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Started by jason deussen. Last reply by Keith Baumgarner May 18.
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Started by paul emmon Nov 10, 2012.
Due to too much end play in the FMX transmission, I've had to put it aside while I wait for some shims I ordered to come in. So I start to work on the motor again. I'm installing the main bearings into the block, no problem. But when I go to the caps, the alignment notch is way off! So now this is on hold as well, I'll see if Summit is open Labor day and see what they want to do about this.
Looks like you know to pick up a deal when you see one.
e Hit the Pick N Pull half price sale today! Figured I'd grab a spare 8.8" Ford rear axle in case I need one. $102 for a 3.73 limited slip, and while I was there I also pulled a short side axle shaft from another rear end for $20. That way I can have the option of having the long side tube cut 3", and use the factory short side axle in it. So it's 59.5" OAL as is, or 56.5" OAL with the tube shortend and the spare shaft put in it. $50 to shorten the tube, so I have a narrowed 3.73 posi for under $175! Hard to beat the price for an extremely strong rearend!
Short video from the nostalgia drags last weekend! The 2nd race is me in the Falcon and a buddy in his '56 Chevy. Last race is a couple of our friends, and one of them snapped an axle in his Willys coupe! Fortunately he saved it!
ps, I have the Pete Jackson gear drive too, but paid a lot less for it brand new... Its the noisy one, and gonna sound like I have a blower under the hood!
Mine is a real 69 Shelby GT350, numbers matching, so I am trying to keep it all original looking. But the 69 Shelby was nothing more than a Mach I with cosmetics. So I'm making mine perform more the way it looks with out hurting its value. You on the other hand, can do a lot of playing and get away with it. But we both are having, or are going to have a lot of fun while we are at it.
You'll laugh at my combo! I have a $250 short block from an old Chevy dually PU truck! It was already bored .040" over, and I found a pair of Edelbrock Performer heads with Crower roller rockers, and hardened pushrods, plus a Pete Jackson gear drive at a swap meet for $900. Added a $100 Weiand tunnel ram, a pair of good used Holley 600cfm vacuum secondary carbs, and a Comp flat tappet cam. I think I've got about $1700 total in this 454, and she's a stump puller, backed by a Super T10 4 speed, and 3.73 posi 8.8" Ford rear. The wh*** car and drivetrain is down and dirty, with used parts, but cheap fun!
351w stroked to 418. My only down side is I'm using the stock cast heads as I want/need to retain the original look. I'm porting, but even that can only do so much. But I'm adding some Shelby underride traction bars and have a 2300 stall, I'll swap out the front shocks for some 90/10's and see if I can find some tires that will hook. Maybe, just maybe.
Go get 'em Red! Us average guys can still do it!
I'm only hoping that I cant get some frame twist and see light under one front tire with what I'm putting together. I still need to finish putting the transmission together, then I can get back to work on the motor.
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