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Old 11-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Classic car driveshaft disconnect

I am considering setting up a classic car for a toad. Car is a 1949 Willys Jeepster with a 1964 Pontiac 389 V8 engine, auto transmission, and 1961 Oldsmobile rear end (2 wheel drive). Are the drive shaft disconnects generic enough that I might find a used one ( off a Ford, Chevy or whatever) to have modified to fit? Or are they designed for each individual differential? I am sure buying a new one in configuration I need would be impossible. Thanks
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Never had a problem putting a pre 80's model tranny in neutral and towing it anywhere. Why do you need the disconnects>Mileage on the speedometer?
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Automatic transmission, rear drive. Don't think neutral will work.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Dead engine, coast down a long hill, drop in drive and see if it will turn the engine over...If it does, it's got a rear pump and can be towed. I've push/pull/coast started many AT cars in my youth.
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We are getting ancient DonDee
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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There is no rear pump...trans manual states cannot be towed over 30 mph without disconnecting drive shaft. BUT my original question was whether the Remco disconnects are generic enough I could use one off any model I could perhaps find on used market. If towing this works out, long term plan would be to change to late model overdrive automatic trans. Which also would need this disconnect. Thanks
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Drive Shaft

Call David at Drive Shaft King Inc. Dallas Texas 1-800-442-6329 He is the best at the Remco Disconnect.
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It all boils down to the the tranny. The safest thing to do towing is to disconnect the the drive shaft. Unless you know for sure the tranny can handle ir.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #9
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If you have to use the quick disconnect you can take all the components to a driveline shop and they can fabricate to fit your needs. I thought you were towing a vintage rig.Sorry
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