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25 Jul 2016 14:48 - 25 Jul 2016 14:49 #2763 by nytling92
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OK more.... I started off making cardboard templates of the frame stands so I can fit them to the frame when I set the motor in there where I want it.

Next was mating the tranny to the engine so I could get both in there with the engine at the right angle. I didn't take a pic yet but since the tranny is a C-4 the tranny mount is in the original place and the original tranny crossmember worked and fit. the Gearvendor is up against the floor but resting on the mount on the crossmember. I will have to cut and spread the tunnel just a little but it will be hidden under the console.

Then I got my son to help push and turn the engine hoist while I guided the tranny from under the car. I was hoping to weld the stands to the tubular crossmember, not going to happen. They will reach to the frame so that is where they will be going. I am thankful that I cut into the crossmember, as you can see the oil pan sits down in there nicely. Man that is a lot of motor after seeing it mocked together. I put 2 bolts in each head but everything else is just sitting there. Just to refresh, it is a 5.4 Lighting motor with an adapter plate and a GT 500 blower, should be fun. I like how the exhaust ports are not pointing at anything, should be plenty room for headers. Those I will have to get made. Best of all I'm pretty certain at this time everything is going to fit under the stock flat hood.

One clearance problem is the Borgeson steering box. The left head is resting against it. I'm going to have to grind the head a little. It won't hurt, it's only in the side of the valve cover rail. I don't have a pic of that yet either, my camera battery died.
















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25 Jul 2016 14:52 - 25 Jul 2016 14:54 #2764 by nytling92
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Well it has been awhile. Wife had surgery(and doing better now), family visit, life in general, and on and on. Got into it today and couldn't stop. Got the rear end out, did some grinding and fitting and mounted the triangulated 4 bar crossmember. One thing I have learned along with wtfwsat(Chris) is that it doesn't fit the 63-4 trunk pan. I cut mine a little big because I plan on making a piece that looks factory to weld in. You can see in the one pic where it is up against the floor and the gap my fingures are fitting in. I only used 3 mounting bolts on each side to hold the crossmember because I plan on welding it in. I have the position from the bolt in the side and then snugged it up with the 2 bottom bolts. And I'll say it again, the welds on these frames suck! I had to do a lot of grinding to allow the tabs to sit flush.
















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25 Jul 2016 14:53 - 25 Jul 2016 14:55 #2765 by nytling92
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A couple more pics.




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25 Jul 2016 14:57 - 25 Jul 2016 14:57 #2766 by nytling92
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Well I put in a good days work stripping the interior. I found some problems here and there but not that bad. both air vents are rusted and some one did a bad job repairing the drivers side. The glovebox must have rusted out and some one cut this and another and patched it together, guess I'll be looking for one of those.
















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25 Jul 2016 14:59 - 25 Jul 2016 15:01 #2767 by nytling92
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I don't think I ever mentioned that the OD ended up being placed right where the trans tunnel is the narrowest, and the crossmember is right there also. I had to cut out that section of the crossmember and open up the floor, It should all be hidden under the console.


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25 Jul 2016 15:00 - 25 Jul 2016 15:01 #2768 by nytling92
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Also I just received some new parts to play with. The rearend is from John's 9 nine inch factory. I had it shortened 1 1/2" to 60" mounting surface to mounting surface where as the original was 61". Just gives me an opportunity to run a "little " deeper wheel. I had them send it with the spring perches loose, I want to set up the pinion angle where it as close to correct as possible. I also wanted 31 spline axles. I ordered the Wilwood brakes to go with it. I'll be running the 12.88" rotor with 4 piston calipers on the rear and 12.88" rotor and 6 piston calipers on the front.




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