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Does a half inch matter?
#1359560 Sun May 10 2020 03:36 PM
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I would like to move my transmission/transfer case forward about 1/2 inch to make more room for the HEI distributor cap. I know it would shorten the front drive shaft's travel and extend the rear. I'm not particularly worried about the rear, as there is a lot more wiggle room in the back.

1967 Chevy Suburban K20. Rockwell T221 Transfer case/SM420. Dana 44 front diff, Eaton rear diff. SBC 327 V8.

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Sun May 10 2020 03:37 PM.

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Re: Does a half inch matter?
Rusty Rod #1359567 Sun May 10 2020 03:50 PM
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It would probably be a lot simpler and less expensive to modify the firewall. There won't be any changes in driveline geometry and clutch linkage that way. I believe you're about to open up a huge can of worms by tinkering with the position of driveline components.
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Re: Does a half inch matter?
Rusty Rod #1359664 Sun May 10 2020 10:09 PM
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Thanks HRL, I did "massage" the firewall a little bit, but I don't want to get too rambunctious with the sledge.


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Re: Does a half inch matter?
Rusty Rod #1359669 Sun May 10 2020 10:37 PM
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Re: Does a half inch matter?
Rusty Rod #1359684 Mon May 11 2020 12:34 AM
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How about fabricating a semi-circular piece of sheet metal and welding or riveting it into an appropriate-sized cutout behind the distributor? It's a little more work than the hammer method, but a lot less redneck!
Jerry


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