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So, I'm 14 years the owner of my 74. 2 years into the second rebuild. So far in my years of ownership I've had 3 th350 in it. It now has a 700r4. This is the third rearend. First met it end by exploding the spider gears, 2nd one wedged the center pin at a 45 creating a home made locker. The current rear end is a 373 motive gear on a eaton posi unit. It and the others were and are 8.5 10 bolts.Engine 1 was a 350 sb. Current engine is 402 bb. This rebuild I put 4 wheel power disk on it. It had 4 wheel drum. I got all new brake lines from inline tube. Braided stainless flex line. Ran all new fuel system 1/2 line and -8 braided stainless. All new wire harness. Used comp engineering coil over set up out back with three way adjustables all the way around. New rockers, quarter panel patches. G- force transmission cross member. Ignition is a pro form hei with a Msd adaptor to use a blaster 3 coil and a 6al box. Engine is stock inside. Performer rpm with a holly 6310-3 carb. Just installed a Rpc fuel pressure regulator.
Ordered the rest of the fuel system hose today. -6 hose from regulator to carb. Changed to a electric cooling fan. Other then that I'm at a stand still till next week. Then it's onto get a driveshaft made and replace( some how) the rear cross rail. Mines gone. So since they don't make this for my year I guess I get to custom make it. Wish me luck. Also here are some more pics of it right now.
So I decided that a bumper tuck is in order. So u took the rear apart this morning. Broke every bolt. Imagine that. So here's the aftermath. And how it's gonna look tucked( after I make the new rear cross rail.
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...8/f4967451.mp4Progress!!!!! Finally got the car runnin smooth. Before i was having fuel out my vent tubes on the front carb bowl. Well I put a fuel pressure regulator on it and made all of my new an hose. I still had fuel out the vent. I tore down the front bowl and found my float arm was bent and not seating the needle. Reassembled. No more vent fuel. But, idling high??? After talking with my dad I found the linkage arm to the secondaries bent. Fixed that and here is the result of my hard work. A smooth running 402 Big Block.
Now I need to get a drive shaft made.
Side note don't look into your carb while opening the secondaries. Had I thought first I might still have hair on my face.
Last edited by Ryan74; 28th-July-2012 at 11:43 AM.
Well after starring at it and thinking to much... I have decided to remove the rear Frame after the rear spring mounts. Im going fab a new rear frame/ bumper mount out of 2x4 square tube. Sheet metal was not going to be strong as I would like. So I'm gonna fab the new rear and fill in the gaps with sheet metal. I think this will work best and look a lot better. I have a pipe fitter buddy that's gonna help with the welding. I'll post pics as I go. Also doing it this way will allow me to tuck in the rear bumper a lot better then my other plan.
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