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« on: March 22, 2015, 07:31:22 pm »

I thought I may as well start a project thread for my truck. Ive never had a build thread so bear with me.
A quick history of the truck. My dad bought it from a guy he worked with for $800. It seemed to run great and was, for the most part, stock. My dad bought a cam intake and headers to put on it and we tore the top end down to install the cam. None of the pushrods were oiling Hmmmmm, everything was caked with oil build up.
Jump ahead again, my dad starts wanting something new, and new as in older. He was wanting a 67 F100, and so gave me the 74.
Shortly after taking possession of the truck I found this site. The parts started coming in, and haven't really stopped, if you ask my wife Grin
Some of my best purchases for the truck have been a short block 347 from Nathan, and a set of trick flow heads from Bam.  Recently I purchased a T5 and am currently in the middle of the swap over from the original 4 speed to the T5.

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 07:42:07 pm »

What no pictures?
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 07:50:02 pm »







347 with P-Heads waiting to go in


I lowered it with a shackle flip and clipped front coils



Some pictures of the transmission swap.





Clutch alignment tool Grin


 Snaky X Pipe, Im not a welder, but Im happy for my first time.

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 08:14:20 pm »

Cool! Looks good and should be a ton of fun.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 10:26:58 pm »

Cool thread and truck!
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 10:00:19 am »

Nice mods for that truck.

Any idea what it weighs?
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 09:18:49 pm »

I'll have to take it to the scales in a couple weeks after I get it back together and find out as I am curious myself. I have reduced the weight some with the aluminum heads and the T5 weighs 75lbs less than the transmission it replaces, as well as removing about a 5 gallon bucket worth of dirt that was lodged in nooks and crannies behind body panels. Looking to ditch the bench seat in favor of some corbeau Sport Seat bucket seats which should cut a few more pounds.

Open to recommendations on gearing as well. I believe I have 3.25 in it now. This T5 has a .73 overdrive. Tire height is 28.9 inches. Goal is something that is quick around town and can be driven at freeway speeds comfortably.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 01:28:16 am »

Now that's a cool little truck.  How fast do you want to cruise at?
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\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 01:43:26 am »

It would be nice to keep up with I-5 traffic, so the speed limit give or take a little, mostly give Whistling

I found a speed calculator and with 3.89 rear end, and my current 28.5inch tall tire, I could be doing 75 @ 2500rpms. Does that sound ideal? 60 would come at 2000rpms.
4.10 gears are only slightly different with 59mph at 2000rpms, and 73.8 at 2500.

I don't know where these motors like to cruise for extended periods of time.

calculator I used.
http://www.competitiondiesel.com/Phil/bg/
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 08:10:07 am »

Cool project should be a fun ride. I would put 4.11s in it because of the weight.

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 12:02:38 pm »

Sounds about right.  You will not experience a whole lot of difference between a 3.89 and a 4.10.  The 4.10 will give you slightly better get up and go though.
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\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 08:48:59 pm »

That's what I will plan on then.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2015, 06:26:35 pm »

OK, update.


 I finally have my flywheel, clutch and pressure plate all in place as well as the transmission mounted and clutch cable run(though still a work in progress). One caveat- the new flywheel and pressure plate threw me for another loop, the standard 5/16 pressure plate bolts that ford seems to use would not work, so I had to go to 3/8 bolts a la *cough*sbc*cough*....to get it all bolted to the flywheel.

 I have managed to mount my cable quadrant to the existing clutch pedal assembly. I will try to get pictures of that when I go back out to the garage. I still need to patch the hole in the floor from the old clutch linkage and finalize the hole in the firewall for the clutch cable. The transmission tunnel cover plate needs to have a new hole added and the old one welded shut.
 So there is still a bit to do, but one at a time, slowly but surely getting there. I will try to get pictures for the next update. Oh and vacation started yesterday for me!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2015, 11:39:53 pm »

OK bear with me here, these are pictures of my rough draft. My main focus at this point is to get the truck back together and see how things go, then I can go back and refine parts and pieces. It may not be the right way to do it, but its the way I like to do it.


 This piece is attached to the working end of the clutch pedal and is the starting point of my clutch cable quadrant attachment point.



 In the last picture you can kind of make out the tab I welded to the top of the original piece to allow the second bolt to be attached to the quadrant. 

Just a few pictures of where I ended up for the evening. The shifter location is right at the bend in the access panel, so it will be a little tricky to get it sealed nicely. Rough measurements show it will be close to working with the bench seat in place, might have to use a cut down five gallon bucket for awhile until I get some corbeau sport seats


 That is a short throw shifter I picked up from late model resto, my thought was the throw would be shorter and maybe help clear the bench seat, dunno but I'll find out..






 And just a shot of the cable, its basically just sitting in place. I need to finalize the hole in the firewall still and come up with a support piece for the fire wall to help prevent flexing.

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2015, 01:40:30 pm »

Nice job! 
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