Pulling trucks out there?

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  1. Bad88

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    I've got a 88 Chevy Silverado that I am in the process of turning into a street legal pulling truck. I will eventually be powering it with a 364 CI DART SBC (680 HP and 540 l/ft of torque). I'm looking at the front & rear diff's thinking about what gear ratio I want to run. Tires are 33". Tranny is currently a 700R4 with a 241 transfer. I will be putting in a TH400 and a 205 at some point. Front axle is a 8.25 IFS. I will run that until I swap it out for a Dana 60 King pin and the rear will be a Corp 8 bolt lug.

    Would be interested in what others are doing.
     
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    I'll tune in to this.
     
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    I would put that powerplant in a nova or vega and kick butt at the dragstrip. If I want to pull something I'll borrow one of Lonesomes tractors. Lol
     
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    lol wheres your sense of adventure rocket?
     
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    Here is My pulling, picking, packing and hauling truck.
    4:10 rear, 4:09 fronts. Fronts is geared higher to allow for turning/maneuvering in mud~N~Snow.

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    Update: Not much to report. Rolled the bed off to get to the frame to media blast and undercoat. Am replacing all rear brake lines; replacing fuel lines; replacing fuel tank; replacing fuel sender/pump; new rear gears & carrier; new rear brakes ([shoes, drums, hardware]soup to nuts); new u-joints; new axle bearings, and new carrier bearing. I will replace the master cylinder since (upon inspection) is has a puddle of crud in the bottom.

    I rebuilt & reinstalled the front differential (IFS). Putting in a different motor (small block) just to see what else needs done (no idea if the tranny or transfer even work).

    I have not even started looking into the front brakes but I know they are not impressive looking at all. I will inspect everything closely but if I know myself at all, I will put new calipers, pads, and all new hardware on regardless.

    I found a small crack in the frame just in front of the right side motor mount. Will weld that up once I finish media basting that section of the truck.

    Am wondering what kind of electrical issues I will run into once I get everything back on and twist the key for the 1st time. This truck has not run in many years.
     

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