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Old 02-06-2003, 03:37   #1 (permalink)
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2 piece tailshaft

I was having a good look at a 250 Pursuit ute the other day. I couldn't help but notice the two piece tailshaft. I however have a doubt about the way the baby is put in there. It looks like Tickford got a stack of kids on work experience to knock up a bracket for the centre bearing and then pop rivet them to the ute floorpan i kid you not. Does anyone here want to be hooting along at a great rate of knots thinking about your tailshaft held in by pop rivets. Also how important is alignment as from the looks of things there could be some variation in where they are attatched. How would they align them if they do when they put them in ?
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That could be the reason you can't tow (or even get a towbar) on one of these utes.
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relax its all aligned when its built with a laser! does look crappy but! Will be a problem if the trans ever has to come out though.
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It looks like Tickford got a stack of kids on work experience to knock up a bracket for the centre bearing and then pop rivet them to the ute floorpan i kid you not. Does anyone here want to be hooting along at a great rate of knots thinking about your tailshaft held in by pop rivets.
Although I am not a fan of the design, it is not as bad as it seems. It takes very little to hold up the centre bearing, and this load is completely unrelated to power being transmitted. I'd be more nervous about a one piece at speed.
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The two piece in the new one's are similar...
I guess there is no side movement on these if aligned properly..
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On the topic of two piece drive shafts can they be obtained for older model falcons and do you notice a power loss but obtain smoother driving?
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On the topic of two piece drive shafts can they be obtained for older model falcons and do you notice a power loss but obtain smoother driving?
They can be fitted to any model. Design will depend on gearbox/diff combination, and HP. There is no additional power loss. You will experience smoother driving, particularly if car is outside factory parameters, ie very low (affects drivetrain angle) or low ratio diff fitted (higher tailshaft revs at same speed.)
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