drive shaft

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  1. railxmad2

    railxmad2 New Member

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    going on a parts search i have questions
    drive shaft for a 1979 camaro Z28 5.7 350 4 speed
    are the driveshafts for a auto car the same for a 4 speed car? camaro4.jpg
     
  2. Glava

    Glava Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Z28 4 speed driveshaft stripes2.JPG Z28 4 speed driveshaft stripes.JPG I looked in my assembly manual and it lists two drive shafts:
    7819344 Prop shft assembly M15(3 speed manual) /M20 (4 speed Manual)/M38 (3 speed automatic)
    7819345 M21 ( Which is the 4 speed close ratio BW T10 in the Z/28)
    So it looks like you need the shaft specifically for the Z/28 -I am not sure what the difference is?
    Here are a couple of shots of mine with the paint stripes on them that may help you ID one when you're looking.
    BTW, that is a sharp looking 79Z!!
     
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  3. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Output shaft sizing. IIRC a th400 uses the same yoke as a t10
     
  4. railxmad2

    railxmad2 New Member

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    over all i was worried about lenght changing yokes is easy but if i got to buy one i wanted to make sure i am looking for the right shaft don't want to buy what i cant use.
     
  5. Glava

    Glava Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just a question for my education -the 79 z had a TH 350 right?
    So, he can get any shaft, but may have to change the yoke.
     
  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    2nd gen Camaros used a driveshaft 48.5" from center of U-joint to center of U-joint for a short tail TH350 or 200-4R.
     
  7. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    I have used my stock driveshaft when I did my conversion at first to a Muncie M-21 4 speed on my 1979 Z-28 RS Camaro..And by using a Super T-10 /Turbo 400 yoke right from the Chevrolet dealer at the time. The Z-28 has a bigger drishaft than a regular "BowTie car.
     

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  8. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Changing the yoke you should rebalance the driveshaft
     

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