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Old 12-01-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Remco Coupler Problem

I have a 1936 Chev that had a bent drive shaft, so when I was getting it fixed the shop said they had a Remco coupler on a drive shaft that they could adapt for my car. So I said sure. I works great, if I want to go under the car every time I want to connect or disconnect. I have made a unit so I can pull a lever and the thing goes in gear BUT when I do try it, the splines are not lined up and the coupler does not slide in. When I go under, the thing is in neutral and I just move the shaft. I have tried doing it with the engine running and the car in neutral BUT the shaft rotates to fast and it does not engage. I got a manual of the internet on installing the unit and it says just pull the lever. Any ideas how we get things lines up?
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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I HAD a'36 Master some years ago. it was street rodded. Sole it to a guy from Indiana.

Anyway.......if you can have someone push the car just an inch it should move the pinion enough to engage the splines. I would be an easy way to get 'er done but it would take two people unless you cna do it with your left foot out the door pushing the car backwards, Good luck.

ON edit......leave the engine off to engage splines
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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I had one on a jeep with same problem . the slide coupler with the splines was on backwards , on one side it had straight splines and the other end had tapered splines , turned it so the tapered ones would meet the d/s which would move the drive shaft a little and it then would slide right on with lever.hope this helps.
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Like KIX said roll it as you push the leveler to in-gauge or put it in gear then back to N and as the drive shaft starts to slow down slide the leveler in.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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The Remco Way

Start the engine while in park,
Foot on brake,
At idle, shift into drive,
Leave at idle, kill the engine
Push the cable gentlly
It will fall into place and connect when the driveshaft reaches the proper speed.

I always use a PTO cable from a truck supply instead of the wimpy lawn mower throttle cable that comes with the Remco.
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