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fordfan
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From: Walla Walla, Wa, USA
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posted 02-05-2003 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now I am Well aware this is a Pretty Militant Ford only forum (lol) . Until I get my Ford(s) done, all i have to work with is my 1970 C-10 Stepside (which I Love as much as my Fords.). Recently I We (me & Tyler ("Chevy Enemy" ) finished putting in a 454/th-400.

Coming home from work this evening I got a little wild coming off a corner roughly 250-300ft worth of rubber later ( along 4 home fronts and under a 4-lane highway underpass.) I figured now would be the time to figure out how to put the Power to the pavement.

The Current setup is as Follows:

12-bolt Truck open rear-end w/4:11 gears.
Coil-over rear (2 solid trailing arms) & bad air shocks


New springs and Shocks would be an improvement (a Previous owner must have heated the springs to lower the truck, there are 3 coils sanwiched together on each spring).

Would I be better off sticking with the current layout, or would switching to Leaf springs be better (It would make Changing to a different rear axle alot easyer).

I already plan on Moving the gas tank to the rear and possibly the battery. also plan on a Limited slip or Locker (would rather wait until I figure out what rear end to use.)


Any tips/ wisdom of the Great Lords of the Fords would be greatly apreciated

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Joseph J. Shaffer IV
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Too many cars for one person to Own!:

'68 Ford Mustang Coupe
'64 Mercury Comet 202
'62 Ford Falcon 2dr Wagon
'70 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside
'41 Chevrolet Stepside
'43 Dodge WC-53 (WWII Powerwagon)
'74 Chevrolet Caprice 454 (Motor Doner for the '70 pickup) .

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-05-2003 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try about 20-25 cinder blocks in the bed.

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fordfan
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posted 02-05-2003 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL

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Fstln69
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From: Westmont,il
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posted 02-05-2003 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a posi?????????

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69 fairlane 351w
always in search of more HP and faster ET'S

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bluestreek
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posted 02-06-2003 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buy the biggest and fattest M/T Sportsman Pro wrinkle walls you can fit under the wells. They may turn over a few seconds but they once they get sticky, you're gone!! My bro-in-law has a 450HP Nova, 3.73 rear, 3800 rpm stall, that can only turn em over for about 30 ft, then they hook solid. He still can't catch my little 331 Mustang though.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-06-2003 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First step, new rear springs. The PO most likely ruined them with his 'heat treating.' Then get a good posi unit.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-06-2003 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Try about 20-25 cinder blocks in the bed.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-06-2003 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Try about 20-25 cinder blocks in the bed.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Still laughing......!!)

[This message has been edited by Ryan Wilke (edited 02-06-2003).]

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Greg Pettit
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posted 02-06-2003 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greg Pettit   Click Here to Email Greg Pettit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man, you got a lot of stones calling yourself "fordfan" and then asking che#y questions on a forum called "MUSTANGS and more"!!

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fordfan
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From: Walla Walla, Wa, USA
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posted 02-06-2003 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Pet tit:
Man, you got a lot of stones


Yeah, Pretty Much LOL

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Joseph J. Shaffer IV
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Too many cars for one person to Own!:

'68 Ford Mustang Coupe
'64 Mercury Comet 202
'62 Ford Falcon 2dr Wagon
'70 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside
'41 Chevrolet Stepside
'43 Dodge WC-53 (WWII Powerwagon)

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fordfan
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posted 02-06-2003 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
First step, new rear springs. The PO most likely ruined them with his 'heat treating.' Then get a good posi unit.


New tires would be a plus too... the 10" wide rears are pretty worn.


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