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Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/25/18 9:37 p.m.

I have a completely irrational love of this car.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
10/26/18 4:53 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Haha, why is the love irrational? 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
10/26/18 7:14 p.m.
Norma66 said:

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Haha, why is the love irrational? 

That's what I said!

wawazat
wawazat Reader
10/26/18 7:25 p.m.

Maybe it's because he's a Mopar guy?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
10/26/18 8:13 p.m.

Yup. Between being a mopar guy, not liking yellow much, and not feeling the late 60s ford styling on the midsize/fullsize, its irrational.

But this car just freaking WORKS visually. 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/1/18 9:25 p.m.

Rearend is out. Hope this one will be a decent core for rebuild.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
11/1/18 10:05 p.m.

They're pretty tough so hopefully no issues.  The good thing is if  you do need something, there are scads of companies building parts for 9" Ford differentials.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/2/18 11:39 a.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

At this point I hope it checks out. I’m going to blow it apart before bringing it in. I don’t trust myself on this kind of a rebuild

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/5/18 8:25 p.m.

Looks like the gears in it are 3.70. 

anybody find fault on that logic with the markings?

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
11/5/18 9:14 p.m.

Just confirming what you probably already know:

I see a "10 x 37" marking. You can count the teeth on the pinion (probably 10 of them) and count the number of teeth on the Ring (probably 37) an divide the two resulting in 3.70.  YES confirmed.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/11/18 9:31 p.m.

Swapped out the rear shocks and the rear trailing arms. Need to start thrashing on the motor soon.

 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/14/18 8:30 a.m.

Rear end is in the truck. Dropping it off tonight. Once that is done motor, trans and column away from ripping.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/24/18 5:59 p.m.

Got the rear upper control arm replaced. Then I realized i put it in up side down. Took it back out and put back in the right way.

Test fit the heads. Time to start thrashing. 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/25/18 3:55 p.m.

Got the timing chain put on. Heads torqued on. Did some test fitting. Next thing is to measure pushrods and get them on order.

 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
11/25/18 4:11 p.m.

Looking good!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/25/18 5:05 p.m.

FE's are such pretty engines.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
11/25/18 5:36 p.m.

Outstanding!

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/26/18 8:04 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

FE's are such pretty engines.

As long as it rotates the earth when I hit the gas I don’t care what it looks like!

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/29/18 5:30 p.m.

I’m going to run fi tech fuel injection on this. I would like the fi tech to control everything so there is one computer doing the thinking. The msd two wire units all say that you need to use a msd external cdi box. Do I have to? 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-8594/make/ford

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/29/18 6:05 p.m.

Yup.

Amazon has good prices on the streetfire box. Im running it in the duster.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/29/18 7:55 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael : well poop. I was really wanting to get away from two computers telling the motor what to do.

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/29/18 7:58 p.m.

Not sure about fitech, but megasquirt tells the box when to fire. Box just sets dwell and triggers the coil.

 

My recommendation would be to get it up and running fuel only first and then add ignition control and everything is sorted out

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
11/29/18 8:00 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael : I will be hitting you up when my tko gets here. That install scares me

 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
12/3/18 9:30 a.m.

Rear end should be done Wednesday at the machine shop. Need to get the rear brake configuration figured out and on order. It will be a roller again very soon.

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
12/17/18 12:15 p.m.

Rear end is done and picked up. Should be going back in this week. Once its back in I will measure everything for the rear brake kit. Question on wiring. Can i just buy a new fuse panel with new style fuses? The glass fuses keep corroding even after cleaning them and the terminals. A whole new wiring harness sounds like a great idea until I think about how much needs to come back apart again. Kinda stuck on what to do.

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