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4.10 are relatively common in yards. Same for 3.73 and 3.45 (ugh) and somewhat less common is 3.08 (an absolutely worthless gear for an RBV). Theoretically 4.56 gears are out there, Ford lists them as an option, but I’ve never found a set in the wild yet. My Choptop had 3.08 when I got it, it has 4.10 now and could really use a little more, or a doubler and a supercharger.

On the turbo subject, the reason I brought it up was way back when the big thing if you had a 2.3 was to find a T-bird or Mustang or something in a junkyard that had a turbo 2.3 from the factory, then just swap the bits you need to make it work. My understanding was it wasn’t a difficult thing to do. Certainly easier than some engine swaps. Might be worth poking around to see if you can find what you need.
 


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Thanks all, have alot to look into. And Don, airhorns are good where they are.
 

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4.10 are relatively common in yards. Same for 3.73 and 3.45 (ugh) and somewhat less common is 3.08 (an absolutely worthless gear for an RBV). Theoretically 4.56 gears are out there, Ford lists them as an option, but I’ve never found a set in the wild yet. My Choptop had 3.08 when I got it, it has 4.10 now and could really use a little more, or a doubler and a supercharger.

On the turbo subject, the reason I brought it up was way back when the big thing if you had a 2.3 was to find a T-bird or Mustang or something in a junkyard that had a turbo 2.3 from the factory, then just swap the bits you need to make it work. My understanding was it wasn’t a difficult thing to do. Certainly easier than some engine swaps. Might be worth poking around to see if you can find what you need.
People bitch about the 3.45s but ive never really felt i needed more atleast with a 2.9/5sp.

I did a while back have someone offer me a 3.73 axle i thought about puttin in rusty....i thought about it but ended up waitin to long and someone else nabbed it.
 

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People bitch about the 3.45s but ive never really felt i needed more atleast with a 2.9/5sp.

I did a while back have someone offer me a 3.73 axle i thought about puttin in rusty....i thought about it but ended up waitin to long and someone else nabbed it.
Where I live is not flat enough for 3.45 and that’s the real problem. It may be more useable on flat land, but there isn’t much of that here. 3.73 is a good all-around gear in my opinion for a stock RBV if you plan to use it for more than fetching groceries.
 

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Where I live is not flat enough for 3.45 and that’s the real problem. It may be more useable on flat land, but there isn’t much of that here. 3.73 is a good all-around gear in my opinion for a stock RBV if you plan to use it for more than fetching groceries.
Yeah its somewhat flat around here.
 

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