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These directions for drive shaft measurements were taken from International Harvester's Service Manual for a late model Scout II. This is meant to be a general guideline. Actual values may vary depending on specific models, please double check values for your specific application.  


How to determine the proper working length for your drive shaft:

Standard Applications:
NOTE: Measure with weight on the suspension.

  • Measure from
    Reverse Slip to
    Fixed Yoke:
  • Measure from
    Fixed Yoke to
    Fixed Yoke:

 

Reverse Shackle, Revolver Shackle, and Buggy Spring Applications: 
NOTE: Measure fully compressed and fully extended.

  • Measure from
    Reverse Slip to
    Flanged Yoke:
  • Measure from
    Flanged Yoke to
    Flanged Yoke:
  • Measure from
    Flanged Yoke to
    Fixed Yoke:

 


Proper Geometry for Conventional Two Joint Drive Shaft*:

*Centerline of Pinion on differential & transmission are parallel

Proper Geometry for C.V. Drive Shaft*:

*C.V. side of drive shaft installs to Transmission