Can I ask, are you running a Tremec TKO? Whats it like? Worth the $$$?
On a 390 is it?
Love to hear more before I pay the big $.
Sorry mate my previous comment was meant as a joke, not constructive comment.
Personally I do not run a TKO but two of the Tarmac rally cars I used to work on do run them. The owner/drivers are very happy with them. 5th is very rarely used in anger but is primarily used for fuel savings during transport stages. Both are running 363cid small block Windsors.
I do not know anyone here running one behind a big block
Is your car being shipped by ocean from NJ or trucking to the west coast first? Modern Driveline is in Idaho so shipping to a port in CA is easy (then again shipping to NJ is easy too at this time of year).
Speaking of New Jersey, have you personally seen the car?
It's shipping from Newark. Saves a ton of dough compared to taking it to the west coast first. (Got several quotes)
No I havent been over to have a look, a pity as I was in NJ not long ago, but that's life.
Had someone swing by and take a look though. It hasn't moved far in its 47 years. Made in NJ and sold in NY where it's stayed the whole time. Appears it's been a sidelined family project for ages (whatever that is), sitting under a tarp since they replaced the rear quarters. Lots of photos seem to bear out the sellers claims. I'm not foolish enough to think there won't be some disappointing surprises but overall it's what I want in many ways, so I've bitten the bullit (ha) and decided to take her. Pity the dollar is what it is, but I've decided life's for living and I was tired of waiting for months and seeing only rusted out hulks sold as expensive S code projects. This one has at least had a lot of rust work done, appears mostly complete, is the model / year I want, the numbers and owner seems to check out, and it comes with a new front end as FORD panels still in their boxes. So I reckon it's worth a crack. Of course I will be a bit concerned until I go I over it in the workshop, and yes it's a risk, but here's hoping God is on my side!
Grumpy old git!
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Agreed - it all can change slightly with choices made;
1) Use falcon stub axles pushes the front out a little wider than the stock mustang.
2) Install rear disk often push the type out 1/8 to 1/4 wider on the rear.
Personally while the car is in build mode and pre paint - I would roll all the guards. Just in case that you want wider in the future.
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