Would any of the members have the following information.
I am looking for the measurement of the front driveshaft on a 1964 Cadillac 62 Series Coupe equipped with the Hydramatic transmission? I acquired a complete driveshaft from a 1964 Cadillac De Ville with a Turbo Hydramatic transmission (which is longer) and want to cut the front driveshaft to the length needed for the Hydramatic. The reason for this is I have the spare De Ville Turbo Hydramatic driveshaft assembly and want to get it rebuilt and the do the swap without having the car sidelined at a garage for a long period while a driveline shop rebuilds the driveshaft assembly. Also, is the splined trans yoke the same on the Hydramatic and the Turbo Hydramatic trans? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Per my notes the shorter HydraMatic front driveshaft overall length is 36 1/8" long, compared to the 38 1/4" length of the Turbo Hydramatic. Splines on the front slip yoke are the same. I recently pulled an excellent complete HydraMatic driveshaft with a rear section where the CV joints had a lot of snap & spring which is a good sign of the overall health. I sold the rear section (which are like unobtanium in this condition) but still have the excellent front section and even the center member. The front section is $100 (or $125 with the center member bearing assembly). Check out this link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.517530393162282&type=3
Picking up an almost guaranteed really good front section for a Benjamin note would be easier that cutting and splicing... and you could turn around and sell that front THM section.
If interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the quick reply. I will check the link out.