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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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i'm new to the site.. i dont have a off road truck but plannin on buyin 1 this month it is a 78 bronco frame with 351w, needs rings in motor and set of gears in rear. well i was wondering do i have to go with the same ratio in firnt as in back or will they be different, dana 44 in front (i'm guess they are 3;50 or 3;55 not to sure) any help would be appriciated thanks
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also how hard is it to put new rings in?
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I will guess that, based on the fact that you are asking, you have little to no experience working on the inside of an engine. It will require a manual, patience, precision, a few specialty tools that you can rent, and a bit of mechanical competence. It is normally not a project for a beginner, but everybody has to have a first time. pick up a good manual and read through the process. If you are still confident when you are finished reading, go for it. Keep in mind that it will take you quite a bit longer than a pro mechanic, so you will also have to decide how much your time is worth, and if you have more time than money, or the other way around.
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no i know most of my engines i jsut never messed with the bottom ends before just top ends and stuff and i can do i know that i can. and do u know bout the gearing?
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how can i tell if this motor is the 351w or the 400???
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