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2 year project complete-351w,ford 9",dana 44, 35s, with pics


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same here with it being parents fault... he helped my brother and i build a gokart when we were like 8 and 10. the only difference is that my dad thought the whole idea was a good one and volunterred to help whenver i asked
 

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well heres some more pictures i took today


the ford has its torsions twisted with 305/70s



this was the problem area in the exhaust




 


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as you can see in the last pic my rear wheel seal needs to be fixed. when i have the axle shaft out it will be a good time for me to count the splines so i can order up my 4.10s and rear spool
 


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Are you going with a mini spool? If you look at the Drivetrain Warehouse ad in Off-road Adventures, they have a deal for $140(?) for gears for a 9" and a free mini spool(for the 9"). :thumbsup:

Since it is full-width from a 79 Bronco, I'm 99% sure that they were all 31 spline. Obviously check though before ordering your stuff.
 


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looks killer!! only thing..why carb? why not EFI? just wondering. it looks amazing though.
 


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why carb, well i didnt have the money time or knowledge to go with efi. someday i would like to, but as for now, it has plenty of power and i havent had any problems with the carb yet.

tonight i think im going to make it out to a local cruz night. its going to be mostly old hot rods but im going to show up, if i ever get around to washin and waxin her.
 


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bmxking i was actually looking at that ad the other day. i am trying to debate if i want to do that deal deal of the one where you buy front and rear gears plus instal kit for like 4 somthing. i dont know, but i am sure i am going to have my mechanic do the instal
 


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your sport is what ive always wanted! haha. 351 carbed, badass.

good job man.
 


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thanks creager

i wish i had your 4.56s or your true trac....
 


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351wExplorer said:
thanks creager

i wish i had your 4.56s or your true trac....
shoot ill trade hahah!
 


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looks bitchin man, I especially like the motor. was it a pretty tough install? (not like I could do it anyways with CA emissions crap :banghead:

and BMXQueen, whats up with this havin more flex thing :mattmoon:
 


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the motor wasnt all that bad i guess.. i mean same obstocles as a 302 i guess, just a step up, because not many people have done it and you have to take in account for the wider deck.

bmxqueen, as you put it, out flexes his buddies and appearently likes to bring it up whenever possible....

how bout this. i outflex bmxqueen.. haha, just playin
 


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creager you serious... i mean id love to trade you


NOT
 


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Congrats, steering and all. Now you have a base for other upgrades. Good luck,
Don
 


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351wExplorer said:
creager you serious... i mean id love to trade you


NOT

ahah you ass.


BMX flex's for his buddies huh? uh too much info? hah jk
 




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cdw6216r, about the steering, i ended up getting the saginaw pump working great. today i cranked the wheel and held it though and i blew the pressure line... i geuss my hose clamp wasnt strong enough :confused: :confused: :rolleyes:. i went up to a local shop and had them put a hydrolic fitting on the other end and it all worked out perfectly..

i just got back from the local cruise night and a couple of the hotrodders where impressed. the low rumble when its idling is the best sound in the world, and almost all of them smiled when i pulled in. a couple people walkin around took a look at it, its a good thing its tall enough that most of them couldnt see inside and see the huge mess of tools and such.

today i had to retard the timing a little bit because of spark knock, i played with the idle and got it all set but i cant find the sweet spot. im fearing the worst :( i believe i will have to run AT LEAST mid-grade in this motor. since i didnt build it i have no idea what the compresion is

as long as im posting a bunch of stuff is there anyone on the board with 4.10 ring and pinion sets front and rear for sale??
 


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j602 said:
Josh would be me. Caleb would be XplorerKid. And we both outflex bmx. :D
Yeah right...MAYBE if I had on both of my sway bars, and springs from a full-size truck. :p
 


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i will outflex both of you ;)
 

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Nice truck 351! I'm surprised I haven't seen this earlier.

-Drew
 


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