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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigS View Post
    Jeez Rich, need stronger meds? I think this is an interesting discussion.
    Jeez CraigS, EVER HEARD of sarcastic humor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miller7448 View Post
    Has anyone priced out a carbon fiber drive shaft?

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/the-...afts-from-qa1/
    In my early drag racing days I broke a lot of u-joints on the 1-2 shift close to 9 grand. Never twisted a driveshaft. Don’t think I ever saw one twist, it’s always been joints, u-bolts or yokes. IMHO I think twisting one our length shafts would be REALLY hard to do.
    $600-$1000 carbon fiber driveshaft.... bragging rights?
    $130 driveshaft loop (saved my butt many times 40 years ago)..... definite no brainer.

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    Rich, sorry if I misunderstood your intentions. Sometimes things that would be obvious in a person to person discussion are not knowable over the web.
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    How about this for a driveshaft.


    B2A4362A-BD29-4DFB-93D8-D1E3EA20AC2B.jpg
    Mk4 ordered 1/3/18, IRS, Coyote, T56 Magnum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer fan View Post
    How about this for a driveshaft.


    B2A4362A-BD29-4DFB-93D8-D1E3EA20AC2B.jpg
    That looks like GoDadGo's drive shaft!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    That looks like GoDadGo's drive shaft!
    That is the result of a t56 magnum transmission ( a little longer than tko600) and a IRS.
    Mk4 ordered 1/3/18, IRS, Coyote, T56 Magnum

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    Wow!!!
    If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packer fan View Post
    How about this for a driveshaft.


    B2A4362A-BD29-4DFB-93D8-D1E3EA20AC2B.jpg
    good that it fits an IRS, not much room for axle travel.
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    Thank god for removable slip joints or I would have to pull the motor to change a clutch.

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    Driveshaft Angles & Phasing

    One of my Chevelle Club buddies posted this an eon ago... but it is useful info - the angles in the demonstration are exaggerated, but reinforces the need for accuracy...

    Driveshaft angles & phasing
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    And don't forget about the turbo encabulator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boat737 View Post
    And don't forget about the turbo encabulator.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag
    Sounds like a typical day at work for me. Only a room full of engineers could spend an eight hour day developing and documenting a procedure for the extraction and installation of a device used to produce electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum produced by energizing a tungsten element encased within a vacuum.
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    I think we have drifted away from the original subject...
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    You have now entered the twilight zone.

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    Anyone know for certain if the Metco Safety loop fits an IRS with a T56?
    https://www.metcomotorsports.com/pro...p?prod=MDL2500
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    Sounds like a typical day at work for me. Only a room full of engineers could spend an eight hour day developing and documenting a procedure for the extraction and installation of a device used to produce electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum produced by energizing a tungsten element encased within a vacuum.
    How many engineers DID it take to screw in the light bulb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich grsc View Post
    How many engineers DID it take to screw in the light bulb?
    None. They decided to put out a request for proposal for a maintenance contract and are now paying about $120 for the contractor to do it for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisarella View Post
    Anyone know for certain if the Metco Safety loop fits an IRS with a T56?
    https://www.metcomotorsports.com/pro...p?prod=MDL2500
    Chris,

    I suspect this would work exactly the same for the IRS cars, but give them a call. They were very responsive when I contacted them.

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    The picture I included with Post #2 is with the T-bird IRS and T5; that should give you a pretty good idea of whether the T56 would fit. Note that I shimmed the differential up 1/4" to get the pinion angle where I wanted it; that in turn forced me to use 3/4" spacers under the loop.


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    Looked on Fortes web site and could not find the "loop". Anyone have a direct link to it?
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    It isn't on the site. Just call him.

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    Metco make one just for FFR MKIV

    Guys,
    Here is the link make for our cars:
    https://www.metcomotorsports.com/sea...=&stype=&scat=

    $129
    Well worth the insurance-just like the quick time explosion proof bell housing.

    Do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmarto View Post
    Guys,
    Here is the link make for our cars:
    https://www.metcomotorsports.com/sea...=&stype=&scat=

    $129
    Well worth the insurance-just like the quick time explosion proof bell housing.

    Do it
    Martin
    Thanks Martin. Are these in stock? And will it work with the extra short driveshaft in a T56-Magnum/IRS setup?

    BTW, just an observation... you should add a link for Factory Five to your Vehicle navigation.
    Last edited by chrisarella; 02-12-2019 at 09:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmarto View Post
    Guys,
    Here is the link make for our cars:
    https://www.metcomotorsports.com/sea...=&stype=&scat=

    $129
    Well worth the insurance-just like the quick time explosion proof bell housing.

    Do it
    Martin
    Just ordered mine. I'm pretty sure this is going to be the strongest sales month in the history of Metco Motorsports thanks to this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmarto View Post
    Guys,
    Here is the link make for our cars:
    https://www.metcomotorsports.com/sea...=&stype=&scat=

    $129
    Well worth the insurance-just like the quick time explosion proof bell housing.

    Do it
    Martin

    yup, got mine too this week.

    RickP

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    I got mine a few weeks ago. When I reached out to them, they had just fabbed them but they had not yet been powder coated. That was perfect for me since I ordered my chassis bare, so I got a bare driveshaft safety loop and I'm going to have it PC'ed along with the chassis so they match.
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