Looking for someone on the Northern east coast to install a Warford transmission and support bracket for me in the spring. After looking at the directions as to how to do it it I dont think Im the guy to tackle this job. There no room for mistakes in this job with all the cutting and welding that needs to be done. Just past what I feel able to do without screwing something up real bad. A guy just needs to know his limits ad I know just where mine are.
Will -- You can buy a shortened driveshaft and housing from Texas T Parts, as well as a crossmember support for the tranny. Shortening the radius rods is easy, then it's pretty much just a bolt-in job.
Are you installing the KC Warford, or one of the original units?
If you are using a modern Warford, Layne's Machine shop or Texas T Parts will shorten your drive shaft for you as Mike detailed. They will also shorten the bell so you have clearance at the back of the Warford. As for the radius rods, cut mid way and slide one end into the other until you have the drive shaft square to the rear axle, then weld. I think that will give you a stronger radius rod that a butt weld.
I forgot to mention, If Texas T doesn't have the support, for the modern Warford, Snyder's does. http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/5424 This support is very easy to install.
I'm doing one at present, a 2 speed. If your installing an orig. one just remember that there is a difference between the to in length. 2 speed is 10 1/2 " and the 3 speed is 12". I had the drive shaft shortened and I'm doing the rest by my self. I'm older now and I just take my time and do one thing ant a time. I just need to slide the drive shaft in and button it up. Need to get-R-dun before the snow flies.
Guys, It will be a new Warford from Texas T parts.
Hey Will, you sound like my hero Clint Eastwood "A man's got to know his limitations."
Anyway, Mike is right on. I found and bought an old original Warford and installation was basically bolt-in after I got the shortened shaft and tube from Texas T. Heck, getting the floorboard just right for the shifter was harder than anything else. If I was closer I'd be glad to help though.