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Torque tube UPDATE #2801210
07/26/20 06:12 AM
07/26/20 06:12 AM
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After nearly a year of debate, I finally convinced my buddy to bring his Marlin out to my place and replace the broken bellhousing. I lent him my trailer and off we went.
https://board.moparts.org/ubbthread...kool-me-on-torque-tubes.html#Post2682486

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Re: Torque tube UPDATE [Re: redraptor] #2801211
07/26/20 06:18 AM
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I took Orange_Crush's approach and bought an extra stand and put them on a dolly. I used my tranny jack to support the front and rolled everything back. Only thing in the way was the muffler.

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Re: Torque tube UPDATE [Re: redraptor] #2801213
07/26/20 06:30 AM
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He also bought a clutch disc and pressure plate. He had talked about clutch being a [censored] size but we didn't realize that it also works backwards of a normal clutch. The pedal is cable actuated with a huge extension spring to keep tension on the clutch fork and pressure plate fingers for engagement. runaway
I did manage to coax the engine back to life for a few minutes but it had a coolant leak in the exhaust manifold area so no test drive at this time.

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Re: Torque tube UPDATE [Re: redraptor] #2801616
07/27/20 08:03 AM
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Wow, an AMC torque tube! I read through the old thread from last year. Very cool - learn something new every day!

In case anyone thought torque tube technology is outdated, our Aston Martin uses a cast aluminum torque tube around a carbon fiber driveshaft, rigid from engine to transaxle.... fun stuff.

- Art

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Re: Torque tube UPDATE [Re: 67SATisfaction] #2801640
07/27/20 08:58 AM
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I imagine the Aston has an independent rear suspension, which doesn't add to the unsprung weight.







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