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Put a short tail tranny in place of long tail

I changed tranny on my 84 Chevy 305. I put a350 tube short tail trans in place of 350 long tail. Had to cut a drive shaft to fit cause short tail was for a car i guess.now it's like my brakes are on .trans got hot and won't run

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Look at your rear end pull the differential cover off lift up the rear axle inspect very carefully for good clearances to make sure the tires spin (in nuetral of course) make sure the ring gear isn't wedged into the pinion gear. also it certainly sounds like you cut your drive shaft too long perhaps, if so remove a little bit more and try again, dont forget to make sure the driveshaft is balanced and weighted you could do severe transmission damage if not possibly break the tail shaft housing and or tail shaft/planetary set

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