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A V8 firewall... Dont make me cut it!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FoMoCo_MoFo, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    Ok heres the deal. I got a 30 Ford Tudor and a 48 flathead with a C4. I want the radiator in the stock location and dont want to recess the firewall either.

    Every friggin time I have seen it the fire wall has been severly cut. I dont want to cut it. is there a way?
  2. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    Add a few inches to the frame...................between the firewall and the front crossmember............if you are not going to have fenders.

  3. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    OR , You could turn it Inside-out , but I guess that would be like a recess ... [​IMG]
  4. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    yeah I thought about adding a few inches. but I have a perfect hood and sides for it and I want to use it

    after playing with it for a few hours I think I will block off the fuel pump and make a ever so small recess.

    if you all have any pics of your fire wall, let me check them out.

  5. A family friend had an 8BA with a C4 in his 29, he's not the most patient fellow and I don't think he had hacked his firewall that bad until last winter when he brought the car over and my Father put a 292 Y block in the hole... An uncut or moderatly cut firewall is a thing of beauty...
  6. pigpen
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,624

    from TX USA

    An electric fan will give you a little extra space. Reversing the firewall is an option but isn't easy. Cutting, in my humble opinion, should be a last resort.


    Measure once, cut twice. (or is it the other way?)
  7. flat fire wall get you 3 inches

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