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351 4v( New paint )
It looks like yours is fighting you all the way. I know that feeling.

Steve
1971 Grandé
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Mike, looks like things are coming along well. I see you're going with 3.70 gears, that's what I ended up installing in mine. What are you doing with the transmission, 4 speed, auto or auto and? Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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(04-14-2019, 06:44 AM)73429mach Wrote: Mike, looks like things are coming along well.  I see you're going with 3.70 gears, that's  what I ended up installing in mine. What are you doing  with the transmission,  4 speed, auto or auto and?  Ryan
 The car was a FMX. My original plan was to use the C6 from my 72 Mach 1 parts car and put a Gear vendor behind that. After thinking about the $$$ to put that all together I would be at Tremec money maybe more. And the fun factor of the 3rd pedal decision maid 5 speed it is. I'm still on the fence about maybe going with 3.89s. Pretty sure going with 3.70s to be safe.

- Mike
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You can weld that broken dog ear back on with no issues.  I had a transfer case adapter on my Jeep crack-off a similar piece - had it welded back together, cleaned-up & re-bored, and it's been good since the '90s.   thumb

Eric

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(04-14-2019, 11:22 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: You can weld that broken dog ear back on with no issues.  I had a transfer case adapter on my Jeep crack-off a similar piece - had it welded back together, cleaned-up & re-bored, and it's been good since the '90s.   thumb
 That is a thought of mine Eric. May just buy the updated Daytona style.

- Mike
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That sucks Mike! But the good thing is that it's probably salvageable. I wouldn't be afraid to weld that back together. Just clean it up good with a grinder and V out the groove you want to weld. Put some heat to it with a torch, then weld it up. Grind the weld down and no one will ever know it was broke. Shouldn't have to worry about it leaking since the sealing surface is above that bolt hole.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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(04-15-2019, 06:17 AM)turtle5353 Wrote: That sucks Mike! But the good thing is that it's probably salvageable.  I wouldn't be afraid to weld that back together. Just clean it up good with a grinder and V out the groove you want to weld. Put some heat to it with a torch, then weld it up. Grind the weld down and no one will ever know it was broke. Shouldn't have to worry about it leaking since the sealing surface is above that bolt hole.
Never thought about heating it with a torch first.  Chin

- Mike
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Probably has something to do with making sure the cast metal being heated is better for taking the welds, or something along those lines.   whistling

Look at me... watching Forged In Fire is making me think I actually know something about metal work and stuff.   Haha

Eric

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I takes the weld better. But its mainly to get any moisture out of the porous cast metal. Don't have to get it cherry red or anything but you do want to get some good heat into it.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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