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^^^^ this, quit trying to rationalize around this fact. Go get a new driveshaft made.
That would be unwise. The shaft was the right length before the springs were replaced. Best get that fixed so the car has the correct wheelbase and the rear axle is aligned properly. Heck, it may even be "dog tracking" down the road.

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He stated earlier this has been an issue before the spring repair. It probably goes back to the transmission change. That's why I think the driveshaft is a wrong application to the current setup.


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He stated earlier this has been an issue before the spring repair. It probably goes back to the transmission change. That's why I think the driveshaft is a wrong application to the current setup.
He said that he changed the springs, not the tranny.

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My AOD has been brought down 3 times in the last 5 years, last time was last year when i paid to have it rebuilt and put in a new servo kit. I remember the leak stopped after this but then it came back several weeks later. The old springs were in such bad shape every time i drove over a pothole or bump my car's rear would come down so hard it would shook the vehicle badly. For a long time i pondered what could've dented my gas tank 2 years ago and i came to a conclusion the vehicle must've come down real hard on a bump and this is what caused the dent. It's very likely worn out springs and the installation of the new springs aggravated the situation even further. One thing is for sure the driveshaft is shorter by 2" or so. The car is great with the new springs and i have been more than happy at how it feels on the road. Best course of action will be to take the driveshaft to a shop and make it longer if it can't happen then buy a new one.



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I had to wait about 2 weeks to get all new parts and then have it taken to the shop but as of now it was worth the wait. The new driveshaft length is excellent. The new 1310 U-joints are OEM specs to the pinion yoke and the new yoke is perfect. Spicer makes some real nice parts for sure. The seal went in fairly easy but smacking the sucker in place while laying under the car is a pain.. At a closer look the old driveshaft was in dire need of updating i'm glad it held up until now. Looking forward driving her tomorrow.


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1965 Mustang Resto-Modded with a classic charm
347 ci stroker 10:1 CR ( street warrior engine) Weiand Stealth,mild roller camshaft, intake ported to AFR 185 cc ,CompCams GOLD 1.6 Roller rockers, Hedman ceramic shorties
AOD stage 1(450 HP), 3.80 gears, MG Trac Lok LSD, 15" shoes
1970 Mustang fastback BOSS 302 tribute in the works..
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No leaks and no vibration whatsoever! I took her on the expressway and it was pedal to the metal to test it and the driveshaft came through with flying colors. I'm done here so lets move on to the following thing..




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347 ci stroker 10:1 CR ( street warrior engine) Weiand Stealth,mild roller camshaft, intake ported to AFR 185 cc ,CompCams GOLD 1.6 Roller rockers, Hedman ceramic shorties
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