1965 MMP's Barracuda Project "Disco Volante"

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  1. Stephen Mulkey

    Stephen Mulkey FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Ok you are officially my Hero.
    I've never tried a auto, but I may now
     
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      Okay so was busy this weekend but managed to get some good time in the garage working on the trans build.
      finished up the main case without issue although I did find one issue with the trans. It had been rebuilt once before. The case, original over drive unit and the valve body are all "99" but the 2nd to 3rd clutch pack was "03" clutches (much thicker in size) which made it very hard to shift if it shifted at all the clutch pack needs a huge gap at the ring something like .098" where the pack i found in the pack was so tight on the C-clip I had a bit of an issue removing it.

      The correct friction plate (olive green) vs. Incorrect friction plate (reddish in color / thicker)
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      Picture is of proper tolerance
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      This discovery lead me to probe a bit more in the trans. I was on the fence about a shift kit as well as fucking with the valve body at all. Well I ended up buying a shift kit and all new electrical parts (servos and inner harness)
      Also ordered a speedo sending unit with a 37 tooth gear. I got this not cause the gauge clutch speedo, but the OB2 efi harness has two speed sensors one off the over drive drum and on off the out put shaft gear drive..
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      So I pulled the valve body apart and found a few thing wrong. I'm soo glad I did too. first off the emulation spring was broken (New one in shift kit) and I also found one of the "valve to spring" 1 of 9 or so in the valve body was in its place but installed backwards. :eek: Again soo glad I went through it..

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      Everything other than those few problems was fine. I rebuild and replaced all wear-able parts in the transmission. Installed the shift kit. should have a more performance oriented shift as well as a firmer over drive and firmer converter lockup.
       
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        Everything I replaced during the rebuild!

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        Oh and I scored a used windage tray for the 5.9
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        • MonkeyMadness

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          So had a snafu with the electrical parts i ordered. For some reason the trans shop I got them from thought it would be funny to ship me out used parts hahaha :icon_fU:
          SO after fighting them about that, getting my money back and so on I decided to take the plunge and just buy all the cool shit for the valve body. Got the hot shit GM conversion with billet valve body built shift kit and all sort of jazzy shit no one will ever see...
          The Transmission 46RE is done... Next the 5.9 get some love...
          Oh and i bought another manual steering box, So now i have one I won't be using if anyone needs it hit me up I'll give you a really good deal on it.
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          • Jadaharabi

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            What is the cool stuff you bought for the valve body?
             
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            Just lookin at the door in the finished transmission shot.....was that Lizzy Borden's Fathers old Barracuda? :p :wtf:
             
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              I had the same question.

              It appears to be a conversion for replacing the OEM governor pressure solenoid using a GM solenoid? Pictures aren't the same, but dovetails with what I see and read.

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              • MonkeyMadness

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                After snooping and pooping on a few ram forums I found a supplier that offered upgraded billet valves, springs, conversion kit and solenoids. I also replaced all the servo's with Sonex billet servo's in all the ports, Shift Technology shift kit. Only thing I haven't replaced at this point is the converter. And I'm actively looking for a replacement now.

                Yes that's the one. The conversion allows for upgraded line pressure, pump gears, and any valve body mods with out flooding the stock 46re solenoid, It is a nice peace. The machine work and all was very nice and fit perfectly. Also got brand new solenoids.
                 
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                • pishta

                  pishta I know I'm right....

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                  Happy MCBD from a 65 stroker owner Marine vet in Tustin! I had the same idea for lopping a kegger top for an EFI TR setup. Adapt, improvise,overcome... Marines! subscribed....
                   
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                    I eventually want to use a Whipple style blower on my stroked 5.9 in my '68. Part of the current build's problem is that I have 10.2 to 1 compression and the engine cranks at 200 psi. With the aluminum Eddie heads heads I the tune I have on it, I can run on pump premium out here in California. Another issue is it currently has a cast crank and Hypereutectic pistons.

                    I'll have to rebuild the bottom end with forged stuff, lower the compression and switch to a Holley ECU for easier tuning. I'm currently running the factory JTEC computer that's been reflashed.

                    It's hard to mount an air to air inter-cooler in my 68, so it must be even harder in a '65. I think an inter-cooler is pretty much mandatory on a street car build.

                    Before you jump nto a 46rh take a look at an Extreme Automatics 200R4 with a lock-up converter. I have a stage 2 version in my car with a 3800 stall Precision of New Hampton 3 carbon disc lock-up converter. It's smaller, more efficient and holds up to 750hp. It's by far the best automatic trans I've ever used. I also bolted in on with a Reid SFI rated bellhousing instead of that ugly bulky plate adapter. It looks much cleaner.
                     
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                    • MonkeyMadness

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                      YES happy Birthday to you too Marine!


                      I was looking at a Clegg 408 kit with a Dish piston and scat crank. low 9's cc. As for the trans its a bit late to change now I'm knees deep in it now. Tran's is built cars is modded and efi harness and brain is finished. So I got that going for me hahaha...
                       
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                      • Revhendo

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                        Yeah, my brain has been finished for years... :(
                         
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                          So after my elc power steering upgrade I'm on my 3rd dash frame.
                          Only cause I couldn't find the right one.. Well I picked up the exact dash frame I needed locally wohoo!
                          Getting quotes for sand blasting and powdercoating today.
                          No need for chop cut or hole filling. This one is unmolested stock dash, no dashpad holes, and the correct mounts for my gauge cluster!
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                          Also thanks to another board member here I was able to purchase a part that has eluded my for years...

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                          • pishta

                            pishta I know I'm right....

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                            Cool, I found one of those NOS in a ragged box for 5 bucks at spring fling '14. I remember it well.
                             
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                            • Joe Mc

                              Joe Mc No Car Like A MoPar! FABO Gold Member

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                              MM,

                              I've finished reading everything (subscribed BTW), awesome stuff!!! I must say when I first started I said to myself "this dude is out there" and now that I'm up to date on everything I can only say "You ain't right a little bit" <-- that's a good thing BTW.

                              Love this thread and am anticipating your next ... idea?
                               
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                              • MonkeyMadness

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                                hahaha :eek: Thanks! My wife would wholeheartedly agree with you! :realcrazy:
                                I do have some small changes coming to the car soon, also we may be shifting gear and heading in a different direction with the cosmetic of the car.
                                 
                              • Fred Scigliano

                                Fred Scigliano Off center a bit

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                                Looking good MMP I want to see your car when done.
                                If your work ever brings you to North Dakota you got a drinking buddy here.
                                 
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                                  Tore down the motor again this weekend. Pulled the heads and painting them (I hate BB orange on small blocks) sorry a pet peeve of mine. Swapping out the head gaskets.
                                  Also pulled the bottom end to inspect and retorque while below I installed the new windage tray, Perfect Fit!
                                  I'll put it all back together tonight when i get home and prime it for paint.
                                  I'm looking to accelerate this build here in the next coming months/year... We may forgo the body work and paint to get the car built and on the road. I'm really digging the look of the car at the moment and I want a serious driver car. we'll see...

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                                    Was able to get a few things accomplished today! Got as far as I could today before it got too cold and then I realized I missing a much needed bolt, that I'll be picking up first thing tomorrow. Should have this finished up tomorrow wheels on the ground!


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                                      • 75slant6

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                                        Let me know how those wheels fit for you. When I put the QA1 UCA’s on my Duster with my Bullitt wheels, I had to grind on the arms quite a bit to keep the wheels from rubbing while turning.

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                                      • Stephen Hotz

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                                        Are those wheels strait bolt on or do you have to run spacers/adapters? Also 99-04 or 05 up rims? Thank you in advance.
                                         
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                                        They’re 99-04 wheels. You either need to run 10mm spacers or machine out the center register of the wheel since it tapers down out towards the center cap
                                         
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                                        Nice I have been wondering but none of the threads I've seen said anything. I have a set of them at the house.
                                         
                                      • Joe Mc

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                                        Nice build! Keep up the great work!
                                         
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