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Today 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
Yesterday 09:32 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
OMG this bike is looking so damn good! How is this for an amazing tidbit. My brother was going through photos of our uncles bike that used the license plate he is running. He found a photo of our uncle on the bike just a mile or so from my brothers house! Now the wild thing is, my brother lives about 175 miles from here in our home town where our uncle lived too!



Brian
That is just too cool Brian. I want it, I want it, I want it!!!





Got one rocker welded in today. Only had a couple of hours to work.

John




Yesterday 08:28 PM
MARTINSR OMG this bike is looking so damn good! How is this for an amazing tidbit. My brother was going through photos of our uncles bike that used the license plate he is running. He found a photo of our uncle on the bike just a mile or so from my brothers house! Now the wild thing is, my brother lives about 175 miles from here in our home town where our uncle lived too!



Brian
Yesterday 01:20 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
No, his are chromed steel with a round hole.

Brian
OK thought if he needed them he can have themas I will not need them
Yesterday 11:41 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Yes, you simply have the long side tube shortened @2 7/8" (don't remember the exact length?) and then drop the short side axle into it and it's the right width. It will also require the spring perches to be cut off, and a pair of $8 perches welded to the tube. Then bolt it in!
If you want 4 wheel disc brakes, buy a '94 or newer Explorer rear axle, as they are disc brake! I did this swap in my buddy's '69 Nova. Converted the front to 5x4.5" disc brakes, and dropped the 8.8" disc rear in the back. It's got fantastic braking! We tried it without a proportional valve, just to see how it stopped, and figured we'd add one later. But it stops so well, and straight that we never needed to add a prop. valve.

PS-The shortened axle ends up at around 56.5" to the overall width to wheel mounting surface. You'll also need to have a driveline built, or find one the right length. On my Falcon I am using a Super T10 4 speed, and I used a driveline from a 1st gen. Camaro with the HD front yoke, and an adapter u-joint for the Ford flange at the rear. It was the perfect length with no modifications!
That is some good stuff! Thanks

Brian
Yesterday 08:49 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
So you just shorten one side?

Brian
Yes, you simply have the long side tube shortened @2 7/8" (don't remember the exact length?) and then drop the short side axle into it and it's the right width. It will also require the spring perches to be cut off, and a pair of $8 perches welded to the tube. Then bolt it in!
If you want 4 wheel disc brakes, buy a '94 or newer Explorer rear axle, as they are disc brake! I did this swap in my buddy's '69 Nova. Converted the front to 5x4.5" disc brakes, and dropped the 8.8" disc rear in the back. It's got fantastic braking! We tried it without a proportional valve, just to see how it stopped, and figured we'd add one later. But it stops so well, and straight that we never needed to add a prop. valve.

PS-The shortened axle ends up at around 56.5" to the overall width to wheel mounting surface. You'll also need to have a driveline built, or find one the right length. On my Falcon I am using a Super T10 4 speed, and I used a driveline from a 1st gen. Camaro with the HD front yoke, and an adapter u-joint for the Ford flange at the rear. It was the perfect length with no modifications!
Yesterday 07:35 AM
MARTINSR Worked a little more on my restoration project.

Brian
Yesterday 07:33 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Are these the same as what Nick has now,,or are you going to change style of wheels mine are 14x5 or 14x6 ford bolt pattern 5 on a 4.5 BC,


Picture is clear until I print it then it gets fuzzy
No, his are chromed steel with a round hole.

Brian
Yesterday 07:32 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Is it Friday yet?

Cool sun roof!

Brian
Yesterday 07:32 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
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!
So you just shorten one side?

Brian
Yesterday 06:59 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post

So I went with the Granada. Now he will need to get a pair of 5 lug front wheels for it and plan on changing out the rear end.

Brian
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!
Yesterday 06:58 AM
496CHEVY3100 I am changing to aluminum wheels from an Explores and might clear the top from the rubber up then it will be for sale,

,replacing with wheels with the ones like on like on my personal boat (explorer )
Yesterday 05:40 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Got my boat out of storage today too.
I may bring ours back from the cabin next week and sell it. Hasn't been in the water in 6 years...
Yesterday 05:35 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Your luck sounds like mine... seemingly simple task seems to take all day.
Looks like my pistons are about .050 down. I'll be doing more measuring to verify, but it will have to wait a few weeks, I think.
I'm in the process of building an engine too and it seems the manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to change the pin location to put pistons lower in the cylinders. Might be because of the crap gas we have now days. I ended up taking my builders advise and going stroker, which allows him to spec the pin location for the block. It will have flat tops with near zero deck height.
Yesterday 04:21 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by bullheimer View Post
F'd with my gas gauge all day. got my new headlight sw. put it in, it wasn't easy, didn't want to take my SHAFT! haha but did work finally. same with the gauge AFTER i tapped it!! NOT GOOD!!, got my ashtray springs too. drove the buick around to get enough gas out of the tank to pull the sending unit. tore the gasket. had to get gasket material. made a new one. hope it don't leak. wasted the whole day doing that.
whad ya find Coz? 30 down? could be worse. mines 30 to 40 down.


Your luck sounds like mine... seemingly simple task seems to take all day.
Looks like my pistons are about .050 down. I'll be doing more measuring to verify, but it will have to wait a few weeks, I think.
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