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FINALLY found it

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Horseplay, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    You need a drawing done so we can see what it's really going to look like........:rolleyes:

    I know a guy.
     
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  2. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    No doubt. Just have to get things straight enough in my head on where I'm going with it so I can let you know what to draw. You did the one of my car LONG before it got going and If you didn't know what to really look at it ended up almost dead on the rendering. You'll get the call just as soon as I figure it all out.
     
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  3. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    I’m here when you’re ready.


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  4. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Bet he doesn't get that offer much.

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  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Spring is trying to arrive here and I am back in the garage. In between finishing up a few items on the car I also started the process of converting the truck over to 12v so I could fire it up. Didn't see the sense in getting a 6v battery only to have to buy a 12v soon so dove into the electrical changes. Not much is really needed to be honest. Have to change out the starter solenoid, horn relay, coil and some stuff under the dash (wiper motor, radio). The big thing I wanted to do my way was convert the stock gauge cluster to operate on 12v with the stock instruments. I could have used the same voltage reg as on the mustang cluster but wanted something a bit more refined. I bought some electronic regulators and heat sinks and made the switch. For about the same price as the mustang's crude device mission accomplished. Also swapped out the points set-up for a new Pertronix system.

    gauge.jpg voltage reg.jpg shrink1.jpg shrink2.jpg heat sink.jpg
     
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  6. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

  7. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Nice! One 6v 1.5A regulator for each gauge, and bye bye points.
     
  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Anyone have experience with Ford AOD transmissions? Really leaning toward making the truck more of a long road cruiser type with some creature comforts like auto and air. I know about the TV cable stuff. Wanting to know how it handles power/torque. Can it live behind say 350/300 on the street or will it need modified?
     
  9. JD08

    JD08 Member

    The stock fox body era 5.0 had 300 lb ft of torque. I have a 90 (still stock) and it feels better with a shift kit. I might put a cooler on in the future as cheap insurance though.
     
  10. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I put the AOD in my mustang, but I'm not running more than 250 ponies.

    I know a lot of people running Foxes with higher horsepower.

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  11. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I'll go ahead with the plan to swap in a stock AOD for now.
     
  12. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

  13. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I spoke with Dan @silverfoxtrans.com and he gave me some guidance. Can't say enough good about him. Didn't try to sell me just told me what way to go. For my need suggested a '98 or newer stock AOD out of a truck coupled with a V6 converter (looser than V8). Said I wouldn't break it (good for much more than I will be pushing). Got a line on one now I will be checking out.
     
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  14. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

     
  15. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Good work!
     
  16. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Sounds good!
     
  17. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    Larry G has one in his 70 Mach 1 behind a healthy 351C and while he doesn't abuse it I think the 351 is probably a good test. His came from a V6 and he has done several power tours with it and seems to be pretty happy.
     
  18. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Chris, I will be contacting you soon to get a drawing of ‘Doug’, ‘Farty’, ‘Tigger’ and ‘Shamu’ in my monster shop.
     
  19. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Nice!.....I think those are cars......


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  20. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    We hope so too


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