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Old 10-18-2012, 08:58 PM
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I'm gonna be dropping a 95' powerstroke into my 51' Ford Custom. Planning on running a built C6 with a few 4r100 parts and a high ratio 9" rearend. Probably do a junkyard rack and pinion setup also. Performance wise I'm thinkin just tuning, intercooler, and possibly some mild stix. I have the car in good shape and the engine but I'm lookin for a C6 with the diesel bell housing pattern. Let me know what you all think. My car looks identical to the green one and when I'm done I'd like it to look about like the purple one....

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:16 PM
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Show me some pics of your shoebox!
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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I'll try and get some pics up tomorrow morning. Doesn't look like much now but its in good shape. I can't decide if I wanna go all out rat rod flat black and all or keep it a little more subtle. Also can't decide if I wanna run an intercooler or not... opinions?

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Intercool that witch. Starting from scratch, it shouldn't be hard to mock one up. Could even go water/air intercooled if you're trying to stick with the rad-rod theme.
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I vote NO rat rod.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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I second no rat rod. Looks like an incomplete project. I can understand being inbetween work on a project, but to call primer finished product baffles me. That and primer attracts moisture and rots panels.
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That's kinda what I was thinking... I'm tempted to keep it green but black out the chrome. I've never liked chrome even on classic cars. Anybody here know where to find a diesel c6?

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Ambulance is probably your best bet as far as finding a C6 with diesel bell-housing.
Why not go with a E40D or 4R100? The C6 doesn't have a center support, so radial run-out becomes an issue with PSD torque numbers.
Also the issue of setting up a mechanical linkage b/w the accelerator pedal and throttle linkage on the trans, as well as creating vacuum for the shift points.
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The 4r100 is just big. I can build a C6 cheaper and it will fit in the car with little modification. I'm a mechanic at a transmission shop and am pretty good with fabrication so I'm not too worried. I'm not lookin to mod the stroke much more than a chip. What do yall think for exhaust on it? I'm toying with the idea of side pipes...
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A power stroke has a single exhaust pipe exiting the turbo, it'd be an interesting fab session to make pipes from a pipe. A hood pipe would be kind of a trip
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