That is the sweetness! Looking good John, but I still don't see those headers down there What paint did you use? O yeah, I'm going to PM you how to do linkable pics so as not to attract to much moderator attention
Just used rustoleum bare metal primer, then painted over that with Semi-gloss engine paint. Actualy putting in the 3.27 gears and TracLock next weekend that's going to make a huge improvement over headers.
Gear swap sounds cool. Where did you find 3.27 gears? I think you told me where at the meet, but I forgot. Looking at your project is getting me movitvated to do mine. Finished cutting EVeRYTHING off my frame, gonna prep and paint next week
3.27's i got off ebay, out of a ford cobra have about 12k miles on em. Better than my 180K 2.47's Paid 30 bucks for them shipped i believe. The traclok was about 120 shipped, also from the bay. Evil place that ebay >
Ok, well just an update on my truck, The rear is off the ground, and i've completely disassembled the rear diff. Have the bearings on the Diff, and Ring gear, have done all my measurements and will be setting up my 3.27's tomorrow Whoohoo :-)
Yay, I"m done. Well 3.27's are in (finished friday night). This is A WHOLE lot better than 2.47's. Gearing is just right. On the Hwy at 65 i'm cruising at 2k. ARound town driving is painless now,especially starting out. Used to have to run in 2nd gear until i was up to around 35-40 before I could shift into 3rd but wouldn't have any power. LS is nice too. Got up a steep part of my yard and when that first got o the grass started to slip the other side grabbed and i kept moving :-)
Last edited by Violjohn78; 06-19-2005 at 08:09 AM.
Sounds great! I experienced the same thing with my truck, it was a whole new truck! Even gained a little mileage too. Of course at 65 I'm cruising 2500 rpm I've got a LS in my garage I wanted to install, but I can't set gears to save my life. Ended up buying the whole rear end. LS is going on EvilBay, try and make back alittle of my money pit
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