center pin...good luck

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thanks wanderer, good to hear a second opinion. I can get 2 U-joints in there but its gonna be tight.
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Re: chevette auto Question

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Does the Chev tranny bolt up to the Zuk engine or what are you have for an engine?
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My 16v and 2wd Tracker 5speed conversion has about an inch between the welds on the intermediate shaft. And like Wanderer said as long as it is balanced there is no vibration.
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Danny, the tracker (I got a tracker 1.6 engine) bell housing bolts onto the chevette transmission. You use the tracker flywheel and torque converter. I will be using a shifter from a ford ranger, its a cleaner looking install. Its suppose to be a pretty good transmission for its size. You could probally make it fit a 1.3 too
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I'm currently putting the chevette engine in with the auto trans, did you have to move the t-case at all? or can it stay put with the auto. Also what about the trani tunnel was it big enough or did you have to lift the body? help me out with a little info about this mod. thanks
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didnt move the T-case at all but did move the engine forward. A body lift would have helped but I didnt want more lift so I widened the tunnel with the stock scissor jack. I sent you an E-mail
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Re: chevette auto Question

just as a side bar to this thread...im lookin at doing an engine swap here sometime in the future since my 1.3 let loose....

I plan on using a non zuk tranny but the stock zuk case. what would happen if a custom flange was made for the tranny and the flanges on the tranny and t-case are just mated together with no jack shaft...wouldnt that in a sense make a married t-case? i havent done any measureing with the setup id like to run but i have a feeling that its going to be a bit long for a zuk and im lookin at all options to shorten up the trany/tcase unit.

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I would like to know more.
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