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bob w 02-09-2009 07:56 PM

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Got the motor mounts built, by modifying the originals. They need some finishing before they will be fit to be shown.
Blue Eyed Devil, your suggestion was so good I'm embarrassed I didn't think of it.:o I intended to take the intake and exhaust manifolds off right away, but leaving them on gave me the surface I needed to get level.
Above is the transmission crossmember, made out of a couple rejected pieces of roll bar.
As luck would have it, there's a slant 6 with 2 automatic transmissions on Craigslist, for $150/BO. I might be starting a collection.:eek:

Gastrick 02-09-2009 10:40 PM

Bob W you can be like those high dollar pro teams that carry two or three spare bullets in the trailer :D

bob w 02-12-2009 07:17 PM

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The engine and trans are in. I modified the original motor mounts which was easier than starting from scratch. Off to the right side is the "backup" engine I bought yesterday.

bob w 02-12-2009 07:21 PM

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The factory installed Hurst shifter is visible. The floor is 1/8" thick plate which is supposed to protect my butt if the driveshaft or differential decide to attack. It is bolted in place. I still need to install a driveshaft loop. I have one from my Anglia but haven't been able to find it.

bob w 02-12-2009 07:25 PM

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Another view of the "Butt Protector Plate" (BPP).:D A Kirkey aluminum seat bolts directly to the floor.

wrecker55 02-12-2009 07:51 PM

nice work Bob, "Off to the right side is the "backup" engine I bought yesterday" why not make it a twin engine? :eek::eek:

Blue Eyed Devil 02-12-2009 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bob w (Post 85104)
Blue Eyed Devil, your suggestion was so good I'm embarrassed I didn't think of it.:o

Haha glad I could be of service. I am good for something every once in a while... :D Everything is looking great. I've got a soft spot for the "leaning tower of power" anyways, so I am excited to see this one come together.

bob w 02-15-2009 03:07 PM

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The motor mount looked too bulky so I ventillated it a bit.

bob w 02-15-2009 03:11 PM

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In my stack of junk I found a Model A pedal. After bending, twisting and adding to it, I mounted it to the frame and cobbled some linkage and it actually disengages the clutch! It feels good sitting in the car. If I miss shifts, it's not going to be an equipment problem, it wil be "operator error".:D

bob w 02-15-2009 03:14 PM

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Another view of the clutch pedal. Also, you can see the top half of the scattershield. It is 1/4" thick. I made patterns using 1/4" plywood and cut the steel with an angle grinder with cut off wheels.


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