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Author Topic:   What the crud is goin' on with my PGlide direct drive?
WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted April 11, 2002 10:05 AM
I'm havin some troubles with my coupler. Here are the particulars:

1. brand new Jr Motorsports 406 with Scat crank
2. Stock aligning pins with no motor plate, just regular mounts at the engine and rear of trans
3. 350 Flywheel with 406/350 balance plate between the crank and flywheel
4. 6.25" long 2-piece TCI direct drive
5. Powerglide trans, used 2 years. worked fine when I used it with a converter and a 350 last year.

OK, when I put my trans on I have no play or movement in the direct drive shaft. When I put the shaft into the trans, I have 3/4" from the end of the shaft to the front of the bell housing (in other words, if you put a straight edge on the front of the trans, its 3/4" from the straight edge to the front end of the direct drive shaft). So I think the input shaft and drive are completely in the transmission. When I try to bolt up the trans, it will go on, but there's zero play in the shaft. The shaft goes thru the flange and hits the end of the crank. The drive is TCI, does anyone make a shorter one?

What am I doing wrong??

Thanks

[This message has been edited by WesternAuto17 (edited April 11, 2002).]

RACER54
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 11, 2002 06:06 PM
sounds like your drive isnt seeted all the way into your pump. The notch in your drive isnt locked in, hope this helped

RACER54
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 11, 2002 06:15 PM
If there is a snap ring or c-clip on the drive on the engine end take it off or slide it down the drive toward the trans untill you get the whole thing together and then slide it back towards the engine. Lock it in one of the grooves on the drive so you get about 1/8 inch play. The drive should move in and out freely about 1/8 inch.

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 499
posted April 11, 2002 07:40 PM UIN: 23443678
Did you make sure the coupler is all the way in? When you put it in spin it around a few times while pushing to make sure it is seated.

WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted April 12, 2002 08:14 AM
I talked to some people, and I have 4.5" sticking out of the transmission, so I think its all the way in.

One guy told me to tighten everthing completely down before I decide it won't move. I guees we'll see, so thanks so far.

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