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bige
08-21-2008, 06:06 PM
My son is building my aluminum driveshaft for the 700 R4 to 200 4R conversion.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/MyShaft.jpg

He says it weighs 10.5 lbs, with yoke and u-joints.

I also spent a good part of the day un-doing what I had done to adapt a GM shifter for the 700R4. Before...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/P1010004.jpg

Had to cut a big hole to fit it in...now I had to shrink the hole so I made a sheet metal filler, should work just fine.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/Trans004-1.jpg

I acquired a shifter from an overdrive equipped Avanti II a couple of years ago anticipatig a change back to the original configuration. The arm is a little different than the Powershift shifter. Up top is the same except for the quadrant.

Anybody have a nice quadrant for an OD Avanti II?

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/AvantiR2/Trans001-1.jpg

Still hoping to be driving a Stude to Lancaster...

ErnieR

N8N
08-21-2008, 06:12 PM
that's purdy. wish I'd known your son could build shafts last year when I had one custom made for my '55. How are you going to resist the temptation to polish that shaft?

nate

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bige
08-21-2008, 06:38 PM
My cars are never that pretty. I drive it whenever I can and while I'll spend hours tracing down the most minor mechanical foible I have to force myself to clean them.

My son the shaft builder usually shames me into it or does it for me;)

I'm like the Oscar Madison of the old car hobby:D

ErnieR


quote:Originally posted by N8N

that's purdy. wish I'd known your son could build shafts last year when I had one custom made for my '55. How are you going to resist the temptation to polish that shaft?

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

Warren Webb
08-21-2008, 06:52 PM
Dont underestimate yourself Ernie. Looks to be a well done conversion. Your son's work on the driveshaft should be commended. Like they say, "the nut doesnt fall far from the tree".

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

Alan
08-21-2008, 07:31 PM
That only applies to bushes. You can read it more than one way.