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Old 10-11-2015, 08:02 PM   #21
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I know you have the free 9" rear but your gonna spend some coin with the brakes and posi unit. Have you thought about getting the rear out the of the CV? They are 8.8 with disc brakes and 31 spline axles. The one I got from a 05 CV is posi traction. Food for thought. Nice work on narrowing the cross member.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:43 AM   #23
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Ive seen those 8.8 live at a ton of hp. Most of the Mustang guys are using them. Really gonna depend on how much you'll end up weighing. They are tough. Lol. On the tennis elbow, I have that problem as well. Its a tendon strain or something. Go get you a cheap tennis elbow wrap. I thought it was stupid but its instant relief. Wear it for a day or two and, cured.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:52 PM   #24
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:54 PM   #25
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rear lower bushing

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Old 10-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #26
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what kinda clearance between floor pan and driveshaft are most guys comfortable with ?

thinking about hunting down a 4x4 "tall" hump and fabbing tunnel to get couple more inches.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:32 PM   #27
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first up is a safety message.
i was cutting more of the CV xmember down and this piece jumped up and bit me in the face. hit me so hard I thought I broke my nose and mangled my eye. Turns out that it was just my safety glasses contacting my nose and eye. Scuff on my cornea and a busted blood vessel in my sclera. I should have been wearing my face shield. Lesson learned and I am damn thankful I still have binocular vision. Cutting or grinding? Wear a Face shield!




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Old 10-18-2015, 03:38 PM   #28
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finally got the engine to sit in there how I want it.
had to cut the firewall pinch seam back and further butcher the CV xmember










7.5* on the valley cover<br/>-2* on the frame (front is up a little high now)<br/>should have around 4* when it's all settled out
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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had to go extreme on the xmember. not much left heh.
I will probably have to fish plate the vertical sides it as I think it might get tweaked outta whack once I figure out a sway bar set up





thats about an 1" all around <br/><br/>I'm happy with that.

also decided that making the stock mounts work is gonna be too much hassle. probably fab up some solid mounts out of 3/16 plate and .095 square tube.
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That's alot of work. I was thinking of doing the same til i seen the process. Ive got a 72 ford f100 that i can have my cv crossmember in, in a couple days. I know its been done 1000s of times. Keep up the good work. I admire it. Maybe im lazy but that's why im doing the ford. Your truck will look better
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Would you happen to have the part number on that HF Portaband?
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66fasty, the pn is 47840 but hell if i can find it in their catalog! they must have discontinued it due to guys like me abusing the crap out of it and returning it repeatedly.

EastTnZ28 if I could have found a f100 swb in ANY condition for reasonable money i'd have done the same. Hackster's truck is one of my inspirations for this build. Like a low budget frankenstein version.


I started on the mounts out of some .093" sheet I have which will go with the .093 square tube I have. Still on the fence about solid or getting some bushing material in there.





this is the portion that will be bolted to the cross member.









here it is roughly in place. you can see the motor-side plate I cut out.
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Why not use Corvette style pedestals and motor mounts?

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havent had much luck finding any for the kinda money i think they're worth. maybe down the road i'll swap some in as they are a pretty clean solution
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havent had much luck finding any for the kinda money i think they're worth. maybe down the road i'll swap some in as they are a pretty clean solution

Make your own mounts that bolt to the engine and just buy the corvetter engine mounts.

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AWESOME BUILD. sub'd for progress. Also I have some guts for that 9" if you are interested. I know you were only saying 450hp... But we all know how that goes.

I have a wavetrac and a moser alum. case if interested. I can bundle it together for a sweet deal.





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What size turbo you plan on running ?
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AWESOME BUILD. sub'd for progress. Also I have some guts for that 9" if you are interested. I know you were only saying 450hp... But we all know how that goes.

I have a wavetrac and a moser alum. case if interested. I can bundle it together for a sweet deal.





oh goodness. i'm pretty skinny right now after throwing new tires on my daily and a new furnace in the house. pm me a number?
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What size turbo you plan on running ?

it's the std gt45 that comes with the vs racing denmah kit. i actually have no idea on specs, lol. I am 100% virgin to boost. My plan is to straight up copy other peoples working combos. and pray for high 11's 1/4 mile on et streets.
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after some minor debate (mostly looking at my upcoming bills)
I decided solid mounts will do for now. It's not a driver, just a toy. When I get sick of my fillings getting rattled out I'll sell it and start something else.

debating a solid trans mount but Ive never done that before. always some sort of rubber or poly mount. even with motor plates i've always seen rubber or poly.

anyways here's today's hour or so of dicking with it.



simple simple simple





those holes will get drilled and tapped for m12x1.75
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