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  • #16
    Dan

    Looking better and better and getting closer and closer



    Bob

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    • #17
      I've got some miles on this new motor, and plan to be at 131 motorsports park on the 18th for a little test and tune session down the quarter mile.
      Of course, a little seat time is necessary to get the feel for how the car will launch. Strictly for scientific testing purposes. Actually I've been wanting to share a little tire smoke with you all and finally got a video clip put together. Got a little squirrely on the first one, so I came back again to build a little extra heat in the rubber.

      http://youtu.be/NCsRXy97Fz8
      Last edited by Michidan; 07-11-2012, 09:01 AM.

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      • #18
        Holy Smoke (pun intended), a man after my own heart.

        You know I love those videos and the BBC sound is awesome. Just curious though, Does it have a posi? Kinda right footed currently. Bet it will launch with both tires bitting.

        Nice, Bob

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        • #19
          The more I let is spin, the more the right hand side does the work. Kind of bothers me.
          I absolutely lucked out when I picked up this rear end, it is a 69 Ford 9 inch, factory nodular case, 31 spline axle, traction lok.
          My understanding is that the traction lok is Ford's posi. On the jack it seems to work OK. The wheels rotate in opposite directions. I don't know, maybe it needs some work.

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          • #20
            well I'll qualify this by saying I'm no Ford expert; but if both wheels are jacked up in the air and you turn one by hand the other one should turn the same direction.
            TDITS The Dude In The Stude

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            • #21
              Originally posted by TDITS View Post
              well I'll qualify this by saying I'm no Ford expert; but if both wheels are jacked up in the air and you turn one by hand the other one should turn the same direction.
              My "Twin Traction" turn the same direction as were several GM " Positractions" I have owned
              1961 Hawk ...4-Speed;4bc;Twin Traction

              Ken Byrd
              Lewisville,NC

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              • #22
                Originally posted by blackhawk61 View Post
                My "Twin Traction" turn the same direction as were several GM " Positractions" I have owned

                One thing this dif will NOT do is let one wheel turn only. If one is held, I can't budge the other either.
                You guys got me to searching the web and a few Ford message boards indicate that wheels turning opposite direction is a sign of used up clutch plates.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Michidan View Post
                  A few updates ...

                  Whose rods are those?
                  Jeff
                  HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                  Jeff


                  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                  Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                  • #24
                    Eagle. About $50 more than paying for a refurb of the stock rods.

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                    • #25
                      Dan that cars looks super. I was hoping to see you in South Bend, but I won't make it.
                      "In the heart of Arkansas."
                      Searcy, Arkansas
                      1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                      1952 2R pickup

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Michidan View Post
                        One thing this dif will NOT do is let one wheel turn only. If one is held, I can't budge the other either.
                        You guys got me to searching the web and a few Ford message boards indicate that wheels turning opposite direction is a sign of used up clutch plates.
                        Either the clutch packs are worn or it is an open differential. Usually with a TracLoc even if the clutches are worn, the tires will turn in the same direction when rotated with the car in neutral with the tires off the ground. I really like the car! Good job.
                        Pat Dilling
                        Olivehurst, CA
                        Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


                        LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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