Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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ALV
Al Vandergoot
Sidney, British Columbia Canada
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01/13/2013 09:49PM

Main British Car:
1971 Triumph TR6 Ford 2.3 turbo

Drive shaft length
Posted by: ALV
Date: October 15, 2014 10:21AM

I'm installing the t5 transmission in my triumph with the r200 diff, has anyone used this combo with the 2,3l Ford turbo engine? Just wondering if anyone has an idea of what the drive shaft length should be. Thanks


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Drive shaft length
Posted by: mgb260
Date: October 24, 2014 12:42PM

I don't know actual length but, you can insert front yoke in transmission fully and pull back 1". Measure front to rear Ujoint and that's your needed length. Speedway Motors has driveshafts in various lengths at reasonable prices.


ALV
Al Vandergoot
Sidney, British Columbia Canada
(67 posts)

Registered:
01/13/2013 09:49PM

Main British Car:
1971 Triumph TR6 Ford 2.3 turbo

Re: Drive shaft length
Posted by: ALV
Date: October 30, 2014 04:17PM

Thanks that helps much appreciated.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Drive shaft length
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 31, 2014 11:29AM

Find a local driveline shop in your area. Have a driveline that is matched to your transmission that is longer than you need, take your measurement that Jim said, take to the shop to be made. I have had 3 drivelines made at my local driveline shop, that have been 3" aluminum, cut down and new u-joints installed, and matched to the differential flange. They can customize u-joints to fit stuff better than anyone else, bigger caps or smaller to work with any application. It cost me $138 each time for cut down, new u-joints, and a balance. They will also use the best u-joints in the market.


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