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post #31 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-17-2018, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, it's my build thread so I'm gonna vent a bit.

I ordered an arp oil pump shaft from cj pony because it was on sale and with my points I had it was very inexpensive. Well I received it today. And again the box looks like it's been through hell and back. This seems to be a recurring theme with them. I have expressed my concerns with them more than once. I know it's the shippers fault but when I use other vendors they use the same shipping companies and their boxes show up in great shape. Maybe it's a particular wharehouse on the way but it's kind of frustrating. It seems it's only a matter of time that I'll get a part that's damaged as well. At least they taped this one.

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Ordered a Marti report, no real reason why, just curious. Ordered my timing set from summit. Been researching the street or track 3 link. Im planning on running the dynacorn widened wheel wells but don't want to do all that work if the springs are gonna be in the way. If I decide to go that route it won't be until spring when the wife starts selling houses again.

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What does the Marti report get you? I'm also thinking about the SoT 3 link. Looks like a nice setup.

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What does the Marti report get you? I'm also thinking about the SoT 3 link. Looks like a nice setup.
Depends on the level. But I think the badic report just gives you how the car was optioned when it rolled off the line.

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That'll be cool to have.

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Got my timing chain in the mail today. Not much else at the moment. Trying to get my shop renovation finished up so I can get started replacing my floor and roof skin.

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Got the Marti report. It says my car will turn 51 on December 19. It came with sunlit gold, black Vinyl top, blackout treated hood, 289 and 3sp.

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Got the Marti report. It says my car will turn 51 on December 19. It came with sunlit gold, black Vinyl top, blackout treated hood, 289 and 3sp.

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I took the car down off the jack stands and put it back on my diy dolly so I could finish my shop renovation. I'm about 90% complete with that I just have a little wiring to complete, blow in insulation in the Attic and finish organizing my tools. But this time of year I work A LOT so I don't have much time (12 hour night shifts suck). It'll be at least another 7 days before I get any free time. Once that's done I'll start on my convertible rockers and full floor replacement.

I have been emailing back and forth with a company that is remaking my dash Vin tag. Holy sticker shock Batman, that little piece of aluminum is pricey but I'll gladly pay it to keep my original Vin/title over a state issued one. This company is licensed by Ford and they anodize the correct border onto it and use the same font that Ford used. The owner has given me a money back guarantee that it'll be correct.

Hopefully next week I'll be ordering my twisted wedge 11R 190 cylinder heads, studs and head gaskets (benefits of working weeks on end) and can assemble the main components of the engine.

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Hopefully next week I'll be ordering my twisted wedge 11R 190 cylinder heads, studs and head gaskets (benefits of working weeks on end) and can assemble the main components of the engine.

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Had a slow night at work so I thought I'd chop up a perfectly good 8.8 rear. I picked this rear up about 5 years ago out of an 06 mustang GT. I should get it welded up tonight when I come to work. I thought this rear would have the pinion centered and I could just cut 3.25" out of each side, aww but I was wrong. I had to cut 2.2031 out of one side and 3.7969 out of the other to center the pinion.

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Ok so I got here at 5 and started on it right away. Made up a jig that I clamped to the welding table so I could rotate the housing easily. Clamped up the first tube and made certain my housing still measured correctly. Beveled the cuts and deburred, now it's dinner time.

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Also been researching axles, the original plan was to reuse the stock axles but that was when I thought I'd be cutting the same amount off each side. Now I can't because the one side isn't enough to completely cut the stock splines off and that's a must to respline.

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Both sides welded up. Gonna let it cool a bit and grind the welds.

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