Ribcase tailshaft

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Ribcase tailshaft

Postby Joe Schlosser » Fri May 23, 2014 1:28 pm

Does any one know if the tail shaft housing for a ribcase box is interchangeable or not?? I just rebuilt a ribcase but I picked what looked like the best tailshaft housing from a couple I had. (think the rear Trans mount rubber was better.)
When I tried to fit the drive shaft I found that the tailshaft was not centered in the housing and would not go in. After much playing around with shimming and such I got it centered but was not happy.
I took the other spare tail shaft housing from the spares box and installed.
It centered on the tail shaft perfectly and the drive shaft just slid in. Just wondering if they are interchangeable or I missed something and just lucked out when I changed housings.
BTW, I have an unassembled ribcase available but it needs a layshaft. All parts are there including the other tailshaft.
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Re: Ribcase tailshaft

Postby Charlie Tolman » Sat May 24, 2014 11:48 pm

Hi Joe,

Could the issue be related to smooth-case vs. rib-case tailshafts?
I do not know if they are different or the same.

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Re: Ribcase tailshaft

Postby Charlie Tolman » Sat May 24, 2014 11:51 pm

Joe,

I do know that the two transmissions mentioned above have different internal lengths
of the shift "handle". A clue ??

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Re: Ribcase tailshaft

Postby Joe Schlosser » Tue May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

this is a left to right issue. The tailshaft was not centered in the Housing. no clearance on right side (looking form rear) and tons of room on the left.
I initially thought to shim the housing with gasket material and got the shaft pretty centered in the housing.
However, I was not happy and tried another housing, pretty sure it was ribcase. My smooth case stuff is in a different box.
The spare housing centered perfectly.
Just curious as to anyone's thoughts on this
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Re: Ribcase tailshaft

Postby Charlie Tolman » Wed May 28, 2014 12:34 am

Maybe someone that frequents the prodracing.com forum might have some relevant information. ?

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