After dreaming for the last few years of getting a hot rod I finally purchased a basically stock 29 roadster with a banger from the classifieds here from Joe Bruns. Cant remember his screen name since this all went down in the time the HAMB had its remodel. Anyhow the deal went easily and soon I had a car that travelled across the country from Oregon to Maryland. Worst part was they lost the keys killed the battery and left the gas on. Oh well First project was to get the non running issue resolved. This was easily remedied and I ordered a new ignition from Brattons which is about 20 minutes from my home and 5 from one of my best friends houses. Car is on road tagged insured and a lot of fun. Original plan was dual updrafts Brumfield head and FS ignition distributor. This was the extent of the performance. The other issue to address is the transmission which seems to whine more than I think it should and make other assorted noises if I push the car a little bit. Options were/are t5 conversion from crazydaddyo or a 39 v8 trans with adapter from clings. I have two v8 transmissions already that I got in a deal from my uncle with two disassembled flatheads one from a 48 ford passenger car and the other from a early 50s something or other. Plan was to slowly assemble one of those and swap at a later date. This brings me to my current dilemma. Tried to buy a head from brumfield the other day and a dual updraft intake from soss. Both out of stock or production for sometime to come. Finally added up the cost and though the heck with this banger neat and all but power to dollar ratio of a v8 is way more economical. So tommoro I am going to go pick up a complete v8 and trans still assembled. I am going AV8...wanted to play with banger maybe ill keep it around for another project but this car is going V8 now. As now I have three flatheads and three transmissions. Enough of the back story. I have searched a lot in the past few days and even read "THE BOOK" but have many questions still. First order of business is locating the engine in the frame. Making the motor mounts or purchasing seems easy enough. I would like to run stock hood and sides on this and not cut the firewall. This can be accomplished from what I have read with a crab distributor and a fan set on a idler made from a early V8 generator.This is correct as far as I know thus far? Can I accomplish this by using the stock location of my stock A torque tube to get the location for the trans cross member and the front motor mounts? Next question is options for trans crossmember? Looked at Tardels 32 crossmember for the A frame seams pricey and I have not checked to see if it is available, also you have to use a expensive set of 32 pedals with it from what I can tell? Next option is some sort of homemade arrangement that will most likely look to modern for the tastes of this board and actually my tastes as they have been evolving further back in time with every minute I spend on this board? The best option from what I can tell is a F1 crossmember and pedals. Whittle it down and slide it in place looks easy enough from what I can see in other peoples builds. This leads me to the dilemma of what year pickups did these pedals and crossmembers come in? I visually know what they look like but have no idea of the production years. This should get me started I would like to collect all or most of the parts I will need so I can minimize the downtime of this car which I drive every minute I get the chance to! I will have plenty more questions to come but am out of time to type more.