What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

When you’ve been trying to get it to fit all day only to realize you actually need a 12" shaft. Damn.

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I finally started to swap the transmission on my ‘66 GMC. I picked up a rebuilt TH350 from Hughs Performance for dirt cheap. Like, almost free cheap. I got a the TH350, spare running SBC 350 with aftermarket lightweight pullies, a new Hughs TC, a new engine stand, silicon rad hoses, new ss fuel lines, new roller rockers, new valve covers, flex plate, a free haircut, and an Arturo Fuente cigar for $700. Well, I didn’t check the tailshaft length on the new transmission and it is 3" shorter than the old one. It looks like the one I orginially had on there was too short too.

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The problem now is that I have a longbed, and there aren’t any longer driveshafts available for cheap. The proper solution is to uave my driveshaft cut and lengthened. The cheap solution it to buy a longer yoke. The awesome solution would be to cut my truck down, move the rear axle up, and make it into a flat bed rat rod. Decisions, decisions.

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