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Old 04-27-2017, 08:46 AM
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Larry, I had to really fuss with all this when I needed to relocate the axle relative to the wheel opening on the Ranchero. Finding bits that claim they fit right was tough.

I couldn't quite tell what I was seeing last time I looked and meant to ask for clarity -:but then got distracted and forgot to. I hope you have it all figured out now, but know you are always welcome to call and in most cases I'll come right away to give you a second set of eyes on something.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:53 PM
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Thanks Roger, I know you would help in a heartbeat, you always have. It was just a brain fart on my part to not verify the alignment.
I got it all back together again. I was able to use the existing pin by running a 5/16 nut up against the pin end and then ground off the corners of the nut. It was exactly the thickness I was after.
Took a little work to get the pins to align with the holes, but with a little prying it fell in.
I did one side at a time to keep the rear end in place.
Rechecked the pinion angle and it stayed the same. Driveshaft is 4 degrees up and pinion is 2 degrees down. Just what Quick Performance asked for.
Got the traction bars re-set and now I might get some good weather to take it out and drive it. I am supposed to drive it about 5 miles at easy pace to warm up the rear end, let it cool down, and do that four times. Then drive it 100 miles at normal speeds before I do any hard launches. Attached some pictures. This time you can see the pin coming through the axle housing support.
One is of my messy garage, every tool I own is on the floor I believe. Larry
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:54 PM
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I was able to use the existing pin by running a 5/16 nut up against the pin end and then ground off the corners of the nut. It was exactly the thickness I was after.
Very nice! I like your white letter tires.
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:44 PM
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Got the Falcon out and drove it twice now. Per the Quick Performance break in directions on the rear end I need to drive it four times about 5 miles at low speeds to warm the rear end and then let it cool down. After the four trips, I have to drive it 100 miles with no hard launches.

Nothing broke, lost some screws out of one wheel cap. Had one screw left, the cap was rattling when I got home. No rear end noise though.

I am going to try and attach a youtube video of some nostalgia drag races in Tucson last night. My brothers Fairlane is in several shots.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJGXNGIz4lA
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I think we all have a few screws loose, but glad to hear it's going well. When you actually take it down the track I wanna see a YouTube video of that!

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Old 05-13-2017, 07:08 PM
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Nothing broke, lost some screws out of one wheel cap. Had one screw left, the cap was rattling when I got home. No rear end noise though.
This song is for you, Larry. "Now we were Ford men, and we likely knew, that we would race until something blew".

Hot Rod Race - Charlie Ryan & The Timberline Riders:
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