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25 Jul 2016 14:31 #2757 by nytling92
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Also I did a search for Borgeson and 64 galaxie and found this,
Randy McBride- '64 Ford Galaxie :: Kenny's Rod Shop - Fabrication Division
If you scroll down the pics about 3/4 way there is a pic of this box mounted and the alignment issue. Kenny of Kenny's rod shop called me back after I called and asked if he could talk to me a couple minutes, super guy to talk to. Anyways, he said they were thinking about cutting into the frame also but that when time came to send frame off to powder coating they had forgot to do this and when they started assembly they went with the U-joint/coupler you see in their picture. He said it was off about the same 1 1/8" that I thought. They build some nice cars there.

Then there is this car..
1964 Ford Galaxie gets a Coyote engine and 4L80E trans swap
Along the article it states that they made a custom mount and modified the drag link. I have called them 2 times to ask about it, this is Deans personal car, but haven't received a call back at this time. Something cool on Deans car is the trans mount they fabricated for there trans., the whole car is cool, what am I saying! Could be an idea for someone changing trannys. Oh yeah, they flattened the cross member for oil pan clearance.Here isd another link to that car and you can see the Borgeson box mounted.
www.hotrod.com/how-to/chassis...alties-wheels/

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25 Jul 2016 14:34 - 25 Jul 2016 14:34 #2758 by nytling92
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Well my friend got my bushing made, PERFECT!! You can see in the pics he recessed the bearing back some and put a snap ring groove in there to retain the bearing. The bearing fits very tightly. He left enough meat behind the bearing so that I can drill a small hole in the tube and run a screw into the UMHW to keep it in the tube. Perfect! If anybody knows where to get a snap ring, I need a 42mm or English equivalent, the biggest he had access to was a 40mm. He left a collar to rest against the tube base. This a picture of the bushing stuck in a piece of the tubing I cut off.

Well Borgeson won't cut and respline the steering shaft. Wish they thought to tell you this when you get products from them. They knew I was running their steering box and that the steering column has to be shortened so why would they even spline the shaft? Turns out I have to send the vibration coupling back and get one with the Double D and get the shaft cut and milled to a double D on the end. Well, just more trial and error, part of the fun and frustration. sorry about the blurry pics, hope you get the idea.














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25 Jul 2016 14:39 - 25 Jul 2016 14:41 #2759 by nytling92
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Well, I got some good progress made today.

I got the motor on an engine stand (forgot to take pics of that). I got a Canton oilpan because the sump was short, 8", which allows me to set the motor back as far as I can. I'll get pics.

Now to the car. I got it outside and got out the grinder with a stack of cutoff wheels. I cut the engine mount stands off in preparation for the new mounts(pictures with engine). Ground it smooth, think I'm going to fill in the voids with weld and totally smooth the crossmember.

Next I cut around the Borgeson steering box because I wanted the input shaft to be in line with the column shaft. When I tightened the rear bolt it did line up pretty close but the front of the box was kicked out about 3/16". I cut it out and ground a wedge in the spacer and bolted it back together to align everything. Of course it took a couple tries. I'll tack it in a couple places remove the box and weld it in solid. Do you have to do this?.... no but I'm running the Borgeson anti vibration coupler and they said it really needs to be inline....soooo.

Third, after reading and looking at the Hot Rods by Dean 64 Galaxie I decided to cut the crossmember to be able to lower the engine and low as I could. Can you believe the places rodents get? I will make a template and get a piece made to weld in. Did I have to do this.... no but the motor I'm doing has a good size blower on it and I'm trying to keep everything under the stock flat hood.














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25 Jul 2016 14:41 - 25 Jul 2016 14:42 #2760 by nytling92
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Here is the motor on the stand. These mounts are from Welders Inc. As you can see the stands are cut to fit. I was hoping the headers I had built long on go would fit but I put a head on and the headers flared too soon, I think, still crossing my fingers that when its mounted they might be close.




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25 Jul 2016 14:43 - 25 Jul 2016 14:44 #2761 by nytling92
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Well a little more progress. I got a 14"X3"X3/16" plate, made my templates and cut out the pieces. I welded in the flat part first. I cut the side pieces tight, tacked them flush at the bottom and used a 3 lb. hammer to force them in at the top. I have a Hobart 175, I set it at 4(the highest) and wire speed at 70 (which as I understand it wire speed controls amps). As I welded it there was a void created and it filled back in, so I'm satisfied I got good penetration. I welded in the voids where I cut off the engine stands and then ground everything and then used a flapper wheel with 60 grit. I'll probably paint everything with some krylon just to stop the rust until I get to set the motor. I'll dress everything better when I take it apart.




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25 Jul 2016 14:45 - 25 Jul 2016 14:45 #2762 by nytling92
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More progress. Today(well late afternoon, I had to watch the UK wildcats beat Georgia) I welded in the steering mount and dressed it up a little, I will do a better job when I strip the frame down. You can see the amount I had to taper the frame to get it to line up with the column. This doesn't have to be done to run the Borgeson power box, I just wanted it to be inline like they recommended. Knowing what I know now I could have completed this in a couple hours easy. If I had it to do over I would still go this route, of course I'm not driving yet. I have the car up on jackstands now. I'm going to be removing the exhaust, anybody need a duel exhaust for a 64 come get it and you can have it. It is all new but I will have to cut it in front of the rear axle to get it out. I'll take pics and post as soon as I get it out. I'll get the motor mated to the tranny and work on placing it next.




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