Re: MKII Corty 5 speed and propshaft conversion
Hi Len, thanks for youre reply. To clarify the questions, It's a kent crossflow 1600GT. Spaghetti exhaust and double Weber followed by a manual 4 speed and 3.9 diff. During my caravan period I used a 4.1 diff but at this moment I installed the original 3.9 again.
Like a said, it's an ongoing issue from the beginning. I bought the car in '79 at 50k miles on the clock and it was never misused. I heard from specialists in the netherlands that some of the models had this problem from new. The only solution apears to be a split shaft with bearing half way the tunnel.
For decades I have been listening to the advise of many enthousiast and till now I tried to solve it with a rebuild and ballanced replacement (tree times). Tried another gearbox, replaced all the mountings, new leavesprings, completely overhauled my own gearbox (especially the bronce bushing in the tail) All the rubber in the rearaxle support, engine mounts, etc etc.
I have a complete Sierra propshaft that needs to be rebuild ofcourse for correct length. Good time to work on a 5 speed. I have seen one once locally and I recall there was a gap of more that one inch between the block and the bellhouse. Meaby someone knows if there is a handy fit available.