Originally Posted by tracdogg2
Let me add this:
80-82 automatics use a 1310 series u-joints front and rear as Larrywalk mentioned. Your vette uses 1330 u-joints front and rear. An 81 350 slip yoke won't work in your vette without using using a 1310 to 1330 conversion u-joint.
Well, Im not sure what this set-up came out of, but what I have now are the strap type u-joints (This is 1330, correct?), and NOT U-bolts. Also odd, my initial measurements have the driveshaft being just a hare of 28 inches if I get from the center of the hole, 29.5 if I measure all the way to the end. I would love to just measure everything up and see how much distance is between the trans and diff, but the engine/trans are still out of the car. Obviously I have a grab bag of parts from various places here (bought the car with a pile of parts, trans and drive shaft were in it at the time though). Just trying to make it work...doesnt have to be factory correct, just safe and functional.