I'm looking for opinions on the best way to install an aluminum case Warford in my TT. I took this out of another chassis and got the parts to shorten the torque tube and radius rods (collar for torque tube and cast ends for radius rods). My main questions are these:
1. Is it better to use the installation parts or shorten and re-weld the tube and radius rods?
2. If using the cast radius rod ends, should they be riveted on or is bolting okay?
3. Will the torque tube collar hold the tube in alignment?
The original drive shaft was worn on the splined end due to the radius rods being different lengths and putting the tube and drive shaft at a weird angle. The chassis that I have now has a really nice stock length tube, radius rods, and drive shaft so even though I hate to cut them I want to make sure that I do it in the best way.
Thanks for the input from a first time T owner.
P.S. - I've read a lot of posts about install but none that I can find really cover the above questions concerning the original parts.
Use the collar for the driveshaft and the cast ends for the radius rods, Rivets, not bolts, Yes you tightened down the bolt and it will stay just fine, if your radius rods are different lengths you may need to recut the cut ones or even yours
Thanks John, that answers my questions. I assume that I have to do the hot rivet installation. That will be a first.