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Wrench59 Wrench59
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/16/13
05:37 PM

Hi, new guy here. Didn't know where to post this, so here goes. Got a 350, balanced, forged pistons, "hump" heads,weiand "team g" intake, edlebrock 750. Backed by what appears to be an earlier 700r4. Trying (like everyone) to keep cost down, but was hoping to get a good idea on a good street/strip gear for the rear and was wondering if running early style fenderwell headers would be over kill..1 5/8-3.00 exhaust...early style ford 9in. in back..not sure as to what gear, but told 3:25 ?..  

redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 02/16/13
06:12 PM

welcome Wrench!      can you give a few more specs like cam size, vehicle and weight, tire size, and vehicles purpose?   the more info the better.  

Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
Moderator | Posts: 8956 | Joined: 09/08
Posted: 02/16/13
06:25 PM

+1 Joe we need that info as well.  
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pepsi1 pepsi1
Guru | Posts: 1718 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 02/16/13
07:58 PM

Wrench59 welcome aboard to CHP.

+1 Joe and +1 Pman need more info for a cam.

If you are going to utilize the OD of the 700R4. If so you can use a 4:10 rear gear with a 28" "TALL TIRE". The Ford 9" rear is a stout rear for a lot of Horse Power. You won't hurt the MPG as long as you can keep your foot out of the Carburetor. Note: the OD on the 700 is .067
  Now back in the day Ford ran a 9" Detroit Locker with all their BB FE engines. I know I had a few. They stood up to a beating. If you have to purchase new Axles, 33 spline would be the least too go. Have the Axles drilled and tapped for atleast the (2) most common bolt patterns.
  Fenderwell Headers are a pain for the street. They sometime limit what front tire size you can use... (You didn't mention what kind of vehicle you have). If your using a competition type cam 17/8 header diameter is good. 3.0 stepped down to a 2.5" True dual exhaust from header flange to rear for street/strip.
  Get back to us with more info. There's a lot of great guys on CHP....

Bob  

Wrench59 Wrench59
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/16/13
08:24 PM

O.k.. It's a 1961 i/2 ton uni body short box truck.  The fender well are trashed and I like the gasser LOOK, BUT...I'm looking for a good working combination. As for the use, my idea has passed back and forth between daily driver ( my fist idea before recieving this motor package) and a strip/ street machine( since I've gotten it). I am not sure of the cam,,,this came to me as a complete assembly. I AM however, going to pull the cam over next week and share whatever info I find. Thanks for the tips so far..  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/16/13
08:51 PM

61 unibody truck? hmmmmm Sounds like it came with a "Y" block or distributor in the front.

Is this what you have?
http://www.google.com/search?q=1961+Unibody&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=glMgUdnQD42k8ATM-YHoBg&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=932  
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68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/16/13
08:56 PM

Is this what you want to do with it?



http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/dsc02274z.jpg/sr=1  
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pepsi1 pepsi1
Guru | Posts: 1718 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 02/17/13
06:47 AM

Wrench59:

The older front ends in the Era P/U had a lot of parts that really did bind. They make replacement K-Members for them. It frees up a lot and really dresses the engine bay so much. I'll do some research for you Wrench59. The newer front ends have a Rack and Pinion, really light weight A-Arms and spindles. The bolt together fenders are not used anymore.
  The rear set-up they still use on the cup cars.

Bob  

pepsi1 pepsi1
Guru | Posts: 1718 | Joined: 09/11
Posted: 02/17/13
07:32 AM

Wrench59:

A nostalgia type front end with a straight Axle is really nice. Thats when you can use the Fenderwell Headers without tire clearance problems.

Try these web-sites. I don't know how good they are. I poulled them from the classic checvy trucks web-site.

www.strutmaters.com
www.chevytrucks.com
www.classicchevytrucks.com
www.brotherstrucks.com
www.lmctrucks.com

As I mentioned earlier NASCAR still uses the trailing arm set-ups for their rear suspensions.....Good luck

Bob  

Wrench59 Wrench59
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/17/13
10:45 AM

So Im told...no motor when I got it  

Wrench59 Wrench59
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/17/13
10:49 AM

Exactly!..Wish I would of kept the straight axle set up on it....got a frankenstein going on here with a volare suspension grafted on..  

Wrench59 Wrench59
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 02/13
Posted: 02/17/13
10:58 AM

yeah, I was wondering what kind of clearance would be needed for the headers..AND if a straight axle would be the ONLY way I could use them Hate to purchase to find out. Thanks for all the input