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Old 10-14-2020, 08:29 PM
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I've been told lots of late model cars, especially Mopars have the engine toward the passenger side. Form follows function, especially in a drag car. There's room to move the engine over because it is a straight six. Gives more room for steering, headers and intake. I heard from Tator (Terry & Lee and a member here) by email. His low 10 second drag car has the same 2" offset on the pinion, a centered engine and trans and a short drveshaft. So probably that isn't the cause of the poor half track handling the Crosley has.

More frame painting tonight.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:19 PM
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The attached video is a car built by my long time friend Don Groff. This page isn't big enough to list all the innovative cars he has built. The car in the video is a quasi Indy car that is for the street. Don built everything including the chassis, body, engine, etc. The engine is two Toyota Supra 6 cylinders crashed together to create a V 12.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:53 PM
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As mentioned earlier, I'm putting the engine and trans 2" toward the passenger side so they will be in line with the rear end pinion and driveshaft. Today I cut 2" out of the trans crossmember and driveshaft hoop crossmember, slid them to the right and welded the cut out sections in the other side. The diagonal floor braces have yet to be reworked.

Got the rear end and all the brackets painted and ready to reassemble.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:23 PM
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Your friend is some kind of genius, that engine is nothing short of incredible! I couldn't even wrap my head around the amount of engineering an fabricating skill needed to pull that off, he must have one heckuva machine shop.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:25 PM
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Your friend is some kind of genius, that engine is nothing short of incredible! I couldn't even wrap my head around the amount of engineering an fabricating skill needed to pull that off, he must have one heckuva machine shop.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:05 PM
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Your friend is some kind of genius, that engine is nothing short of incredible! I couldn't even wrap my head around the amount of engineering an fabricating skill needed to pull that off, he must have one heckuva machine shop.
He has a Bridgeport with digital beams and a manual lathe plus a lot of sheet metal forming equipment. All in his basement. He worked for Gould Battery Co. and did this stuff as a hobby. Don has narrowed axle housings for me almost for free. That is the kind of guy he is. I believe there isn't a design or engineering problem he cannot solve.

I've looked at his Indy type street rod in depth and sat in it. That was before he got it running. Took him a long time to sort out all the electronics.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:16 AM
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:47 PM
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The adapter arrived today. The bell housing part is carved from 5/8" thick steel plate. The big aluminum disc seen on the left is about an inch thick. It bolts to a Mopar/Jeep flex plate and to a GM torque converter. Heavy duty stuff made for serious off roading. It should handle the rigors of drag racing without a problem.

More painting on the frame today. Sore back, can't do much else.

Also... The car has 10 1/2" by 29 1/2" slicks on it. With 300 hp in the Jeep engine I don't need all that rubber. Probably an 8" slick 27" tall. Car sits really low on the tall tires so I'll have to do something to raise it. That will throw the 4 link geometry off. Ain't this fun?
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Ain't this fun?
Apparently so. Somewhere, I read something like this, "Having the project makes me happy... finishing, I don't like to think about."

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