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post #76 of 82 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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So I managed to find another Gen VI 502 block and a GM forges crank. Back in business. Now the ideas start with what parts to use.

As well I decided to purchase some purpose drag only rims. Bassett D-Hole Lightweight beadlock rims. They look pretty good. I have had problems with rims spinning inside the tires so this should fix that problem. As well they are a crap ton lighter than my old rally wheels I was using.

I need to find something to pull powder coat off, instead of the rings being black I am going to paint them bronze to match the car.
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post #77 of 82 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 19, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well that turned out better than I was expecting.

Time to build rebuild a boosted 502!
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post #78 of 82 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 19, 4:03 PM
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Re: Boosted Beaumont Build

What size wheels and back spacing? Looks good!

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post #79 of 82 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 19, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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What size wheels and back spacing? Looks good!


15x10 with 6" BS. 295 drag radial. this is with the car on jacks, it usually tucks into wheel well another 2-3"'s

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post #80 of 82 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 19, 12:26 PM
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15x10 with 6" BS. 295 drag radial. this is with the car on jacks, it usually tucks into wheel well another 2-3"'s

Any suspension mods that affect width? Seems most guys run 5.5" BS with a 10" wheel. Tires must be pretty close to the frame rail and inside wheel well, any rubbing? My 295's rub the wheel wells at the outside of the inner wheel well about 2" up from the fender lip if I lower the car too much. I'm currently running an 8" wheel with 4" BS. Looking to change that so I can lower the car a bit more.

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post #81 of 82 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 19, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Any suspension mods that affect width? Seems most guys run 5.5" BS with a 10" wheel. Tires must be pretty close to the frame rail and inside wheel well, any rubbing? My 295's rub the wheel wells at the outside of the inner wheel well about 2" up from the fender lip if I lower the car too much. I'm currently running an 8" wheel with 4" BS. Looking to change that so I can lower the car a bit more.


yup and 5.5" puts the tire to far to the outside. 6" is perfect, 1/4' clearance on the inside and outside. no rubbing on any of the fender wells. suspension mods I have edlebrock adjustable upper control arms. These allow you to set the pinion angle and correct for a minor offset if the body is not on the frame perfectly.

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post #82 of 82 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 19, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting find today. So after raceweek I was on the hunt to repair my RXT. When I bought it, it was well used. Usable but not perfect. So knowing that as well that all RXT/RST part interchange I was finding another one. With that said I found one from a Mustang GT500, part number 691807. Picked it up for $300can, it is brand new, can still see the cross hatch in the pressure and mid plate.

Left setup is a rxt1200 and right side is a rxt1000. Now anyone paying attention will notice that is not a ford flywheel, in fact it is a Chevy flywheel that it is bolted onto. Turns out it fit the 10.5” clutch pattern. SO lesson of the day for clutch guys, bring some sort of reference on your purchase when mix-matching, you could get lucky like me.

With all that said the rxt1200 pressure plate works on the newly acquired rxt1000, so I am back in business for a strong running clutch again way under the rebuild price Mcleod wants.
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