55 210 daily driver - Page 7 - TriFive.com, 1955 Chevy 1956 chevy 1957 Chevy Forum , Talk about your 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy - Belair , 210, 150 sedans , Nomads and Trucks, Research, Free Tech Advice

Click here to see our full list of sponsors for all your Parts and Restoration Needs

Click here to find Out all of the Latest information on the Danchuk Tri-five Nationals


Go Back   TriFive.com, 1955 Chevy 1956 chevy 1957 Chevy Forum , Talk about your 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy - Belair , 210, 150 sedans , Nomads and Trucks, Research, Free Tech Advice > Welcome to Trifive > Show us your Trifive
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Top Posters Mobile Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
HomePage Todays Post Mark Forums Read upcoming Events
Newsletter 55-56-57 Chevy Parts & Services Official Sponsors
Photo Gallery Garage Photos Trifive Classifieds Trifive on Facebook Calendar Tech Articles Arcade Oldies
Trifive Cards Car Certificate Trifive Brochure Help with Photos Website Help Videos Contact Us

Show us your Trifive Show us your Trifive in this Area, we love Photos. ( This is not the welcome/introduction forum" No questions allowed in this forum. )

Parts on Ebay            
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-17-2020, 04:56 PM   #61
55forfun
Member



 
55forfun's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 76
Member #53710
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 56ls408 View Post
Exactly what I was referring to You should be go to go Looks like your be on the road soon I guess I must have installed my ls 3/4 forward I was thinking it was in the stock position the adapter plates I used had multiple mounting positions & at the time the car was still in one piece. The front end was still on but without any modifications to the firewall I had enough clearance the car had already been changed to side engine mounts with the SB that was in it & a crossmember under the 350 turbo that I did have to move
it would make it so much easier if it already had side mounts it would have made it easier to position the transmission bracket as well
55forfun is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2020, 08:03 PM   #62
55forfun
Member



 
55forfun's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 76
Member #53710
Default

Tried putting the flexplate on last night and broke a bolt I’m pretty irritated but I think it’s because my torque wrench isn’t calibrated right so I’m gonna buy some new bolts, an easy out and a new torque wrench.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg D6E36ABE-245E-4D49-9FDA-F8C14E1A0E46_1589846614054.jpg (886.1 KB, 4 views)
55forfun is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2020, 11:59 PM   #63
finn210

Trifive Leaders Club




 
finn210's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 6,609
Member #17830
Default

What a bummer...hope you get it out before thread locker sets in. What kind of torque those bolts asks? Check that they aren't bottoming out.
__________________
Mikko

Sent from my Commodore 64 using one finger technique
finn210 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2020, 05:18 PM   #64
55forfun
Member



 
55forfun's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 76
Member #53710
Default

Luckily thought about it a little bit more and decided to take the flywheel and adapter off and guess what there was about a 1/4 inch of the bolt sticking out so grabbed my needle nose vice grips and it came right out. The bolts from what I was reading are supposed to be torque to 74 ftibs anybody feel free to correct me if I’m wrong
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FA037AF0-05B8-4DFB-96E7-470554F5C229_1589922986039.jpg (567.5 KB, 3 views)
55forfun is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 01:26 AM   #65
55forfun
Member



 
55forfun's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 76
Member #53710
Default

Painted the transmission and torque converter tonight as well as installed the flex plate. After I get the torque converter bolts I’m going to install the engine and transmission. Once I get the angle right for a drive shaft I’ll paint up the inner fenders and radiator and start putting her all back together. Also want to install the starter and make sure it’s properly shimmed before putting the engine in for the last time figured it would be a lot easier to do with the engine out of the car.
55forfun is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 03:48 AM   #66
Roscoe7
Senior Member 1 Silver Star



 
Roscoe7's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Posts: 711
Member #7496
Default

The easiest method I found for drive-line angles was to use an iphone 'level' app, and place the phone on the diff pinion, and on the trans yoke.

It doesn't matter if the other end of the driveshaft is laying on the ground, as you only need the yoke. Rotate the yoke so that one of the uni caps is horizontal, hold a socket on the universal cap, and the phone on the socket, read the angle. The pinion is easy just place the end of the phone against it.

Then compare the two angles. It is the difference in angles (hopefully none) that is the important, not a specific angle.

Easy, you don't need the chassis rails level. You can do this anywhere, any time, as long as you have access under the car, and it is supported under the rear axle and front end.

Last edited by Roscoe7; 05-22-2020 at 05:10 AM..
Roscoe7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 10:43 AM   #67
55forfun
Member



 
55forfun's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 76
Member #53710
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roscoe7 View Post
The easiest method I found for drive-line angles was to use an iphone 'level' app, and place the phone on the diff pinion, and on the trans yoke.

It doesn't matter if the other end of the driveshaft is laying on the ground, as you only need the yoke. Rotate the yoke so that one of the uni caps is horizontal, hold a socket on the universal cap, and the phone on the socket, read the angle. The pinion is easy just place the end of the phone against it.

Then compare the two angles. It is the difference in angles (hopefully none) that is the important, not a specific angle.

Easy, you don't need the chassis rails level. You can do this anywhere, any time, as long as you have access under the car, and it is supported under the rear axle and front end.
so if the transmission has a down angle of 3.5 degrees do you want the axle pointed up at the transmission at 3.5 degrees or down at the ground at 3.5 degrees sorry I may be over thinking this
55forfun is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 04:44 PM   #68
56ls408
Senior Member 1 Silver Star



 
56ls408's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 513
Member #50214
Default

you want diff up 3.5* think of it as if you drew a line straight from the diff pinion & a line straight out the back of the output shaft you want those two lines parallel to each other there is quite a few utube segments on this but some can confuse you also I also never thought the frames needed to be level that i picked up from several on this site I always did mine with the car together at ride height then set engine trans as close at i could get it to 3-3.5* down & pinion matching up ? be interested in which is correct or if leveling rails matter

Last edited by 56ls408; 05-22-2020 at 04:50 PM..
56ls408 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 07:43 PM   #69
Roscoe7
Senior Member 1 Silver Star



 
Roscoe7's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Posts: 711
Member #7496
Default

About half way down this link they use the same technique that I outlined, only they use an analogue protractor instead of the iphone.

https://www.chevyhardcore.com/tech-s...them-in-check/

As long as the diff is supported on axle stands, then the pinion/trans relationship is as it will be on the road. So it doesn't matter if the chassis angle is up/down/level.

One you try it, you'll laugh at how simple and logical it is.
Roscoe7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2020, 08:27 PM   #70
56ls408
Senior Member 1 Silver Star



 
56ls408's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 513
Member #50214
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roscoe7 View Post
About half way down this link they use the same technique that I outlined, only they use an analogue protractor instead of the iphone.

https://www.chevyhardcore.com/tech-s...them-in-check/

As long as the diff is supported on axle stands, then the pinion/trans relationship is as it will be on the road. So it doesn't matter if the chassis angle is up/down/level.

One you try it, you'll laugh at how simple and logical it is.
i just redid mine last fall after installing the pocket kit got the rear axle centered on new pads let the car down off of the lift on blocks under the wheels so it was at ride height adjusted the pinion angle to match trans angle then tacked the pads took everything apart had cut down to 57" all good that's the way i've always done again leveling the rails was discussed on here sounded reasonable to me

Last edited by 56ls408; 05-22-2020 at 08:50 PM..
56ls408 is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.

Click here to see our full list of sponsors for all your Parts and Restoration Needs

Websites
www.tri-5.com www.tri-fives.com www.trifive.com

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Information, 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Specifications, 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Resources, 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Pictures, 1957 CHEVROLET 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 55 chevy pictures 55 chevy parts 55 chevy truck 55 chevy pickup 55 chevy nomad 55 chevy gasser 55 chevy pro street 56 chevy pictures 56 chevy parts 56 chevy truck 56 chevy pickup 56 chevy nomad 56 chevy gasser 56 chevy pro street 57 chevy pictures 57 chevy parts 57 chevy truck 57 chevy pickup 57 chevy nomad 57 chevy gasser 57 chevy pro street 55 chevy photos 55 chevy parts 55 chevy truck 55 chevy pickup 55 chevy nomad 55 chevy gasser 55 chevy pro street 56 chevy photos 56 chevy parts 56 chevy truck 56 chevy pickup 56 chevy nomad 56 chevy gasser 56 chevy pro street 57 chevy photos 57 chevy parts 57 chevy truck 57 chevy pickup 57 chevy nomad 57 chevy gasser 57 chevy pro street 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad belair Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five belair Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 belair chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy belair 57 chevy 1955 Chevy belair 1956 Chevybelair 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy belair 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five belair Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy belair 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy belair 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five Tri5 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy 1955 Chevy 1956 Chevy 1957 Chevy Bel Air 210 150 and Nomad Tri-5 Tri-five 55chevy 55 chevy pictures 55 chevy parts 55 chevy truck 55 chevy pickup 57 chevy 55 chevy nomad 55 chevy gasser 55 chevy pro street Searches related to 57chevy 57 chevy pictures 57 chevy 57 chevy truck 57 chevy parts 57 chevy pickup 57 chevy nomad 1957 chevy Tri5