Author Topic: Driveshaft swap?  (Read 1904 times)

cdntfindanAscot

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Driveshaft swap?
« on: April 21, 2014, 08:33:08 am »
Has anyone ever swapped out the final drive for a different model (500C / E / ascot) and found the gearing changed?

The reason I ask is that I have replaced my 16" wheel (shadow) with an 18" and it has changed the gearing (unsurprisingly)
Looking at the parts breakdown the gear(box)s in the shadow and ascot are all the same part numbers, whereas the final drive bevel/gear in the shaft/ wheel have different numbers, so I am hoping that I can change my shadow shaft/ drive for an ascot or euro one and correct the gearing??

anyone have any experience one way or the other?
Thanks in advance  :)

J6G1Z

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Re: Driveshaft swap?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 10:25:28 am »
I remember reading a few posts on the Ascot Owners Group, that some guys have swapped the Shadow drive into their Ascots for a higher top end operation.

Supposedly the Shadow is geared higher than the Ascot due to that 16" rear wheel.

I'll see if I can find out some more info.

J.

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Re: Driveshaft swap?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 11:18:43 am »
Remember this real nice custom Ascot?
http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=20.msg103#msg103

Check out the update at the end of the description.

Good luck
J.

cdntfindanAscot

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Re: Driveshaft swap?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 11:29:47 am »
Remember this real nice custom Ascot?
http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=20.msg103#msg103

Check out the update at the end of the description.

Good luck
J.

 8) Thanks J, that confirms my suspicions that the gearing change is in the drive rather than the box - so will add an 18" drive to the shopping list

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Re: Driveshaft swap?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 11:37:12 am »
Here is some more info. This is the post that I was looking for.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ascotvt500enthusiasts/conversations/messages/27101

If you open up this link, there is about 12 posts on pro's & con's of the swap.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ascotvt500enthusiasts/conversations/topics/27096

Several guys like the Shadow rear end in the Ascot.

Good luck
J.