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Old 03-11-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
ilmung
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Default Measuring the driveshafts

For my suzuki 1300 gti conversion I need the length of the driveshafts .

Some questions :

1) what is the position of the wheel : completely up or down or horizontal ?
2) how many "play" (endfloat) should there be by the narrowest position ?
3) must the length of the driveshafts be equal or not?
Some people say it's better to move the engine to the passenger side
because this is better for the cornerweight afterwards .
4) how do you determine the correct position of the circlips ?
5) are there pictures available to show how you have to measure ?

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Old 01-12-2019, 12:03 PM   #2
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1) what is the position of the wheel : completely up or down or horizontal ?
Use a bit of old broom handle (it should fit just inside the mini and suzuki CV's shalfs holes) and try it - I seem to remember mine being about 320mm to 330mm - but it was a long time ago. https://16vminiclub.com/showthread.p...e+shaft+length

2) how many "play" (endfloat) should there be by the narrowest position ?
I'd say you need about 10mm - it's a compromise between fitting well inside the joints and not binding - hence the wooden mock-ups. End play is only on the Suzuki inners, the Mini CV's are fixed and do not move.

3) must the length of the driveshafts be equal or not?Some people say it's better to move the engine to the passenger side because this is better for the cornerweight afterwards .
Depends on you your mounts, mine were within 10mm of each other. I'd not agree with that. The G13B lump weights a lot less than an A Serires engine and gearbox so weight distrbution will make no real difference.

4) how do you determine the correct position of the circlips ?
Look at the old shafts.

5) are there pictures available to show how you have to measure ?
Yes, good few threads on here with pictures.

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