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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Setting up my buying guide

Ok, I'm currently setting up what stuff I need to get on the mechanical side and this is what I've come up with for the 66 SS.

Pulling the 10 bolt, 283 and powerglide out (this step is already done)

replacing it all with:

Moser 12 bolt with 3.73 gears w/ posi trac (possibly getting a used one and getting it rebuilt, haven't gone that far yet)

Sending off driveshaft to be redone to somewhere

700R4 overdrive transmission (looking into a possible swap to manual w/ a tremec)

rebuilt 400 SBC running in the 400 HP range hopefully.

So after I get all this crap in (saying this is a good set up) what's next on the mechanical side (sans replacing all the bushings, bearings, control arms, etc. etc.)? Is that all she wrote or am I missing something? I'm trying to research all this stuff before I just start getting random parts, and I've been trying to narrow my view down a bit and get into some more specifics. I just want to make sure I'm not missing an area to look at on the mechanical side of things before the money starts flying out the door and I end up with stuff that won't work at all.

If I remember correctly some of you all said that you go back to front so to speak on buying/installing, with the engine coming last and drivetrain coming first.

All feedback would be fantastic, tell me im a retard if that's not a good idea/set-up haha...
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 06:22 PM
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Only thing I can think of is to be careful of any changes introduced to the drive shaft length caused by the transmission swap and differential swap. In other words, I would install the new transmission and differential, then do the measuring for the drive shaft, to avoid unpleasant suprises.



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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 08:13 PM
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Agreed, in this situation the driveshaft should be the last to modify.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 11:55 AM
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Well you have outlined your go but have you given any thought to the Whoa yet?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Well you have outlined your go but have you given any thought to the Whoa yet?

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I know I'm going with 4 wheel anti-lock disc brakes, what size I need I'm not sure yet. Thinking about going with Wilwood disc brakes since I can get those on the 12 bolt (or 9" ford, either or) when I order it from the factory and get a matching front set for myself to install.
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Hummm. anti-locks? Post progress on that. Interesting.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 06:34 AM
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I wonder if Dustin Knows Anti-lock brakes require a computer to control them and his car doesn't have one>

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I wonder if Dustin Knows Anti-lock brakes require a computer to control them and his car doesn't have one>

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Haha, im an idiot that was a typing error with my head going in too many directions at once. I was meaning to say disc brakes in general, not anti-lock

Basically this: http://www.mpbrakes.com/products/pro...product_id=385

Victim of hearing that phrase too many times on TV. Although I am thinking about leaving drums (albeit bigger drums) on the back.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 04:41 AM
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Done that several times in here!
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