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Man Jeff that sucks, maybe time to go grease zerkless U joints for extra strength if you haven't already.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm thinking of welding the crankshaft to the front yoke of the differential, Who needs a driveshaft anyway?

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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Haha, that works! Sorry to hear about your problems.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No point in crying, it just promotes rust. I'll have it back together in no time, just have to get a yoke and head to the driveshaft shop

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Damn Jeff! You are rough on equipment!! :D You got me rethinking my idea for a 5 speed! Or maybe you just have tires that hookup a lot better than mine! Kinda glad my tires just go up in smoke LOL!!! Good luck with it. You will have it back in shape in no time!

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Damn Jeff! You are rough on equipment!! :D You got me rethinking my idea for a 5 speed! Or maybe you just have tires that hookup a lot better than mine! Kinda glad my tires just go up in smoke LOL!!! Good luck with it. You will have it back in shape in no time!

 

You are right. Must be why no one wants to date my exgirlfriends.

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A spot of JB Weld will have you back on the road in no time.


Since I had the coils out I decided to play around and see what kind of clearances I have. Time to get the fenders rolled.

 

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1971 Mustang Grande, 351 Cleveland 2v, C6, 9"

-Fitech EFI

-Comp Cams 284hr

-Aussie Heads

-Weiand Xcelerator intake

-Long Tube Headers

-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"

 

 

My Build

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Vozaday, your pumpkin is looking bad azz!

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've been trying to improve some of my gaps and cleaning all the dirt that has collected after sitting since last November. During the course of the winter I did do some work on it like installing the reverse lockout rod and finally getting my seat belt warning light all connected and working perfectly. Next I'm going to replace my front brake rotors and pads and flush the entire brake system.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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Power Steering Pump

 

Just de-gunked and degreased the outside. Put a coat of flat black on it.

 

Scrubbed up an original D1ZA lower shift boot for the car.

 

Made a sale on the old 14 inch Ford Magnum 500's yesterday.

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Spent an hour touching up paint chips. In a few days I'll have to spend 3-4 hours blending and finishing. The final result will be less than perfect and far better than having chips and primer showing.

 

Waiting on parts to start repairing the most recent driveline destruction. First round is due her Monday afternoon-I have Tuesday and Wednesday off from work for time to spend with my kids for spring break. They won't be much help, but they are good guard dogs for the house if you threaten their computers

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Hi to all. I've been MIA for a while.

Anyway, I did get my AOD installed and finally decided on strange 3.7 diff ratio ring/pinion.

Got the pumpkin back and installing it on Monday... Can't wait.

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Jim

 

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Got the battery relocation done last night. Now if I can get the weather to stay above 50 for a few days I could get the sound deadener completed and new carpets in.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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After a long winter apart, my 71 came home to me today, $1600 richer in auto repairs, and upgrades, so peche71 will soon be getting some attention, and not to make peche 73 jealous that 'vert will get some attention now that warm weather looks to be here to stay.

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Got the battery relocation done last night. Now if I can get the weather to stay above 50 for a few days I could get the sound deadener completed and new carpets in.

 

Let me know if you notice a difference or not

1971 Mustang Grande, 351 Cleveland 2v, C6, 9"

-Fitech EFI

-Comp Cams 284hr

-Aussie Heads

-Weiand Xcelerator intake

-Long Tube Headers

-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"

 

 

My Build

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Got the battery relocation done last night. Now if I can get the weather to stay above 50 for a few days I could get the sound deadener completed and new carpets in.

 

Let me know if you notice a difference or not

 

I will. It is going to be quite different from last time I drove it. I am also in the process of swapping out the FMX for a T5 manual. I'm just doing a few other small projects and cleaning up while I have things apart. I'm waiting on my clutch cable that is on back order so it is kind of holding up that end of the project so filling in the time with some odds and ends.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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The difference with the battery in the trunk is not, by itself really noticeable. With my car I also gutted the front 73 bumper and replaced it with fiberglass and aluminum mounts to save another 100 pounds. I'm still looking for ways to shift weight rearward, but am running out of ideas, with the exception of moving the wiper bottle to the rear which seems to be too much work for too little gain.

 

The engine bay looks better with the engine in the trunk though.

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Hi to all. I've been MIA for a while.

Anyway, I did get my AOD installed and finally decided on strange 3.7 diff ratio ring/pinion.

Got the pumpkin back and installing it on Monday... Can't wait.

Interested on how that combination works for you, as I'm planning the same.

Larry

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There you go, now that's the ticket ::thumb:: Alright my 1000th post.

351w - Ford racing GT40X 178 cc aluminum heads - Ford racing(crane) 1.7 roller rockers - Comp Cams 280H magnum cam .544" / .544" lift - ARP hardware - hedman longtubes - magnaflow exhaust with X pipe - Duraspark - MSD digital 6al box - MSD TFI coil - optima red top battery - tuff stuff 140 amp alternator - weiand stealth intake  - edelbrock 1406 600 carb  - march pullies and brackets - Be cool fan controller - derale electric fan - FMX trans - motive 4.11 gears - traction lok - lakewood traction bars.                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well I didn't break it this last 7 days (as I have the driveshaft out)

 

But I did install a harness bar. It required a little finessing, some longer legs and some proper hardware, but it is in and my seat belts are still there.

I have a 6 point harness, but I want to be at the shop so I can mount the lower anchors before I bother to set it up.

 

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Also got in the parts to change my pinion support to a Daytona type and a 1350 Pinion Yoke with all the set up stuff from strange. Hope to get done tomorrow so I can get a driveshaft measurement and get my order submitted

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