1971 f350 dually AFR 545ci build
Hello ladies and gents,
I'm gonna document my build here with y'all if you don't mind. I bought my old truck from a fella in Oregon through eBay motors. It had 390/c6/Dana 60 drive train, an f250 btw. I scored a pretty good deal on it and planned to drive it a longer time before starting this build but a few beers, and showing my boys how to do donuts in my pasture kinda stressed the old girls original 390. It still ran but some lifters collapsed I'm guessing so good time to get to it. I've been working on it for about 1 1/2 months now and have pictures in photo bucket but don't know how to get them here. I've done it before but can't remember, I'll get on that soon.
I chose this model one, because it was my first pickup truck model I inherited at 14. Second, I love trucks, third, I like duallys and figured I could build some sweet lines with the fenders, we will see.
Here is the build list
-rpm cast crank,scat rods,icon pistons 29cc dish- 545ci, block bored .40 over....10:1 cr
-AFR 280 heads 75cc
-bullet cams hydraulic roller .236/.238, .610 lift on both, 110 lobe separation
-bullet cams roller lifters
-lunatic roller rockers
-cvfracing serpintine conversion
-Fitech 800hp meanstreet efi with fuel command center
-l&l ultra flow headers, shorts because of lowered ride height and the steering stabilizer. Thank god they let me exchange. I should have done a build my own set but then again time constraints and a small loss in power is not worth it imo. Still have to modify the drivers side header as it looks like the designed it to cross under tranny to pass side because of manual shift linkage. I'll be using a cable so I'm gonna redirect the headers flange. Will document it.
And all the other little good parts to finish it up. Engine is at builders now. I wanted to let an experienced builder handle this rather than my back yard abilities. Proper clearances, square decking, all that that I don't have time to learn, so will delegate that.
-4-link rear suspension
-front and rear sway bars(used front sway bar kit to retro fit in rear)
-quad QA1 coilover shock setup 130lbs. springs
-ford sterling 10.25 axle
-Lugnut off-road rear disc brake conversion
-4"aluminum drive shaft, 1350 joints, hardened tranny slip yoke, stock pinion yoke(fingers crossed)
-mustang 22gallon fuel tank conversion, cab tank removed
-3" drop split I-beams
-front disc brake conversion, from 78f250 light duty setup(wished it was hd setup)
-used dodge front dually adapters to convert to dually rims
-steering stabilizer kit
-classic auto air a/c perfect fit kit
-Tmi seats I'm thinking with dash pad and door panels. Believe I'll build the center console.
-as of this date, I'm in the middle of building the rear dually fenders. Using 18 and 20 ga. Sheet metal.(I'm projecting 10 days for these, its day 8)
-fuel cleaver black machined dually wheels. These are 4.5" wider than stock rear offsets, 2" in front(fender flares in order up front I think), 285/55r20 tires(31" tall) that makes 44" of rubber on the ground in the rear!
-Dakota digital gauges
-silver will be the color
-rear roll pan, thinking about front roll pan but can't find any pics to see how it looks on these fords, must not be good, haha.
There is more I'm missing I'm sure that I'm forgetting.
-E4od 1995 model
-monster transmissions super monster kit, lol.(can't remember the name but it's the baddest kit available) includes solenoids, everything.
-circle d racing 2500 stall converter, billet, blah blah...the works is all I know.
-baumann electronics tranny controller
Have yet to overhaul it yet as it's in frame along with a spare block I've been using for mockup. I've been researching a lot to familiarize myself with the internals, procedures, tips etc. so when I get it on the bench I'll be on point.
That's the overview of the build and I'll get on getting pictures lined out.
Last edited by Fordman1971; 08-29-2017 at 01:17 PM.