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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56oldsDarrin, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. 56oldsDarrin
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 396

    56oldsDarrin
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    So I'm out of School, got a Job, Trailered The 56 to Idaho and I'm almost ready to get It back on the Road.
    Its another 455, Keith Black pistons, polished rods, ARP rod bolts
    with fresh "C" heads,a lunati cam, and other hot rod goodies.
    The Interior is being redone sortof 60s style, (no grey tweed) with a 66 GTO console getting all cut up to fit the floor.
     

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  2. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,199

    flatoz
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    cool.

    I'm hopefully doing the same thing with my '55 this year, motors on its way here. I'm interested in a few things.

    Motor mounts , what did you do for that.

    Auto? did you use the T400

    if so, how have you linked it up to the current selector

    looks like its a cable linkage for the carb?

    looks like a after market radiator, which one did you use.

    clearance for the auto ok in the trans tunnel?

    trans x memeber, how did you sort that out?

    some photos would be good if you can.

    looks good otherwise.
     
  3. 56oldsDarrin
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 396

    56oldsDarrin
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    I built motor mounts, using stock rubber and bridging the gap with a wrist pin (for the big bolt) and angle Iron, its not pretty but its worked for 17 years.
    If I was doing it again I would look a little harder at a Hurst style
    front mount, It could rest on the crossmember and the little
    rubber biscuts would be a bit firmer.

    I used a TH400 but I am floor shifting it with a ZGate, BUT the column shifter should not be much different than any other column stuff.

    I used a lokar throttle cable (they make column linkage too)

    the radiator is a mid 70s GM replacement (1975 Cutlass) I mounted it in front of the core support to make plenty of room for the pulleys and stuff.
    I like to use as much easy to find stuff as I can.

    I didnt even smack the trans tunnel.

    A 2x4 piece of steel tubing, angle cut on both ends will work great as a trans cross member, that was the easiest part.

    I will try to take some detail pics, but most of them wont be pretty.
     
  4. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,199

    flatoz
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    thanks,

    pictures will be good, understand the not pretty but functional and thats ok with me. Just looking for ideas at the moment so I know what i'm in for.
     

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