1970 Sleeper project

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  1. Scottyd

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    I've put off putting together a build thread for my car for a while now. I've been indecisive on what direction I wanted to go with this car but I'm finally rowing ahead with it.

    Initially I wanted to keep the car stock, it has the numbers matching engine along with a replacement th350. There's not much fun in that for me and these days horsepower is easier to come by so I threw that out the window and decided that i want it to be brutally fast but look stock on the outside... A sleeper.

    These photos are the day I brought it home about a year ago. Its a Texas car and is in really solid shape.

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    Engine build:
    The engine is a LSA blown 5.3, rebuilt with gen 4 rods, flat top pistons, ported and polished 862 heads with 2.02/1.55 valves, Elgin 228/230 Cam, 585 lift, Howards valve springs, hardened pushrods, ls7 lifters, Melling oil pump, 210 lb hr injectors, 96mm throttle body, ls9 balancer, trunion upgraded rockers, LS Simple accessory kit, muscle car oil pan, Caddy CTS-V intercooler and blower lid. 3bar map sensor, *edit Ms3 Gold Box, Tuner Studio.. I'm sure there's stuff that I'm forgetting.
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    The fueling will be handled by 2 Walbro 450's, 8an fuel line and an Aeromotive regulator.
     
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    Trans build:
    2004 4l80e, hardened input shaft, red alto clutches, kolene steels, upgraded/replaced sprags. HD2 kit, Roadrunner billet, 3800 stall.
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    Rear end:
    Stock width Ford 9" housing, Yukon center section, 4.10 Motive Performance Gears, Yukon Nodular Iron Pro N-Case w/ 5/8" Cap Bolts , Aluminum Daytona Pinion Support, 1350 Billet Steel Yoke, Chrome-Moly Steel Spool, 35 Spline Moser axles, 1/2" Wheel Studs, Timken USA Bearings.
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    I removed the old power train, the engine and accessories are being hidden away in my shop in case I ever decide that they need to go back in... Again it is numbers matching so who knows maybe one day it'll be worthy to go back in..
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    Sub-frame removal, It's currently stripped of all components and will be getting blasted this weekend (if all goes as planned!) Bushings will be replaced with solid aluminum and a set of Competition Engineering sub-frame connectors are on the way.
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    Box of front end parts eagerly waiting for install after blasting.
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    I am on the fence about replacing the front coil springs. I've been researching different brands and I'm not sure if it'll be worth the pricing. I don't really care about lowering it. I just want dependability, the car will likely be outfitted with a set of 90/10 shocks. The old springs are a little crusty but may be fine, maybe a few of y'all can chime in on this?
     
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    I went with a Viking coil over set up and like it thus far. If you are going that route with the engine...I think some nice suspension would be worthwhile... just my 2 cents
     
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    Very nice car and nice direction you're going with it. I really like your engine and am jealous of the supercharger and turbo combo. I'm in the middle of fixing up a 71 and putting a 5.3/T10 in it. I wanted to go turbo but the budget is blown already. Haha

    For now I'm going to re bush my leaf springs and run my front coils until I save up for lowering springs. I eventually want to auto cross it. First the car needs to run and drive.
     
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    Are they the Vikings that use the stock control arms? I've been wondering how those work, it looks like they come with large Torrington bearings and mount using the 5/16 bolts in the lower control arm?
     
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    Regular Coil springs run $150-$200 for a pair....in the scheme of things pretty cheap upgrade.

    I would do a bunch more research on those bolt in coil over set ups. They definitely work well for some people, but remember when you start adjusting the ride height with them you do start to impact travel etc.
     
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    I have owned a couple of these 2nd gens and from what I remember the fronts always rode decent, the backs however did not.
     

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