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Series 2 Front Prop shaft too short

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by splashback, Nov 27, 2021.

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    splashback New Member

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    Hi Everyone, could do with some expertise, bought a 2A unseen a few years ago, mistake I know, and as we are at the final stages of rebuild find that while rear prop shaft is fine my front one is 25mm short, some one suggested its something to do with shackle plate angle.
    Any advice much appreciated [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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    pic of rear of front springs would help is engine actually in place thinking springs not compressed enough.
     
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    Here you go E0BB61E2-F718-4BE4-8394-D42F4089451E.jpeg
     
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    Yes engine is in, was difficult with new bulkhead didn’t fit easily
     
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    Is that an old fan belt as a pipe p clip?
    I love ideas like that, mate used same belt to repair step plate on his kids wheelchair, have seen others use the flat belts as filter straps.
     
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    Ps I cannoot the shackle plates being an issue, yours look fine
    Have a measue between the diff and tfer box flange and see what others say theirs measure at?
     
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    Your spring shackle looks fine loosen the rubber boot on the propshaft and check it is extending fully.
    What engine have you got fitted that caused issue with bulkhead?
    Is the propshaft the original one that was fitted when you bought it or a replacement, if replacement check it is correct part number.
     
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    you have not crossed the front a rear diffs as the front is slightly longer front diff fitted 6513.JPG rear diff fitted 6 5 13.JPG
     
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    Diffs are all the same unless the rear is a series 3 one with no filler plug in diff housing, even so difference is small.
     
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