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Good morning gents

My son just swapped out an engine - One thing I noticed – my son had pulled the input shaft out of the trans to count the teeth(26 spline on both ends). He did not pay attention as to what end ( small length spline vs large length spline ) stuck out of the trans. He also did not notice if the whole length of the spline was sticking out or just a portion of it.


Well when he put it back in he put it with the long side out and the full length of the spline protrudes out of the trans. When I put the torque converter on – I measured from the face of the bell to the flex mounting surface. Then I measured from the crank to the face where the bell bolts to. It seemed to have about .05 interference? But when we put the motor on – it just went on easy as can be!

I am wondering if any one has pics of the positioning of the input shaft.

with the engine buttoned up to the trans - should we be able to move the torque converter back and for a little?

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Jim
 

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On 2006-04-20 09:23, TALONS wrote:

with the engine buttoned up to the trans - should we be able to move the torque converter back and for a little?

thanks
Jim
Yes should have up to 1/8 of play.
 

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The long splines enter the transmission.
 

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uh oh....My son put the long side out


that could be the reason that this is still kinda working.

putting the short side in maybe it is bottoming out on the end of the splines on the inside ( about an 1/8 inch dif between long end and short end ) and that is causing the shaft to stick out 1/8 longer - thereby decreasing the play or distance between the torque converter pads and the flexplate.

Do you think any thing could be tore up? We have been to the track once ( 3 passes )and and my son has driven it a little around the neighbor hood a little

Thanks
Jim
 
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