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RPM last won the day on July 18

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About RPM

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    AKA Bob
  • Birthday 05/04/1956

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    -Bakersfield, People's Republic of Kalifornia
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    Retired Cop
  • Location
    Bakersfield, Ca
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    Golf, welding, metal fabrication
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    Retired, part time substitute teacher

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  1. RPM

    Clutch pedal value

    My WAG for a single pedal is $50 to $75. Though I've been wrong before. Think I paid $50 for my last single pedal. IMO, that's one of those you hang onto. At least I would, unless a buddy needs it. The cash certainly won't change your life, and as soon as you get rid of it, you find a need for it. Notwithstanding the above paragraph, I'll buy it from you if the price is right. Edit: BTW, where you been hiding? Haven't seen you post in a while.
  2. RPM


    Peter, if my only option for an overdrive was to spend $5,500, I wouldn't. It would take a bunch of miles to make up for the better gas mileage. Have you thought of putting bigger gears in the rear end? I installed a set of 2.50s last year to drive from California to Florida. My 393W has enough torque to make low speed driving with the 2.50s not bad at all. I did a lot of driving in towns in 2nd gear. Even if you went to 3.00 or 2.80, your 351 should have enough torque for low end driving, and not spin so much on the open road. YMMV.
  3. RPM


    Ah, I get it now. Even though I removed the pan just the other day and thought the pan was mighty big, it didn't dawn on me the rear of the pan is in the way. Thank you!
  4. RPM


    Ok, thanks. So the rear of tranny needs to sit lower due to the case hitting the tunnel?
  5. RPM

    Redo of my Mach1 restomod 4.6

    Dang, quick work. You don't mess around! Before switching to silicone, I'd read this article:
  6. RPM


    The rebuilder is listed in the CJ ad as Performance Automatic. I agree that CJ's price is waayy too high. Shop around. On a side note, why is a new tranny crossmember and driveshaft needed? I measured my fmx and aod, and the only real difference is the overall length of the aod was 1/4" longer in the tailhousing. The position of the trans mount and output shaft was within .080".
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    Redo of my Mach1 restomod 4.6

    If switching to silicone, I'd assume you'd need to flush the lines, no? What's the protocol Rich?
  8. That's nicer than my living quarters!
  9. No Mal, not possible w/o a bfh. The 6 mounting bolt holes only align one way, so folks like us can't screw that up.
  10. RPM

    Redo of my Mach1 restomod 4.6

    Nice! Looks like a busy shop. When you first posted, I was gonna get on you and let you know they sell rings for the 4.6, so you didn't have to buy another motor :) But anytime you have a wife who wants to be involved and drive the Mustang, I fully understand. You are blessed.
  11. RPM

    It's Back! So WTF Happened?

    Can you see posts where they're numbered?
  12. RPM

    Hi all

    Nice! You really went to work on it eh?
  13. RPM

    The Bitch is Back!

    So I picked up the AOD, didn't need the 5.0, but for the price it'll get used in a Mustang somewhere. The AOD is pretty clean, fluid looks and smells good, not like a fresh flush. Haven't removed the torque converter, but it looks new. I had to haggle for quite a while, so I mostly believe he has some recent repair money in them. I'll drain the oil, add a fluid temp gauge sender and drain plug to the pan, get a new TC with 2,100 stall to match my cam, and install it if I don't come across any issues. There are several upgrades which toughen up the AOD: 4340 input shaft, AODE reverse drum and 2" band, AN "A" overdrive servo, and couple extra discs in the forward drum. Lots of work there, which I will probably save for a winter project. I'll just have to take it easy till then.
  14. RPM

    Sagging Rockers anyone?

    Sorry, I gotta call BS on this.
  15. RPM

    It's Back! So WTF Happened?

    Well I like it, and I'm as serious as a heart attack. But, I do know the allure of shiny new paint. Terry, I know less about hosting websites than you.