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      Hey Nailbender, if your still going to measure your driveline angle I found this tool to be the easiest to read and use. I also pulled the drive shaft out to try and get as accurate a reading as possible. I had put a set of ron morris mounts in trying to lower the front of the engine thereby raising the tailshaft, It only changed it about .5 degrees, not as much as i was hoping for. Right now my engine trans is pointing downwards at 3 degress and the the rear is at 0. I cant raise the aod trans any more as it hits the floor. I have what i think is a pretty noticible driveline vibration that i think is caused by the current angle setup, next is try to shim the rear up a degree or 2 and see if that does anything...Anyways, i really like the digital readout of this tool vs the other driveline angle finders i was using. Post up what your angles are if yu can, and is your car now vibration free with the regualr trans mount?
      https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-10-in-Multi-Function-Standard-Digital-Level-THD9403/205999357
       
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      Welcome to VMF, do yourself a favor and go buy this sweet little tool! https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-10-in-Multi-Function-Standard-Digital-Level-THD9403/205999357 you can line it up on the crank pulley and that will be the opposite of your tail shaft reading, then pull the driveshaft and slam it on the tail shaft to recheck...7 degrees sounds like a lot...I put the ron morris lowering mounts in my 66 289 aod car and it only changed it by about .5 degree...I wanted more than that but the trans is hitting the floor. and the fan blade is a hairs width away from the shroud.....my rear is exactly at 0 with shelby style under ride traction bars...still vibrates....new driveshaft and joints, mounts, wheels, tires, etcs...I need to keep fooling with it, but like to follow in others pain to see if they get it resolved chasing the perfect driveline angle..... I put 2 degree shims between the front leaf springs and axle housing to raise the 3rd member up, it seemed to make it worse...go figure...and it seemed to measure 4 degrees up instead of the 2 I was expecting, that was before I bought the digital level though..I switched it back before I got the tool...had been using a magnetic angle finder, but my eyes aren't the best anymore...love the digital readout tool and can use it around the house! Its not a car part if I get something at home depot while there on a honey do run :) Keep us posted with how it turns out...oh yeah, we would love to see pictures of the car!!!
       
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      My eyes aren't what they used to be. I went to home depot and bought a Husky short digital level for 40.00...very accurate and easy to read. The engine and trans were pointing down around 5 degrees and the rear pinion yoke was at 0. I shoved some body shims between the trans cross member and mount, raising it up a 1/4 inch,. Took it for a drive and it was so much better. The a.o.d is up as high as it will go and I think if it was a little higher it would be completely gone. I think I could raise the rear pinion angle shimming the leaf spring perchs and then pulling out the shims at the cross member but for now its hardly noticeable ...More winter project work. So, report back after you try that and tell us if it helped!

      https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-10-in-Multi-Function-Standard-Digital-Level-THD9403/205999357
       
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      My eyes aren't what they used to be. I went to home depot and bought a Husky short digital level for 40.00...very accurate and easy to read. The engine and trans were pointing down around 5 degrees and the rear pinion yoke was at 0. I shoved some body shims between the trans cross member and mount, raising it up a 1/4 inch,. Took it for a drive and it was so much better. The a.o.d is up as high as it will go and I think if it was a little higher it would be completely gone. I think I could raise the rear pinion angle shimming the leaf spring perchs and then pulling out the shims at the cross member but for now its hardly noticeable ...More winter project work. So, report back after you try that and tell us if it helped!

      https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-10-in-Multi-Function-Standard-Digital-Level-THD9403/205999357
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      Wow this is really insightful. Thanks man, I'll take this route.
       
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