460 to toploader questions
I am in the process of installing a BI/BO toploader RUG AU for my 1971 Torino.
The engine will be a stock 1973 DIVE block with D_VE heads (no mods currently).
I do plan to upgrade the engine to a stroked (521) DOVE 4 bolt main deal in a year or two.
I want to hopefully be able to use these parts selections now and in the future.
The following are the parts I have.
RUG AU CR Toploader
Hurst competition plus shifter and installation kit.
Stock pedals assembly from a 1971 Torino
This is what I still need to buy
Modern Driveline hydraulic master clutch kit MD-910-0042
RAM 88883 12" long style clutch with organic disc.
QuickTime 460 RM 8011SFI bell-housing.
McCleod racing 463222 176 teeth 30# internal balanced flywheel.
Anyone have any thoughts pro or con on my proposed choices?
Any advice on starters or throw out bearing?
Anything else I am missing or have not though of?
Also, I have the 31 spline yoke for the toploader. Can I change the front drive shaft yoke and everything will line up / size up?
The drive shaft was mated to a C4. Is that drive shaft of sufficient strength?
The rear is a 9" with 3.70 ratio.
These parts are very expensive. I don't mind paying the money for them, but I don't want to make any mistakes.
Anyone make this swap before and can offer guidance?