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Butch & Son Build - '73 Vert
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Just had to drop a line tonight - We just dropped the pony off at the shop to have the new ring and pinion installed. Can't wait to see / feel the difference moving from the stock 2.75:1 to a 3.50:1. Grabbing first with the Tremec ought to be a lot more fun! It also ought to be a little easier for a newbie to learn to drive a stick. Smile

For those inquiring minds, we went with the Motive brand. I hear they've taken over Ford Racing's gear production, so there's an expectation that they are as solid a gear set as Ford was offering. And heck, if they're good enough for NASCAR.....

Hoping to be straightening the curves and flatten' the hills this weekend.
Play on Waylon!
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#2
With the Tremec, you will definitely notice a FUN difference throwing those gears! With my stock FMX, dropping in the 3.50 vs 2.75 livened things up a LOT. Have fun and be safe. Cool

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#3
Yeah you will really notice the difference. I have an C6 and went from a 3.25 to 3.89 and the difference is like night and day.

-john
(jbojo)
351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

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#4
Got to the shop and my guy was just finishing the installation. I helped him with fill the box with lube, and we took it for a spin. What a difference! 1500 RPM take off is sooooo nice! Buttery smooth and absolutely no noise from the rear. Stoked!!

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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#5
Many thanks to Don and EBStang for the insights on the cooling system. Just replaced the t-stat to the correct Cleveland style.
Visit to the tuning shop will have to wait 'til next week.

"A really great man is known by three signs-generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success." -Otto VanBismark

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#6
Thanks for the update. Sounds like things are rolling right along, Butch. Smile

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#7
Sweet ride, the wheels look awesome
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garrett7;215556 Wrote:Sweet ride, the wheels look awesome

Agree. Really sharp.
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