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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    yeah, I for sure don't want to run those gears- I'll have to test fit the 3.50's and see if they'll work with that carrier I was reading somewhere you need to run spacers for some gears or different carriers all together for stump puller gears because they're so thick. I think 3.50's will be an good mid-range gear set for that 3 speed. I have 3.70's in the ranch and thats pushing it on the freeway...
     
  2. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
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    Not sure the height of those slicks but I’m running a top loader 3 speed , 3.50 gears with a 31” tall tire and it is perfect on the highway and has nice long legs in each gear.
     
  3. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    I’ve been side tracked with the ranch trying to get it ready to go to a wedding next weekend but damnit If the pump seal sprung a leak on the trans. I’m kinda bummed but have a fix it plan. I drove it to work today to see just how much is leaking it’s like a trans fluid fertilizer :p I got the removable exhaust tips welded in which quieted down the cab. I also replaced about 15 feet of brake line... and 4 new Goodyear Custom Super Cushion tires. I literally had no tread on one rear firestone that I pulled off ha/ got my money’s worth out of those skins.!

    Hoping this week to have the rear axle welded back up and axle ends in!

    Happy Monday-!
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  4. Moriarity
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    hey @Tuck , are those goodyears from Kelsey tire?
     
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  5. 31chevymike
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    Indeed they are Mark, planning to purchase my fronts from Summit Racing in the near future...
     
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  6. 31chevymike
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    Judging by those cool burnouts you had videotaped in the recent past, these new tires will be a needed touch, and look great in doing so!!
     
  7. Moriarity
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    I have a set of their polyglas gt L60's and F60's on my off topic 66 chevelle and am truly amazed with the quality. Are the wide white tires as nice??
     
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  8. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    They are AWESOME quality I didn't even need to balance them.
     
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  9. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    The axle is all welded up and I got one axle in before having to go to work today. Looking forward to having it a roller again.

    Then back to the chrome reverse, mounting the body and planning out the chrome headers.
    Besides finishing the chrome wheels I'm looking forward to the headers the most...
     
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  10. loudbang
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    Another with twin headlights from the web

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  11. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    So good-

    Here’s some shots from yesterday- I did get a few hours in the shop and went after two wheels- plan to drop these off for chrome by the end of the week. I moved the valve stems because I didn’t want to mess with having to clock the wheel with the drum... it would look cool with inside stems but it’s just not gonna work well with these big ass finned drums.
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    I put a starter in the ranch and have really fallen in love with the Goodyear’s on this thing-
     
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  12. 31chevymike
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    Couldn't agree more on your Goodyear's Tuck - can't wait to get my own...
     
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  13. Supercushions FTW!!!!
     
  14. rcavaliers
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