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Today 03:38 AM
123pugsy I got all 4 flights of stairs installed.
Just need to finish the rough in for drywall on 3 flights.

Insulation dudes are supposed to show up Monday but no calls came in Friday to confirm.
Yesterday 11:36 PM
MARTINSR We did a little measuring for tire size and rim offset on the Falcon tonight, he is going to be making a few more changes and looking forward to it.

Today I took a little girl who is the daughter of a friend of my wife's for a ride in the Gran Sport. She is staying with us because her mom is in the Hosptial. Say a pray for Cindy would you.

He little girl is a sweetie and this was the first time in a convertible, she was wild with excitement waving at people and crazy smiling the whole time. It was really cute, Nick drove us through a nearby Canyon for a beautiful drive.

Brian
Yesterday 09:13 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
One thing to consider is all Explorers ran OD Transmissions. Your available axle ratios will be numerically higher. I suspect 3:50 or 3:73. That may be fine for a performane car but might hit Nick's wallet with less fuel mileage.

John
I did see quite a few 3.56 and 3.73 units in positraction, but in open axles I saw higher gears like 3.23 too. I wanted 4.10, as they also offered those, but couldn't find any.
But I believe the 6 cyl. Falcons often had lower gear rear axles to allow for better take off with less HP.
Yesterday 08:44 PM
MARTINSR
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LOL, That is perfect. Nick needs rhe 3:73 for his 5 speed and you can ship me the 3:08 for my 4 speed. I actually would not have expected them to make a 3:08 in the newer rear. I may keep my eye peeled.

I have a Lincoln Versaille but with the funky brakes and a 2:50 gear, the narrow width is it's only real attribute.



Oh man, That does suck. Do they at least repop it?

John
I don't believe so.

Brian
Yesterday 08:34 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
But then the plan is a five speed. I found one with 3:73 and one with 3:08.


Brian
LOL, That is perfect. Nick needs rhe 3:73 for his 5 speed and you can ship me the 3:08 for my 4 speed. I actually would not have expected them to make a 3:08 in the newer rear. I may keep my eye peeled.

I have a Lincoln Versaille but with the funky brakes and a 2:50 gear, the narrow width is it's only real attribute.

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John, you won't believe what my brother did. He towed the bike to a show today. When he got back home he found that his original Indian dashboard was gone. The dummy had left it on the gas tank where he has sat it for the show as it wasn't screwed on! So somewhere along the trip home out in the road is a vintage Indian dashboard.

This getting old sucks.

Brian
Oh man, That does suck. Do they at least repop it?

John
Yesterday 08:33 PM
MARTINSR And a side cover off my '73 Yamaha TX650 along highway 80 around Reno.

Brian
Yesterday 08:06 PM
OneMoreTime
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
John, you won't believe what my brother did. He towed the bike to a show today. When he got back home he found that his original Indian dashboard was gone. The dummy had left it on the gas tank where he has sat it for the show as it wasn't screwed on! So somewhere along the trip home out in the road is a vintage Indian dashboard.

This getting old sucks.

Brian
There is a nice custom painted side cover for a HD somewhere on the road. Tell him he is not alone..

Sam
Yesterday 08:05 PM
MARTINSR Got a little more done with my restoration project.

Brian
Yesterday 07:47 PM
MARTINSR John, you won't believe what my brother did. He towed the bike to a show today. When he got back home he found that his original Indian dashboard was gone. The dummy had left it on the gas tank where he has sat it for the show as it wasn't screwed on! So somewhere along the trip home out in the road is a vintage Indian dashboard.

This getting old sucks.

Brian
Yesterday 07:45 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
One thing to consider is all Explorers ran OD Transmissions. Your available axle ratios will be numerically higher. I suspect 3:50 or 3:73. That may be fine for a performane car but might hit Nick's wallet with less fuel mileage.

John
But then the plan is a five speed. I found one with 3:73 and one with 3:08.


Brian
Yesterday 06:19 PM
cozwurth Actually tinkered with a few different things today. I made quite a few more tacks on the sail panel patch on the Chevelle, and while waiting for things to cool down I tinkered with the gauges in my sister's Impala, and measured the deck height on my 327.
Yesterday 06:19 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
What is the width of that rear end axle flange to axle flange once the long axle is swapped with the short axle?

Brian
One thing to consider is all Explorers ran OD Transmissions. Your available axle ratios will be numerically higher. I suspect 3:50 or 3:73. That may be fine for a performane car but might hit Nick's wallet with less fuel mileage.

John
Yesterday 06:03 PM
1971BB427 We had our first car show of the season today. A small show usually, but great weather bumped it up to around 200 cars I'd guess. Next Saturday is the big Portland Transmission show, and weather is supposed to be good for that also; so expect 700-800 cars on the street around PT!
It's always good to see old friends I haven't kept up with since last summer! Spent 2 hours before the show cleaning, and waxing the Austin! Forgot how dirty it gets just sitting in the garage!
Yesterday 06:00 PM
1971BB427
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
What is the width of that rear end axle flange to axle flange once the long axle is swapped with the short axle?

Brian
It should measure 56" for a drum rear end, and 56.5" for a disc brake rear axle Brian.
Yesterday 12:10 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Next up is the Ford Explorer rear axle swap! The short side axle and tube swap makes them the perfect fit for a early round body Falcon! I have a spare sitting in my shop in 3.73 posi, with an extra short side axle. Our local Pick N Pull has half price holidays, so got one for $104, plus $10 for the spare axle! Just in case the BBC tears up my existing 8.8 Ford!
What is the width of that rear end axle flange to axle flange once the long axle is swapped with the short axle?

Brian
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