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    on my coupe the fan is 1/4" to 1/2" away from the radiator. since I am pulling the engine, I looked at the space available & it there is room for it to be moved.
    is it possible to move everything a 1/2" toward the rear without needing to change/shorten anything else ?

    thanks, Keith
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  • #2
    That depends on the amount of slip available on your driveshaft yoke. Any chance of the radiator moving?

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    Gene
    To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
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    '69 F250
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    • #3
      If you have room on the slip yoke in the transmission you can. I moved the motor back 1/2" in my car and didnt have to shorten or change anything.
      Rob Hetzler
      M&M member since Oct 2000, #773
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      • #4
        no room to move the radiator as it just about touches the grille shell. there looks to be plenty of travel on the yoke so all I
        need to do is adjust the motor & trans mounts.

        thanks, Keith
        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

        it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

        Keith

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        • #5
          Originally posted by blue34 View Post
          no room to move the radiator as it just about touches the grille shell. there looks to be plenty of travel on the yoke so all I
          need to do is adjust the motor & trans mounts.

          thanks, Keith
          Well, there ya go!



          Gene
          To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
          '68 coupe/5.0/T5
          '69 F250
          '56 Chebbie 3200 P/U
          '03 Miata (wife's ride)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by blue34 View Post
            no room to move the radiator as it just about touches the grille shell. there looks to be plenty of travel on the yoke so all I
            need to do is adjust the motor & trans mounts.

            thanks, Keith
            You’ll want to clean up the section of the slip yoke that wasn’t running against the seal with something like fine emery cloth or sandpaper so the rough surface doesn’t eat up the seal when you are running the yoke deeper.
            '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post

              You’ll want to clean up the section of the slip yoke that wasn’t running against the seal with something like fine emery cloth or sandpaper so the rough surface doesn’t eat up the seal when you are running the yoke deeper.
              That's a good idea. I didnt have to do that cuz the slip yoke hadnt been in there that long so it was all still fairly shiny.
              Rob Hetzler
              M&M member since Oct 2000, #773
              Roxboro Dragway 2011 Top ET champion

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blue34 View Post
                no room to move the radiator as it just about touches the grille shell. there looks to be plenty of travel on the yoke so all I
                need to do is adjust the motor & trans mounts. thanks, Keith
                Preferred "yoke travel" is what......1" to 1.5" ? I suppose it depends on the amount the suspension allows the rear to travel up/down from stationary, correct?

                Ryan
                Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ryan Wilke View Post

                  Preferred "yoke travel" is what......1" to 1.5" ? I suppose it depends on the amount the suspension allows the rear to travel up/down from stationary, correct?

                  Ryan
                  Exactly, as the rear suspension goes up and down while driving the yoke goes in and out on the tailshaft. You need it deep enough to get good spline engagement and stay straight on the bushing and not fall out and not too deep that it comes to a hard mechanical limit, and you can verify how much of the yoke rides against the tailshaft bushing and seal by the wear pattern it left.
                  '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

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                  • #10
                    I looked around a little and it seems most of the driveshaft places all recommend 3/4" to one full inch of slip yoke sticking out of the back of the transmission.
                    Rob Hetzler
                    M&M member since Oct 2000, #773
                    Roxboro Dragway 2011 Top ET champion

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