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Old 09-19-2021, 04:51 PM
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Old 09-19-2021, 04:55 PM
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I'm just an observer here but, with that Hemi mounted that high, the truck will have a lot of corner roll.
Setting the bottom of the pan level with the bottom of the frame rail would eliminate some of that.
If you're going to run a mechanical fan that would be more in the center of the radiator too.
Looks very cool!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:20 PM
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There's nothing like a Hemi to make a build awesome! But like OI said, that's kinda high to mount it, plus the higher it is, the bigger the trans tunnel will be, and you need all the space you can get in an already chopped cab. Just my 2 cents worth.......
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:36 PM
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That's a whole lot of engine for a pretty small truck
Might as well put a blower on it too!!!!

I have enough trouble getting my '47 Dodge to stay hooked up and I've only got a Dodge 408 Stroker in mine..

Looks like a ton of fun.
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:46 PM
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I'm just an observer here but, with that Hemi mounted that high, the truck will have a lot of corner roll.
Setting the bottom of the pan level with the bottom of the frame rail would eliminate some of that.
If you're going to run a mechanical fan that would be more in the center of the radiator too.
Looks very cool!!!!!!!!!
Thank you old iron..... I'm all ears brother. Thank you!
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:48 PM
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There's nothing like a Hemi to make a build awesome! But like OI said, that's kinda high to mount it, plus the higher it is, the bigger the trans tunnel will be, and you need all the space you can get in an already chopped cab. Just my 2 cents worth.......
Thank you ZZ!
I'm taking my cues from you vets and always glad to get the input. I will be making that adjustment.
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:48 PM
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That's a whole lot of engine for a pretty small truck
Might as well put a blower on it too!!!!

I have enough trouble getting my '47 Dodge to stay hooked up and I've only got a Dodge 408 Stroker in mine..

Looks like a ton of fun.
I'd love a blower IR !!!!
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:01 PM
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Decided to go with internal gussets on the engine rails. Probally more important there than anywhere else. And got a little fancy with a 10 degree kick up and decided not to bury the ends of the engine rails in the grill shell but rather taper them and have them run out past the grill. I also needed that 10 degrees to meet my cross member. I saw a picture of this and liked it so I stole the idea. They'll get capped and not be left open.

On another note, I talked to the guy a Posie's about my spring and the 3" of clearence or travel I'll have between the spring and my frame rail and he said with the 1 up heavy spring I have I will only need an inch. That make sense to you guys? If so I'll forego the c notch although it wouldn't be a big deal to do.

That 3" is with the motor sitting on the spring.... the motor squats here down 2". That doesn't include the cab, alternator, starter, carbs and fluids. Whatda you guys think?

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Old 09-21-2021, 10:30 PM
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I think you have good clearance there now. If you look at pictures of other finished rods with that suspension, you'll see notice the gap isn't very big.
I'm half way through another hotrod with a Mustang ll front end all welded in, but I can't get the caster adjusted enough, so, I want you to check what caster you want and set your cross-member at the right degree of slant --- Before you weld it in. Don't get into the jam that I'm in.
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Old 09-22-2021, 04:07 PM
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Thank you Merc....I'll be sure to check it....and check it again!
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