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I need a driveshaft!
« on: August 21, 2014, 03:13:24 PM »
What driveshafts are compatible with the 75 wagon, 2.3 with a automatic 3 spd... I need a new driveshaft and wagons are hard to come by in the pick-a-parts around here!

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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 06:26:42 PM »
Sedan driveshafts are the same length. I believe MII shafts work as well. Fox body Mustangs are close in length but you will need new U joints.
 
Measure yours from cap center to cap center & crawl under some & see what's close. I do know 4 cyl. Fox with T5 manual is 45.5 inches as is the shaft from an all wheel drive Aerostar. Both work in most Pintos but are shorter than stock C3 Pinto shaft
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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 08:25:58 PM »
Stay away from the Aero Star driveshaft. It's too short and had one in mine. The problem with it was the vibration it caused on the highway. I found a stock wagon driveshaft and it works fine now. What happened, and there is a bunch of posts since I was trying to figure out what was going on, the car at higher speeds would vibrate like it was the X-wing fighter in Star Wars just before it blew up.

A wagon driveshaft, as I understand, is a tad longer than the others.
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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 12:13:28 PM »
Thanks guys! I'll try looking and see what's closest... And if I find a wagon I'll snatch that up

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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 01:23:33 PM »
I don't know if it will help, I have an extra driveshaft from a 1980 hatchback. I am in Pa.

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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 08:51:40 PM »
I have the stock one out of my Runabout that I'm not likely to use and I'm in SoCal. It's 47" center-to-center, by the way. I just got one out of a 2001 Mustang  that's 45.5 like all the Fox3 cars before it.
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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 09:12:32 PM »
The 45.5" length is correct when you run a T5 trans with an 8" rear axle in any Pinto
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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 11:52:44 AM »
I believe it's also the stock length for C4 Pintos regardless of rear end, which I guess means that my 47" stocker wouldn't work for themarine117.
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Re: I need a driveshaft!
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 12:37:11 AM »

I have the stock one out of my Runabout that I'm not likely to use and I'm in SoCal. It's 47" center-to-center, by the way. I just got one out of a 2001 Mustang  that's 45.5 like all the Fox3 cars before it.
Can you contact me? Where in SoCal are you? Text is best, I work during the day 760-669-9009 I need it ASAP, cars my daily driver And somehow it bent.