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Prop shaft bolts

PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:31 pm

Hi,
Can anyone give me the length of the prop shaft bolt length for a 5 speed gearbox.... I know they are 5/16 UNF.

And also a supplier :D

thanks
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:19 pm

Are you talking propshaft to gearbox or diff end?

The diff bolts are the same as for the 4 speed. 5/16" with longer shoulders that all the normal lotus supplier should be able to supply.

I can't remember for certain but would expect the gearbox end bolts to be the same as the rear. Just need bolts that have shoulder just less than the thickness of the two flanges and that aren't long enough to interfere with the u joint.
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PostPost by: TBG » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:11 pm

I love the idea of "Shat" bolts!! :shock:
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:24 pm

TBG wrote:I love the idea of "Shat" bolts!! :shock:


:)

fat finger moment...
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 pm

Both ends, for a five speed conversion, just the length (including the shoulder length if possible).
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