My other ride, 76 F 100

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Cool truck!! Keep it John. I think you'd regret selling it.

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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You'll know when its time to let someone else take care of it.
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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That oil is probably like a fine wine by now. "A fine finish with hints of moly and hydrocarbon bouquet". :lol: :lol:

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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JimsHot66 wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:33 am
Cool truck!! Keep it John. I think you'd regret selling it.
SASSY wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 2:59 pm
You'll know when its time to let someone else take care of it.

Jim
I think you're all right.I would miss it a lot. But all you guys know that my comet would benefit from the sale of it . it'd be real fun for the comet :)
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:10 pm
JimsHot66 wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:33 am
Cool truck!! Keep it John. I think you'd regret selling it.
SASSY wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 2:59 pm

You'll know when its time to let someone else take care of it.

Jim
I think you're all right.I would miss it a lot. But all you guys know that my comet would benefit from the sale of it . it'd be real fun for the comet :)
Alright give us a list of the mods the Comet would get if you sold. we gotta weigh this out
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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comethead wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 11:56 pm
poboyjo65 wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:10 pm
JimsHot66 wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:33 am
Cool truck!! Keep it John. I think you'd regret selling it.



Jim
I think you're all right.I would miss it a lot. But all you guys know that my comet would benefit from the sale of it . it'd be real fun for the comet :)
Alright give us a list of the mods the Comet would get if you sold. we gotta weigh this out
probably let someone freshen up this toploader & put a Gearvenders od on it,new dr shaft made & a new aftermarker punkn with about 4:11-4:56 gear, maybe some adjustable control arms & shocks, little body work maybe. fuel injection? I'd like to get the underneath stuff done before I get too old to get er done. :roll:
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Buy a toploader rebuild kit from David Kee and rebuild it yourself. I think you would be surprised at how simple they are. I have done a few toploader rebuilds with his kits, including the one in my Cyclone currently, they are very nice kits that really made my transmission shift and perform great.
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 12:41 am
comethead wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 11:56 pm
Alright give us a list of the mods the Comet would get if you sold. we gotta weigh this out
probably let someone freshen up this toploader & put a Gearvenders od on it,new dr shaft made & a new aftermarker punkn with about 4:11-4:56 gear, maybe some adjustable control arms & shocks, little body work maybe. fuel injection? I'd like to get the underneath stuff done before I get too old to get er done. :roll:
My son has Gear Vendors overdrive in his new Fairlane w/ 4.11 gear and he loves it. He also has a Bronco XLT he completely restored he never drives, on the fence like you to sell. He could easily pay the car off and make upgrades if he decides to do so.

Totally understand the age thing. It doesn't get easier, that's for certain. I'm already there.

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 5:50 am
Buy a toploader rebuild kit from David Kee and rebuild it yourself. I think you would be surprised at how simple they are. I have done a few toploader rebuilds with his kits, including the one in my Cyclone currently, they are very nice kits that really made my transmission shift and perform great.
that might be the thing to do,I could get pointers from you & comethead.
Joe Travers wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 6:38 am

My son has Gear Vendors overdrive in his new Fairlane w/ 4.11 gear and he loves it.
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does he have a 4sp with it?
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 1:01 pm
does he have a 4sp with it?
No, C6 but third is 1:1 like the 4 speed. He's cruising around town @ 1500 rpm w/ stock 600 Holley.
About as good as you can do for gas mileage.

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 12:41 am

probably let someone freshen up this toploader & put a Gearvenders od on it,new dr shaft made & a new aftermarker punkn with about 4:11-4:56 gear, maybe some adjustable control arms & shocks, little body work maybe. fuel injection? I'd like to get the underneath stuff done before I get too old to get er done. :roll:
I am thinking BAT?

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4:33's would be FUN

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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Lou's Comet wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 4:27 pm
poboyjo65 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 12:41 am

probably let someone freshen up this toploader & put a Gearvenders od on it,new dr shaft made & a new aftermarker punkn with about 4:11-4:56 gear, maybe some adjustable control arms & shocks, little body work maybe. fuel injection? I'd like to get the underneath stuff done before I get too old to get er done. :roll:
I am thinking BAT?

:)

4:33's would be FUN
Yea I need to read up on BAT ,that may be what I need to use. is it highest bid type thing with a reserve? I really would like for it to go away ,,,out of this area so my stomach dont cave in every time I see it.

& yes 4:33's would be fun.if I put 4:11's in I'd have a final drive of 3:21, if I put 4:56's in I would still be at 3:56 in 4th od.pretty close to my 3:50 that I have now. but with 4:33 I would have a noticeable better final drive of about 3:39, but have loads of ''jump'' down in low gear!
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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"loads of jump" that's a good thing right? :)

I got 4:11's for mine, gear venders is something I have been thinking about as a future thing. When I got the rear center section for mine I came close to getting 4:33's but a couple of my friends talked me out of them.

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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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:D yep!
Jump! like Roy!

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They have the charts on their site,scroll down this page;
https://www.gearvendors.com/hrford4sm.html

& they have some cool knobs with buttons;
https://www.gearvendors.com/hotrods.html
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Re: My other ride, 76 F 100

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My 66 Mustang fastback, was my first car bought it for $300 in 1984, now has a 347 with 4.22 gears. I built a custom t-5 with .60 5th gear and cryogenically treated gears. Rockets down the strip and still cruises down the highway no problem.
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