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Old 06/11/2022, 08:53 AM   #16
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Yeah, there's probably no chance of that.

With the transmission, driveline, and bellhousing out most of the underside will be exposed, and I'm going to replace the rear spring bushings, so not dropping the rear axle housing and painting the bottom of the car with red oxide seems like a wasted opportunity. The entire bottom is currently painted black. Hopefully all the black paint either sticks well so I can just clean and paint, or it easily wipes off.

All I was going to do was take the pumpkin to a rebuilder. Nice little two-weekend project!!

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Old 06/12/2022, 06:27 AM   #17
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I think they call that "Going down the rabbit hole".

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Old 06/12/2022, 06:32 AM   #18
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I have been down that hole several times, I know better but keep going there.

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Old 06/12/2022, 03:57 PM   #19
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Yep, I installed the gears and associated parts, buttoned everything up and decided painting was for another life. Going to test drive it before installing the transmission so I have a drivetrain noise base line.

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Old 06/12/2022, 09:06 PM   #20
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Arlie,
Just put a T5 behind a 390 in a 69 Cougar Vert. Stock clutch linkage and it works just fine. You will love it. As Scott says do not go with any heavy-duty stuff on the pressure plate. I am just fine here in Washington. The inflation stuff will pass, and we will be just fine.

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