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Old 6th-November-2016, 11:14 PM   #16
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I've tried to private message you but not sure if it's going through.
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Old 8th-November-2016, 06:29 PM   #17
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Replied to PM. Sorry I have been offline and on my other posts no one has been replying so I haven't been to active....
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Replied to PM. Sorry I have been offline and on my other posts no one has been replying so I haven't been to active....
What questions do have, I'll take a stab at them.....

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Old 11th-November-2016, 07:59 PM   #19
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Thanks of the reply and help. I have been all over the place with this build, but for sure I am going to get a LS in this someday soon. Not to mention figuring out the wheel size for this that will be good.
It seems after all the measurements and my makeshift wood jig/tool I am set to fit a 20"x8" or even 8.5" on the back with a 255/35/20 tire both sides with no clearance issues. I am going to cut off the bump stops for more space, but it measures 5.5 of space with back spacing and no clearance issues. on the other hand I had 5.25 of clearance from the hub surface to the inner fenders its looking like a 10" tire will be fine. I had a 245/60/15 that had no issues and way to much space so the 255 change will be good. The rim was also a 8" with 4.5"BS so sticking to 4.5 or 5" BS and I have no issues. Finally solved.
I got farther on the cowl and now I am ready to put the new subframe and master cylinder on next week. I have to sell all this old engine and parts on CL. I need help lowering my cost on the LS swap
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Cowl is looking good.....

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Old 12th-November-2016, 07:02 PM   #21
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Thanks! Didn't realize how much work it would take to strip the white layer of paint and the original marina blue. I ended up using chemical stripper or know as burning snot, and then wired brush and sanded. Dirty! Next time I want a roller that is sandblasted or chem dipped to work on.

Now I am piecing out the original motor and I am going with your advice and selling the 700R trans for my LS package. for whatever reason I am not getting many bits yet on CL

I need to get some money for the next parts..... I am closer to getting it back to rolling and braking. I found the wheels and tires will put me out $1500. This is going to be never ending, but well worth it in the end.
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Old 12th-November-2016, 07:12 PM   #22
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Thanks! Didn't realize how much work it would take to strip the white layer of paint and the original marina blue. I ended up using chemical stripper or know as burning snot, and then wired brush and sanded. Dirty! Next time I want a roller that is sandblasted or chem dipped to work on.

Now I am piecing out the original motor and I am going with your advice and selling the 700R trans for my LS package. for whatever reason I am not getting many bits yet on CL

I need to get some money for the next parts..... I am closer to getting it back to rolling and braking. I found the wheels and tires will put me out $1500. This is going to be never ending, but well worth it in the end.
What wheels did you end up getting... What size and bs?
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Old 12th-November-2016, 08:04 PM   #23
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These are the 3 with size options and BS that work with my setup. Basically 20x8' or 8.5 with 4.5 or 4.75 BS and using the 5x4.5 lug pattern on my 9". This is with a 245 or 255/30-35/20. All the measuring I have been doing has worked out to this with room on both sides. For the front I am doing 17x7 or 18x7 with 0 offset and with 225/40/17. I will have a new clip on it from CCP. Not the junky arm and stock doghouse set up, but mustang clip, which moves it back 1" and aluminum inner panels. I was informed I can run 18x8 with no rub issues, but not sure on it yet.
I saw the ramblers on a eBay car and I am not liking them as much now.But this could change. I am still waiting to pull the trigger since I want to clear more of the parts I am selling from the car before spending more.
Does using rear disks compared to drums change much in the fit?
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Old 16th-November-2016, 07:52 PM   #24
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Got more done today. Creeping along....
I forgot to power coat some stuff so back to get a few more things done. Next I need to do the brake lines and get the wheels so i can get it back rolling.
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Old 16th-November-2016, 07:58 PM   #25
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Couple more front end shots
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Old 16th-November-2016, 08:02 PM   #26
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This is what I am using on the brakes. I can't wait till I get this thing back rolling. I was also able to get the wing windows rebuilt. Not cheap to do. just the rubber is $70 bucks! I was fortunate to have new ones with the car and the latches new in box. Thank god this car came with tons of parts, it's making my life better.
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I am also carefully redoing the chrome/trim around the window and need to get rid of this blue bench set. The interior is not top priority right now, but I have all the console/shifter/SS buckets/ carpet kit/metal hump for the shifter and the shifter. I am going to make this a black and blue brusier once I am done. mostly me being bruised though.
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OH yeah, and another change of mind I am planing on getting these wheels next week. I found the 18" is best in the front with 20s in the back also the 8.5 has a bit of offset which is perfect for my car's 9". I need to investigate more on the rear end, but I have never seen such a prefect fit for a 66-67 rear end then this one. I think it was possible narrowed. The old power stated it's a nodular posi out of a ranchero. If it is a stock one this is what I will always look for when I do a 66 or 67.
BTW if anyone wants to give me crap about my rims I am all good for it. I still haven't bought them yet.
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Good progress....sure is nice to work with clean new parts isn't it....

I like the wheels....roll with them puppies.....are you done yet....LOL


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Funny Tom. If I only had a lift at my house like your.

Well, I have a few things to do now on it. I also need to buy and install a new column. Once I have it rolling with the wheels on it I am planning on taking it to a friends work/yard to set it up high and work on the under side. i am sure I will need clearance for the 20"s on the top wheel well so I figure on heating and beating/shapping, then I am going to lizardskin the full underside while I have the trans,engine,and tank out of it. Have you ever worked with lizardskin undercoating?
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