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  1. I’ve realized that one has to be careful with all the attention these cars bring. I had someone stop traffic until I acknowledged his thumbs up (I was pumping go juice), to having another taking a picture while driving at 70mph! However my favorite story, so far, was when I bought the car and went to switch the title they told me I had a year to get it inspected. Thought it was peculiar since NC does not require an inspection for older cars. Put it off for 8 months, when I finally went to get it “inspected” at the DMV he came out and took a picture of the vin and car. That’s when I found out they were just checking to see if it was stolen. While waiting, had a guy come up to talk about it. 5 minutes later a State Trooper pulls up behind me, gets out, and asked “who’s car is this!”? OH CRAP. Now, I’m thinking there goes my purchase price and why oh why did I drop more money into it before this. “Mine sir” He then proceeded to hold his keys up in the air and asked “Wanna trade?” Somehow I was able to keep my composure enough to lean over and look around him at his fully equipped dodge charger, state issued, patrol car and reply “no thanks”. After a few laughs I proceeded to cuss him out for about giving me a heart attack as he didn’t know what I was there for. Well, if you made it this far, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did (?) and would love to hear y’all’s story’s! john
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  2. https://spicerparts.com/calculators/engine-rpm-calculator This will allow you to see the rpm change with each ratio change.
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  3. I’d do axle bearings while you are at it. Maybe the brakes? Send the driveshaft out to have the balance checked post u-joint replacement? If you pull the housing use new u-bolts. Chromoly axles? 31 spline axles and carrier? Save some weight with an aluminum 3rd member? Nodular iron 3rd member for strength? Maybe a torque biasing or limited slip differential? If you hate yourself how about a Detroit locker? Maybe upgrade to 1350 size yoke? How about a new driveshaft to pair with that larger yoke, maybe carbon fiber or aluminum? How are your rear springs / shocks? Maybe some sort of traction bar? Coilover system?
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  4. No only a younger brother. I have been asked that question many time.
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  5. Thanks everybody! I ordered the springs, shocks and hardware from Eaton. Should be here in a couple weeks, and I think I am going to throw the sway bar in there too, I’m not going to be driving it real hard anytime soon and I plan on updating the front suspension this winter. Including the front sway bar with those upgrades.
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  6. Call Eaton for sure. I think from the pics your looking for +2. +3 would be to much in my opinion. You could always add a 1 inch shackles if you need more over +2. A 1 inch over stock shackle would still be safe. With your convection with Eaton you may want talk about the ride Hight as well to get look your after. KYB GR2 shocks are good value. I removed the springs and axle together. Installed the font of spring first. The wife and I rolled axle into place. Had the wife balance the axle while installed shackles the body.
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  7. Buying direct from Eaton is a little bit more expensive. I went that route anyway since I wanted to consult with someone at Eaton before actually buying them. Of course Eaton can custom make you a set, but they do stock the various OEM springs that came on our cars. As I recall I had three OEM options when I ordered; daily driver stock, competition suspension & BOSS 351. I chose the competition suspension springs as I did not really want the stiffness of the BOSS springs. I also opted for the all new hardware package they sell. It sure made installation easier and I'd recommend going that route. I suggest giving them a call and have a discussion. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Should be a good first project for you and your son!
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  8. I have not had to have one rebuilt in years. One of two times I took my car to have work done. The guy at the Ford dealership in Hendersonville did my C-6 in Econoline van and was great. He has long since retired. I would suggest that you take the fluid lines off and flush very good. Then put on a stand alone transmission cooler. Sometimes trash is in the old radiator cooler. Here are pics of one I put on my 73 but it has a C-4. Return line is cool going back to radiator. Use the fuel injection hose clamps. I made the brackets to use existing Ford holes and fasteners. We need to meet up sometime. I was in Highlands today to meet a friend there. Keeping transmission cool is key to long oil life.
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