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Old 02-18-2018, 10:30 PM   #11
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Just a question on this build idea. What about trying a helical gear diff. such as the Eaton Detroit Tru-Track for the Ford 7.5. This unit is suppose to be good for 300 h.p and ell. the spider gears , the weak link on the 7.5. Also will all C.4s bolt on to the 3.8 or is there a adaptor? Going back to the 7.5. i'm just thinking about saving as much weight as possible, as the car in R/SA would be about 3200 Lbs. Just thinking out loud. Jimmy
any C4 that bolts to a 302-351 will bolt to the 3.8

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Old 02-19-2018, 09:20 AM   #12
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Thanks for the reply guys, Jimmy what gear ratio did you have in mind for the 7.5 looking at 9.0/28.0 for rear tire and also the 2.75 or 2.92 first gear with the C-4. Tire is the radial. Now trying to figure out the ECU piggyback for the injection. I have pretty much got what I want for. the motor combo and suspension. Am I right that I need to tie frames and don't need a rollbar or has that changed?
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:11 PM   #13
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Larry I am not a good person to ask, many others on this site have much more expertise than myself. Having said that, I do like the idea of this build, with the7.5 you are limited to 456 gears. Tires I like the idea of using 8-5 26 15 m.t. On the tranny , the more 1st gear to get off the line the better. Like you lots of parts from BBK makes this interesting. Jimmy
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:38 AM   #14
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I would use the 8.8, the lightest spool you can find, and then gear it for a real radial slick.
It should run in the 12's and handle all that okay.
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:32 PM   #15
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anyone consider a 4th gen fbody with a 3.8 instead of the mustang? Could it be competitive?
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:10 PM   #16
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anyone consider a 4th gen fbody with a 3.8 instead of the mustang? Could it be competitive?
Are you talking about a Camaro or a Firebird with the 3.8 Buick?
There are at least 7-8 of them that I know of.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:06 AM   #17
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Yes, however I didnt realize that 3.8L was a buick motor in the camaros.. Can that be a competetive combo?
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:25 AM   #18
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Yes, however I didnt realize that 3.8L was a buick motor in the camaros.. Can that be a competetive combo?
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