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2/12/2013 6:35 pm  #1


Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket

Hey Guy’s
 
I just found this forum today and I think I need some advice, I’m trying to put a “69” Jag rear in an old  1923 T-Bucket kit car. I have been using the common sense approach on
the installation but now I’m thinking common sense might not be so common. This build is being driven by how I think the cars stance should look so that’s how I have gotten to where I am. My approach was to have the driveline sit level in the car so the output of the GM Turbo 350 transmission is in perfect alignment with the Jag rear pinion, so when all is said and done the distance between the rear shaft of the transmission to the pinion drive plate is 13-1/8” and the offset side to side is 1-1/8”. Needless to say my major concern at this point is driveshaft angle and can I make this work. I guess I convinced myself that since the rear and transmission don’t move a steeper driveshaft angle could be tolerated.
I have seen may 1923 T-Buckets with Jag rears and I can’t believe I’m the only one that will have a short driveshaft like this so I’m hoping that there is a solution so I can get the look I want.
I welcome any comments or advise.
Thanks,
Ray
 

 

2/13/2013 6:48 am  #2


Re: Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket

Just doing some rough guessing on U joint positions. I'm coming up with about an 8* angle on an 8 " driveshaft? If anybody can give you good advice these guys here can. On the thing Im building I to have the short driveshaftbut have the engine offset and am holding a 3* vertical misalignment. On what I am driving now I have a 7* angle going on a 22" driveshaft with a leaf spring suspension without problems.(Yet). Welcome in BTW and Got Pics ?
Joe

 

2/13/2013 8:36 am  #3


Re: Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket

Ray - Welcome.
If you haven't put in an engine yet, you have complete control over the pinion angle and transmission angle.  Obviosly, be very careful as there are other considerations on engine angle.

Good luck and hope to see pics!

 

2/13/2013 8:42 am  #4


Re: Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket

Hi Ray,
Contact Snow White:
http://www.snowwhiteltd.com/index.html
They've been doing this type of install for decades.
Ken

 

2/13/2013 9:18 am  #5


Re: Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket

Digz wrote:

Just doing some rough guessing on U joint positions. I'm coming up with about an 8* angle on an 8 " driveshaft? If anybody can give you good advice these guys here can. On the thing Im building I to have the short driveshaftbut have the engine offset and am holding a 3* vertical misalignment. On what I am driving now I have a 7* angle going on a 22" driveshaft with a leaf spring suspension without problems.(Yet). Welcome in BTW and Got Pics ?
Joe

 
Joe,
I come up with roughly the same 8* angle through calculations. I would have posted pictures last night but since I'm new to the forum they would not let me do that until you have at least 2 post under your belt. I w2ill post pictures shortly.
Ray

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2/13/2013 9:30 am  #6


Re: Jag rear in 1923 T-Bucket

Attached are some pictures of the T-Bucket I'm working on...The bottom line is I'm dead in the water until I figure out if I will have a problem with driveshaft angle or not. As I said in my previous email I'm certainly not the first guy to put a Jag in a T-Bucket utilizing a short driveshaft. Does anyone out there have pictures of their T-Bucket Jag install?

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/raymar56/T%20Bucket%20build/044_zps474f36bc.jpg
http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/raymar56/T%20Bucket%20build/020_zps8589a995.jpg
http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/raymar56/T%20Bucket%20build/2-3-13Motormounttemplates4_zps9a51d0d5.jpg
http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab28/raymar56/T%20Bucket%20build/019_zps4d70d43b.jpg

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