drive shaft length

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  1. schroensr

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    I am looking to have a drive shaft build an need the stock length on a 1974 Comet 302 c4 auto
     
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    On my 74 Comet 2 door 302 C4 driveshaft was 46 1/2", measured center to center of U-joint eyes.
    David
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Good to know, I have one from a V8 car and one from a six but didn't mark which one was which. Thought they would have been the same but they aren't.
     
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    Mabe you could post measurements of both, it may help someone out later.
     
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    Shafts for 6cyl are 1" shorter and 4dr are 7" longer than 2dr.

    1974cometdriveshaft.JPG
     
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    Amazing; Krazy Comet do you use your obscure automotive information to impress girls in bars? :cheers2:
     
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    Thanks, James
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    Shaft length does usually impress.... Occasionally scares them.. :yikes:
     
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    thats weird. My i6 manual drive shaft fit into my V8 C4... Well at least I think it did. Havent driven it yet.
     
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    my stock I6 shaft fit C-4, 302 W/AOD, 302 W/T-5, 347 W/AOD and my LS W/700R4 no mods in length.
     
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    This prompted me to look at '70-'72

    The 2dr 6cyl & V8 are listed as same at 46 5/8". The 4dr driveshafts were 53 9/16" vs 52 9/16" or 1" longer for V8 vs 6cyl. Usually 1/2" long or short makes no difference, no idea why 4dr or later models varied.
     
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    That's funny, one of mine is from a 71 V8 and the other a 72 250 six car. Both had C4 transmissions.
     
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    after mine was scrapped with the trans , I have no choice , but to buy a new one . PST has one I will purchase .
     

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