Driveline angle measuring question

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by MGCslugger33, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. MGCslugger33

    MGCslugger33 Back in Buick

    Mocking up my t56 so I can get the tunnel built. My question is, what's the best way to get an accurate measurement with the weight off the front end? Should I just zero the angle finder to the frame? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I would think you would need the car sitting at ride height. The driveshaft isn't going to be pointed up no matter what if that helps.

    http://www.buickperformanceclub.com/Pinion.htm
     
  3. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    You really just need the rear suspension supporting the weight of the car, and moderately level. If the front is raised, just raise the back enough to stick on jack stands and measure. I use the Tremec app on my phone.
     
  4. gmcgruther

    gmcgruther Well-Known Member

    Engine and tranny at 3* downward ,that was on carfix.
     
  5. darkstar02496

    darkstar02496 LT1 into .....everything

    When I did mine, I put the rear axle on jack stands so it's at ride height and then raised the front till the frame was at 0 degrees. I adjusted my trans with a jack until the driveline angle was 3 degrees down and built my crossmember that way. Next is building the floor.
     

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