Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by john777, Mar 16, 2009.
aussie 2bbl heads I want!!!
I cleaned the engine all day, did some engine bay painting. Using POR 15 semi gloss, a little to shine for me, too bad they didn't have any flat...
The 4300D is being shipped out tomorrow from Pony Carbs. I had to take the hood off to get into the engine, those 72 hoods dont raise up very high...
before and after
Almost done with the engine bay/undercoating:
Went a little crazy with the undercoat and paint...
Hey John 777, you're a good man doing good work on that Ranchero. You'll enjoy that ride. What's the story on the "Hawaii 5-0" Mercury in the background ?
nice work 7's amazing transformation
The seller says it has a 429 in it with BOSS heads, 3500$. I did not look under the hood.
Anyone want to decode for me?
Under the starter:
D1ZE 9425 BB
Rear end on a tag:
Rear end stamped:
D2AE-CA 1972 351 Cleveland Block Casting Code
2B2 - Cast on 1972 February 2
D1ZE 9425 BB 1971 Ford 4V Intake Design, Ford Spreadbore
2A15 - Cast on 1972 January 15
1K19 - Cast on 1971 November 19
WEC-AH 1MD 9 Inch Conventional Axle 4 Pinion, 28 spline Axle
3.25-9-843A 3.25:1 Ratio 9 Inch Ring Gear
D1F3 - Assembled 1971 June 3 if that is a date code, that does not appear to be correct though based on the axle production call out.
I guess we can call this a numbers matching car...
Thanks for you help, I am still waiting on the carb to arrive.
Not hooked up yet...
Good job of cleaning up the engine and engine bay
car is running!
The 4300D carb was installed and the new mufflers were installed. Magnaflow 14325's. Not impressed with the sound at all. I have flowmaster 50's on my other car and dynomaxes on the other, both sound way better...
I'm probably going to get them replaced, any ideas? I need a little more sound but not glass packs!
2 1/4 inch H pipes.
The car runs great, a bit more power, but having difficulties on the launch, not a whole lot of rubber being laid down.
I am still happy with the overall results. I will have some fine tuning done tomorrow and will bring the beast home on wednesday!
You should not expect a lot of rubber with the rear end you have.
Yeah, there is probably only like 3.00s in there or at the most 3.25s in there.
It has 3.25's
I noticed that in the previous post, and I edited it earlier. None the less that is going to be a sick car when you are done.
Its looking good John... keep up the good work
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