I have made another run of Floating Transmission Main shafts. Price is still $375.00+ shipping. Pm me for more info. Thanks, Dan.
Hi Dan, do you ship to New Zealand ?
Colin: PM sent check your email, Dan
There is something about these that I don't understand. Just looking at the two parts, it appears that the main shaft could move, allowing some discrepancy in the alignment of the main shaft without putting any stress on the crankshaft. But when it is assembled in the car, both pieces are clamped tightly between the crankshaft and the flywheel, precluding any movement between the two. That is, unless the shaft flange is thinner than the outer ring, which would allow some movement. Is this the case?
Mike: That is how they work. Shaft flange is a little thinner. Thanks, Dan
What about testimonials? Who's running these and how many miles have been recorded?
I have one from the initial run in my '26 coupe and have several thousand miles on it. Can't tell that it's there, car just runs and sounds like normal. It makes me feel good about less chance of wear or crank breakage due to alignment stress issues. Sure I checked alignment upon assembly but after miles of not always smooth roads is everything still aligned the way it started?
I figure this is kind of like insurance - if I have it it might help.
I have one on my 14 Touring. I also have a KC Warford and I was worried by all that weight hanging off the rear end of the pan. I did consider a brace for the Warford but the chassis flexes so much, I really didn't think it would help. So the flexible shaft has been in there for many years, it was one of the first that Les did, he picked up my original shaft at a LBMTC meeting and did the modifications.
If I were doing a another big budget motor, it would be included.
I am interested in getting one. Do have any tips and tricks for installing them?