I think once you get it sitting down, you will like it.
Yes that's why I'd like to get the engine and transmission in now, so the added weight can start to put some load on the springs. I spent a few hours the last 2 days cleaning all the crud off the C4. Out of curiosity I spoke to a local, well known transmission guy yesterday. I think I'm going to get him to take a look at the toploader. It got me rethinking the auto or standard thing again...not good. The older I get the more indecisive I'm getting. Anyway here are some pics of the C4.
Patrick, the toploader is with the transmission guy. He says the blocker rings were seized. The transmission hasn't been turned since the 70's anyway. He has the new parts, hopefully will have it back soon. Also changing the bearings and seals. Meanwhile dug these parts out. Will have to do the Mustang Steve's bearing mod.
That a boy...I sent my WR TL tailhousing to Dan Williams this week. It was a bastard child assembly. 1966 main housing with a '70 big block tailhousing. He's swapping me the correct tailhousing. What a guy. My '65 CR TL is correct at both ends, but I didn't want to use that in my '66.
Got my TL back today. Ordered a PRW flywheel and clutch fork from Jeggs. Going to use the 10.5" Ford performance clutch I picked up and ditch the 3 finger pressure plate for the diaphragm-style. Clutch pedal bearing kit on the way from Mustang Steve. Saw some posts regarding HIPO exhaust manifolds and equalizer bar issues. Does this mean the equalizer bar pictured here will not work? I have a few more pieces to pick up to complete the install.
Brian, I don't think the standard Z-bar will work with HiPo manifolds. Both brackets off the tube are bent different. I installed HiPo's on my car and had to install the correct Z-bar. $133.95 from NOD. Also note their site says it's made with a grease zero installed. Unless that changed within the last three months, it does not. I had to add one to mine. Easy enough to do though.
Man, it's been over a year and a half since I've been on this forum and got caught up on this thread. Nice job Brian. Anytime I need motivation to not sell my car or to continue to work on it, I scroll through this build! Looking forward to paint. I'm assuming you're sticking with the blue?
Thank you 66, I haven't progressed as much as I'd hoped but little steps will get me there eventually. My work schedule was hectic for a while but should get back to normal starting this month. I was going to go with a new shifter from David Kee but a co-worker picked one up from a Canadian supplier and brought it to site for me so I saved a bunch on shipping.