I'm thinking 3:36 or 3:42 gears with a posi carrier. I think 3:55 would be too high. Stock was the 2:56 open. Any huge difference between the 3:36 and 3:42? What manufacturer do you all most recommend? Auburn, Dana, Yukon, Eaton?? Appreciate the feedback! !
you wouldn’t even notice any difference with a gear spread of 3.36 to 3.55 at all. maybe with 3.90 and lower you would but those ratios wouldn’t be much of a difference.
Thank you everyone for the nice and not so nice comments..... I appreciate all your advice..... I will look at some new metal...... Let me start shopping around....... my budget is not that big..... any ideas on who’s pans are better..... or are they all the same cheap metal...?? From my pictures am I better off with the whole pan or four sections or left and right....???
I replaced both floor pans, left & right of the driveshaft hump, if I were to do it again I'd replace the whole floor pan.
I love all of em' I wish I was part of the First Generation Firebird communities before, I rushed into buying my mess of a project. I hope they find a good home. Lots of people now-a-days...want original cars...just rip them apart and completely pro-mod them. I want to finish mine because its a reminder of my dad's love of classic cars...and I want it to stay in my family and hopefully...my son will grow up to appreciate it. I wish the wife would let me get another one!
I did a 400 HO and a 389 a couple of years ago. Have a look at my videos. I built a engine test cart.
I don't believe you will feel much resistance by turn by hand unless you have a lot of mech adv with your tool. Just put the tool in and run her with the drill. See if you can feel the torque and the oil flow. Also, do you experience rebuilding this engines? I'm assume you know how to break them in.
See what reading you have on your oil pressure gauge (oil in a tube type of gauge)..
I'm a little concerned about the grinding off the barb on the oil pump rod. We made the same mistake but fixed early on. When you use a test stand it makes life worth living !! lol It's so sweet when you can do a job, just yourself and no climbing under the car, everything is just right there front of you.
Actually thanks what I'm finding so far. Camaros seem to have the bumper bolted to the frame bracket facing down and Firebirds have the rubber mounted through the holes in the LCA even in the 67s that I've been sent pics from. So far that's the visual evidence I have.
Does your lower control arms have holes in them for the bumper? If so then there should be a place for it to contact on the subframe, post a pic of your lower control arms