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    This sounds like a good upgrade. I think I'll do it to 1258 when I get a chance. Looking for a new job first :\.

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    I would like to drive a car with this done,and if i liked it would like to have also

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    #5939 will be at DCS....

    Bill Robertson
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom kish vin.4357 View Post
    I would like to drive a car with this done,and if i liked it would like to have also
    I thought you wanted to drive a car with a plastic coolant/header bottle and 33 year old tires
    "Driving Concours - proving it's possible with every mile!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightFlyer View Post
    I thought you wanted to drive a car with a plastic coolant/header bottle and 33 year old tires
    When i bought 4357 it had a plastic coolant bottle, and 30+year old tires, they were two of the first things to go then $$$$ in other upgrades to bring it more up to date. still more to do.

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    Good morning everyone! I plan to do this upgrade, but I have 0 tool skill to cut my own shaft. My question is, do I have to have the entire rack out to measure how long of an intermediate shaft I need, or can I measure it in the car somehow?
    Thanks for any advice.

    Alex

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    While it's definitely possible to measure with the existing shaft in the car, accessibility might make doing so extremely difficult.

    Bill would be the best person to ask.
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    I need to rebuild my rack, so I suppose the entire thing will come out anyway. I was just hoping to get it ordered before to minimize downtime. I suppose a few days wont kill me

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexwolf1216 View Post
    Good morning everyone! I plan to do this upgrade, but I have 0 tool skill to cut my own shaft. My question is, do I have to have the entire rack out to measure how long of an intermediate shaft I need, or can I measure it in the car somehow?
    First & foremost: both Houston and Toby sell Borgeson units -- all we're doing is cutting out the middle man.

    Houston and Toby also only sell non-vibration reducing units. Only difference is the vibration reducing U joint, and a slightly shorter connecting shaft (vibration reducing U joint is 1 1/8" longer than a regular U joint, so the connecting shaft has to be 1 1/8" shorter).

    Houston and Toby use splined shafts, which have also been used by several owners who bought from Borgeson direct. Splined shafts are a little harder to install because you can't push the shaft through the U joints then pull it back out after the unit is in place.

    I used 7/8" shaft engagement (same as spline depth) so dimensions should be the same: 11 1/2" overall shaft length. Double check that with Gil. Be sure to remind him that this is a vibration reducing unit (longer U joint on one end) -- Houston's and Toby's shafts in his records will of course be longer.

    Bill Robertson
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    Thanks Bill. I was a little leary after reading that some people had varied lengths.

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