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Finally got time and space to install all the parts I've collected over the past couple of years.

I'm pulling the rear end to swap in a powetrax no-slip, alloy axles, and fresh wheel bearings. Probably will clean and paint the housing since I went this far... Then I'll put fresh springs, sway bar, and cal tracs bars in.

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Gee, I wonder why the driver's side sat lower than the passenger side...

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These are the factory tie down brackets... They are supposed to be removed by the dealer when it's prepped for sale.

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Factory rear sway bar.. It's kinda cute, huh?

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Stopping point for the day.

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Kick arse....Looks like fun!! I never checked under mine if the old tie downs are there or not.."yet" hehe...Ohh ya...looks like that side of washington been a little bad on your leaf springs...lol

 
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.Ohh ya...looks like that side of washington been a little bad on your leaf springs...lol
This car is originally from Iowa.

Looking good Pat! How long do you think it'll be out of commission?
I hope to have the suspension/exhaust phase done for July... Might start the motor upgrades after.. depends. I''m thinking of picking up another short block to build since this is the numbers matching motor.

 

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Sweet, looks good. I can't wait to see the upgrades you got for it.

 

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.Ohh ya...looks like that side of washington been a little bad on your leaf springs...lol
This car is originally from Iowa.

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Aww yes...Pretty high humidty there too. "nothing like down south thou} hehe

 

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I mocked up the new Hooker Aerochamber mufflers with the old exhaust to see how they'd sound. I'm still gonna replace it with headers, a 2.5" x pipe and new tail pipes that actually fit.

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They sound pretty good man...You going with hooker headers too? If so i hope to see how low they hang...I got a set of long tube headers for mine sitting in the back room.

 

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Yeah, hooker comp long tubes. Ah heck, I'll just post up all the parts I have lined up to go in.

Got an aluminum drive shaft from a CVPI I plan and having shortened up.

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Poly mounts.

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Quench heads with Milodon ss valves and comp springs/guide plates, arp studs.

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Don't have pics, but got 5 leaf rear springs, 620 front coils, roller spring perches, global west negative roll upper and lower control arms, sub frame connectors, strut rods, caltracs traction bars, 1.25" front sway bar, 7/8" rear sway bar, RPM air gap intake, deep aluminum trans pan, B&M trans pack shift kit, and an R-code servo.

Might be more, but that's what I remember that I've acquired so far...

 

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nice build with a ton of quality parts. where did you get your poly mounts?

 

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I think Summit racing. I don't exactly remember.

This hose ran from about the rear sway bar bushing on the passenger side, back along the frame rail, and the curved and ended behind the gas tank above the rear valance.. it was held on with the little bracket. Any ideas?

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Got some 1.5" plate steel arbor plates for my press, and put it to work pressing the rubber bushings out of the new springs to replace them with the aluminum bushings that come with the caltracs bars.

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Original 4 leaf spring vs 5 leaf new springs.

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Caltracs bars and global west delalum shackles.

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Lookin great!!!!! Sounding even better!!!!!!!

 

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Damn Pat, that sounds great already. Looking forward to seeing the finished product, if you need a second hand on anything I work for cold beer. Saw a PD vehicle a couple of days ago while driving the Mach, checked my speed and as I went by I realized it was you.

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New vs old rear sway bar:

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The original drive shaft is really crusty, pitted, and ready for retirement.

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And the rear awaiting a cleaning, moser axles, fresh wheel bearings, and swapping the lock-rite for a powertrax no-slip.

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looks good... you got some nice goodies to put on the car..

 

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Spent the last two weekends jumping on parts deals for my two pickups. I have next week off so I will get some progress done on the Mach.

Found out most of the clunking I heard while driving from the rear was the f'd up left tail pipe hitting the rear axle...

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New aluminum drive shaft from street or track showed up, so I put the slip yoke on it, and dropped the rest of the exhaust out. Manifolds are up next.

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Great progress man! Looks like it's coming along quite nicely. That driveshaft is a real looker too.

 
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