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Fargone

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About Fargone

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Male
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    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Interests
    Vintage vehicles, adventure motorcycle riding, computers, photography and cigars
  • My Project Cars
    1951 Fargo pickup

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    Vintage car and truck lover
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    Retired

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    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Interests
    Riding motorcycles

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  1. In my stack of spares I have one from a 1951 Fargo 1/2 ton (not sure if they are the same). Do you have a picture of yours?
  2. Thanks for the feedback, I'm going to reinstall the trans for another mock up session. I really don't want a giant hole in the floor.
  3. I can't speak for the guys that have raised the shifter, but there is a long distance to the floor from the shifter I'm guessing that's why they raised it. I'm also guessing that leaving the pivot point low makes for a rather long throw in the gear changes. Not sure that's why I'm asking.
  4. Sorry about duplicate post but I meant it to be a quote for you two guys. Ok I've spent some time coming up with templates for moving shifter forward. Option "A" is a straight forward move of roughly 5 1/2" toward the bellhousing. Option "B" is more complex moving not only forward 5 1/2" but up 3" as well. I'm inclined to the more simple approach, but I'd like some feedback on why some have raised the shifter position. Both choices obviously involve a modified shifter and shift linkage. Option "A" appears to involve less potential for shift linkage problems.
  5. Ok I've spent some time coming up with templates for moving shifter forward. Option "A" is a straight forward move of roughly 5 1/2" toward the bellhousing. Option "B" is more complex moving not only forward 5 1/2" but up 3" as well. I'm inclined to the more simple approach, but I'd like some feedback on why some have raised the shifter position. Both choices obviously involve a modified shifter and shift linkage. Option "A" appears to involve less potential for shift linkage problems.
  6. The exhaust is split stock manifolds, if you look close you should see them in the pictures I've posted. I'll be doing dual exhaust not sure what size yet. I'm guessing something in the 2" - 2 1/4" range nothing too fancy or loud. I want it to rumble, but not be a nuisance to the world.
  7. Aok contact Tim Kingsbury he's a member of this blog.
  8. I changed the air filter setup after some input from Tim. This setup is much less restrictive. It will require some extra work but that's the way things go.
  9. The custom linkage was part of the package. George fabricated the whole works. I will be using the stock gas pedal and throttle cable, at least that's the plan.
  10. I did some mock-up work today, so as promised here's some photos of the tri-power setup with split exhaust. Tons of thanks go out to Tim Kingsbury and George Asche that made this set up possible. As you can see there is a small hole in the firewall and I've still got more carving to do to clear the rear carb, linkage and air cleaner.
  11. I've swapped in a 96 Jeep Cherokee diff. I cant recall the exact ratio but I believe it's around 3.73 or 3.54.
  12. Thanks for the info on the Isostatic Industries AA-1715-3 P/M SLEEVE 1.254 X 1.753 X 3 bushing
  13. So I had a lot of fun / difficulty getting my transmission into my truck and now I know why. The hole in the adapter plate for the transmission snout is a few thousands too small. I checked the clutch plate for correct splines and fit, I test fit the plate to my bell housing, but I never slipped the plate onto the transmission to make sure it slid on freely. It did not. Once I pried the trans out and removed the plate it was quick task to resize the plate with an air grinder. It was a very small amount of material to remove, but now she slides right on like butter.
  14. It's not really the same transmission, other than internal components it does not fit this application. The Aok adapter plate between the bell housing and trans is not compatible with the GM version.
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