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    Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    Is there any reason I need to reverse my driveshaft if I have the slip joint forward toward the transmission? I can't tell, but one picture in the manual seems to show it the opposite way.

    Second, my rear brake cylinder fastening kit had three clips per side, but I can only get two on--the two big ones. The one called "distance piece" doesn't seem to fit; it's too tight already. Is that unusual?

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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    I don't see why it would make enough difference to worry about; but both the TR3 and Stag workshop manuals specify splines towards the front.

    Most of the illustrations (actually all of them AFAIK) show the rear brake cylinder clips in the wrong order. But I find that if I follow the text instead of the drawing, they all go on easily.
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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    The writeup on Macy"s garage site is easy to follow and seems to work,

    David

    http://www.macysgarage.com/myweb6/wheel_cylinder.htm

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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    They take less than 10 min. a side once you get the hang of it. Just did a set on a TR3A. Healey's are the same .

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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    If anyone tells you putting the clips on is "easy", take it with a grain of salt. It must be possible to be easy, because I find it either a 10 minute (5-minute?) job that goes together perfectly, or a case of swearing and sweating. I just wish I knew *why* the easy ones go easy! I buy extra clips when ordering parts, just in case. Interestingly enough, if I have extra clips, I seem not to bugger up the first set!
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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    Regarding the drive shaft -- the slip joint has been forward on both of my TR4's, just like the TR3's.
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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    Placing the slip joint forward helps keep it away from water and grit, thus lengthening its life. It is also well known that British sports cars employ the self-lubricating chassis design, where engine oil is recycled onto the frame, drive line, and surrounding components. With this arrangement, the driveshaft splines receive lubrication even in the absence of regular greasing.

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    Re: Two Questions: Driveshaft and Brake Cylinder Fasteners

    All great help. Just redid those brake clips. Id be nowhere without this forum.

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