The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jt1949, Feb 15, 2016.
Engine and trans mounts roughed in... next rear triangulated 4 link.
It would have been nice if i could have done that style trans mount, but a power glide is a wee bit bigger then a T5.
Looks like neat build, keep the updates coming!
Working on triangulated four link now
Finally fitted the body back on last night. Looks like it will be plenty low enough. Might even raise it up a smidge in the back.
Naw, just lower it a little more up front.
Then you'll be good.
Ride hight set!
Starting to mock up the pedal assembly
Finally got the frame modifications done and back frome sand blast.
Frame painted and front suspension back on today
very nice work, excuse me for not rereadind the complete thread, but it does not look like you cut the firewall, how the hell is that 6 cyl fitting? did you streach the frame?
I am using a 153 inline 4cyl chev engine. Fits great.
Got the rearend cleaned up today... put the together
Fitting the 153 back in for good today. Modified the input shaft of the t5 to fit with the older motor flywheel
Ordered up intake manifold carb and header from clifford performance today. Should make a huge difference in the old inline 4
153 ci chev
Make sure the header clears your wishbone. I ended up returning (arranged in advance) the one I got from them years ago for my AVATAR. If it doesn't fit return it before you scratch it up trying to make it work.
Following along, looks great so far!
Good to know... thank you
Hoping that wont be a problem with the hairpins that i have. But good to know. Thank you.
Got the body back on last night
I like how you did that motor mount. My setup is much like yours, but there isn't much room for the mount.
It clears, but with only a few mm to spare.
One thing I have are pretty large rubber mount pads to help minimize vibration from the 4-banger.
Are you going to be able to keep the rumble seat in the back? Or is that too "grandpa"? I love mine. It adds a flair to the car that everyone wants to see.
Definitely keeping it.
Looks awesome! Post more pic of your motor pls. Love to see more ideas.
From a grampa: when you kick all that "grampa" off it, make sure not too much of the dumb kid shows, OK?
Haha... for sure! Im keeping the rumble seat...
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