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I've searched for the last 45 minutes but can not find the answer.

 

Will the 4-bolt flange from my '76 stock 4-speed bolt onto a Getrag 240?

Is this the preferred route to install the 240 since I have a spare 2002 driveshaft that I can shorten.

TIA

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No, that wont work, I tried. They are different diameters.

Best way to go is to have your 02 driveshaft modified( install 3 bolt flange)

Other possible way is to try to fit a DS from an E30 but the center bearing mounts have to be relocated

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10 minutes ago, tech71 said:

No, that wont work, I tried. They are different diameters.

Best way to go is to have your 02 driveshaft modified( install 3 bolt flange)

Other possible way is to try to fit a DS from an M10 E30 but the center bearing mounts have to be relocated

Does the E30 driveshaft still need to be shortened?  Would I need the front section, rear section or both?

 

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Ok here's what I know: 

Not a lot of information out there about it.

People are using E30 drive shafts successfully in 02s with the M42 engine installed.

http://theguestroom.net/m42-02/m42swap.pdf      Google: BMW E10 M42 swap

 

Have not located any info on this driveshaft mated to an M10 engine 

The E30 driveshaft has a sliding spline connection near the center bearing support that allows some small adjustment on length.

 

You would need the complete driveshaft, got mine on Bay for $149 shipped. The plan was to use the fwd flange  from this driveshaft to modify the stock shaft.  Upon inspection (its in great shape) I have decided to just try and fit it.

I think its going to work, length seems to check out.

Remember, when fitting an E30 driveshaft you do have to move the center bearing support mounts aft. Some fabrication is required

Both Blunt Tech and Ireland Engineering can help you with a modified E10 shaft that uses the cars original center support mounts.

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