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Old 11th-July-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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74 coupe spring 2013 return to road.

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.



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Nice and clean engine compartment. Way to go.
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Old 12th-July-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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Looking good! Keep up the good work!
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Old 12th-July-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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A lot of fine work in there, way to go!
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Old 12th-July-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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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.



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Old 16th-July-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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And here's the bad news.... Cancer. Wish me luck with this.



And then the front bumper tore down.

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Old 20th-July-2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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I see your on the grind. Mine should be out 2014
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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.

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Old 2nd-August-2012, 02:13 PM   #10
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Started on the rear cross rail rebuild. This is gonna be time consuming. Harder then I thought. Ends of the rails are gone. A lot of custom fab coming up. Here are some pics as it sits.



Thae last image is the blank I'm using as a start of the new panel. I have no Bending tools do I'll be using my bench vise and a dead blow. Man I need a metal shop.

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My hat's off to you. This is *not* the fun part.
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Old 15th-August-2012, 08:30 AM   #12
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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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Well, a cuttin I will go. Out with the trunk floor again!!
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Trunk floor out... Drivers side bumper extension welded in. Passenger side on progress.
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Ok here's the new rear so far.


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