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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by raven, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Does it use side mounts at the bellhousing? If not, what keeps the engine from spinning out of its center mounts?
     
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  2. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
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    When I’m done, it’ll have front, mid and rear mounts.
    Just haven’t finished them up, that’s why I said the pictures were a teaser.
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  3. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    I’ve seen a lot of them with side “torque arms” that more or less rest against the top of the frame rail but are not bolted on. I think @cactus1 roadster has a similar set up on his olds
     
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  4. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
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    Parallel tail and pinion, w/3° 'misalign' or offset helps keep ujoints happy.
     
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  5. alanp561
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    A car named "
    Praying Mantis" would probably be off topic since it has religious connations, right?
     
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  6. pitman
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    Hmmm..."Velocepedia?" Fast-a-foot?
     
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  7. raven
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    Hmmmm, my wife suggested Venus Flytrap, you catching all the girls....
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  8. raven
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    Working on the mid-mounts after shoving the engine forward about 4 inches.
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  9. raven
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    And another test fit of the body.
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  10. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    I'm digging it! You so need to finish it for yourself.
     
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  11. raven
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    Trouble maker...
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  12. 394/slant-pan hydro........Jesus! That thing will be an animal!
     
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  13. GuyW
    Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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    I ran a 371 Olds with 2-4s, headers and a hydro in a '34 Chevy truck (frame rails twice the size of these) and beat on it regularly. That Olds will twist that frame unmercifully if it isn't boxed and x-membered...
     
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  14. raven
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    As I have stated earlier in the thread. I’m no stranger to combinations as this. It will be stout enough for this motor when I am done.
    Don’t believe everything you hear, it can be done.
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  15. Would love to see some pics of this if you have any??? (We can start a convo so as not to muddy @raven ’s thread?)
     
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  16. bowie
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    That’s shaping up to be a wicked ass bucket! The Olds sure looks like the fabled Beaner race engine. Lookn’ forward to hearing her rev!
     
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  17. raven
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    It is Beaner’s motor and also am anxious to hear it run.
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  18. raven
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    Started building the rear transmission cross member. It ties the front mounts for the ladder bars together adding strength to the frame behind the transmission. I’ll build a bolt in piece for the transmission tail, so that the transmission will be able to be removed without much trouble (won’t need to pull the motor).
    The cross member is open at the bottom for access to the front ladder bar bolts.
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  19. raven
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    Oh the ‘tabs’ at the rear are where my driveshaft hoop with mount.
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  20. OFT
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  21. Tim
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    Anything new?
     
  22. raven
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    There has been progress but shortly after my last update all my drivers broke for some reason or another. One was an easy fix. The other, well let’s just say from now on my wife will be paying better attention to the temp gauge when she’s driving. Still trying to recover from that expense...
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  23. Tim
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    Ouch. Sorry to hear that
     
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  24. Wavetrain75
    Joined: Jan 22, 2020
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    If you have ever cleaned your barn and found enough parts to build a car, you might be a redneck.
     
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  25. raven
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    Just might be...
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  26. Tall t 26
    Joined: Oct 6, 2017
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    Awesome work going on! Coming together.
    Great pics. Keep em coming.
    Thanks for sharing this build.
     
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  27. justabeater37
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    Are you back on this yet?
     
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  28. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
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    Slowly getting back into this project. Got this driveshaft loop in today.
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    I’m questioning my windshield stantions...
    They don’t seem to line up with the body like I think they should.
    Question, does the original T dash sit at an angle or straight up and down? Mine seems to fit better at an angle but that leaves a gap at the bottom. Also, any way I try the stantions, they just don’t fit right.
    IMG_3561.JPG IMG_3562.JPG

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  29. raven
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    Steering box is mounted.
    IMG_3425.JPG

    Still trying to figure out how to mount the body.
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  30. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    very nice build from parts in the barn ,im enjoying your progress
     
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