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Old 08-11-2021, 05:12 PM
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Busy day.
Still under extreme weather conditions here.
Big storm last night and another on its way right now.
Drs appointment went well.
I got the answers I was looking for.
Picked up this dress up kit for the 318. I wasn't really in the market for shiny stuff. This turned out to be the most cost effective way to go.
Painted a couple of more rims in anticipation of getting the 4th tire delivered tomorrow.
It's going to take a while for the paint to dry with all this rain and humidity.......And now serious thunder.
Made the executive decision and went with the 1/4"plate for the mounts.
My local welding shop had bigger pieces in 3/16 as well.
I don't really have a need for much of this plate so the shop owner dug around in his cut off bin and found this piece.
$10... Made me holler.
He asked if I cared that it had some surface rust and I told him that the entire car project had rust.
Plenty there to do what I need to do.
Keep on keeping on.....
Torchie
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:40 PM
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Old 08-11-2021, 06:45 PM
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That's the way to buy, Torchie. Around the local steel yard I'm known as "shorts rack Bob". I always search there first.
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Old 08-11-2021, 08:44 PM
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That's the way to buy, Torchie. Around the local steel yard I'm known as "shorts rack Bob". I always search there first.
Indeed it is. bob.
I havenít been in this shop in a while as the full sheet of 18 gauge I got from them last winter was all done over the phone and they delivered it for me.😎
This place is a actual welding shop but they have grown into a full on welding supply retail store.
They now have a really good selection of metal in manageable sizes in the store in racks. And they will order in what you need like that full sheet of 18 gauge.
I was tickled pink not to have to spend $60-75 for a bigger piece that I would have to stash away.
The owner did warn me that the full sheet of 18 gauge is now probably double what paid for it.
Torchie
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Old 08-12-2021, 05:59 AM
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Well done Torchie. Glad to hear that your news from the Doctor sounds positive.
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Old 08-12-2021, 04:36 PM
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Well done Torchie. Glad to hear that your news from the Doctor sounds positive.
Thanks Bill.
Positive for the most part.
I've been having some issues and and the consensus is that they are the results of med changes. I should start to feel less of the side effects once my system gets used to them.
Todays fun.
Mounting plates cut out and in place.
I made these overly large. They will be refined as I move forward.
You can see from the pics that the rear of the block mounts are up a bit from the plate surface. this will change once i cut out the S10 trans mount(Tomorrow) and drop the rear of the trans down.
I at least know now that this will work.
The engine weight is fully on the front plates and not hanging from the chain fall.
Even using my Canadian mounting pads I still have good clearance between the oil pan bottom and the front cross member.
Thanks for stopping by........
Torchie
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Old 08-12-2021, 07:59 PM
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Glad I went with 1/4" plate.
Re drilled the DS. With my low BP issues of late I'm a bit foggy some times.
I wanted the extra material to be on the bottom side.
Did some adjustment to the PS as well.
A few extra holes ain't no big thang.
Keep on keeping on.....
Torchie
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Old 08-12-2021, 08:49 PM
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All around good news
Keep up the good work, a little at a time
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Old 08-13-2021, 06:27 AM
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Looks great Torchie. Took me a minute to figure out the Canadian motor mounts but it made me smile!
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Old 08-13-2021, 03:59 PM
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Torchie

The three bolt holes in a triangular pattern farther back on the block are used for motor mounts on the newer 318 and 360 mopar engines. Not sure if those holes are on the early 318s or not.

This is what I have done on all the ones I have built. Easy to line up when the bolts drop straight down for my KISS style.

Stay after it!
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