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Old 07-29-2009, 05:30 PM
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Default 1937 Ford LS2 Install

I have already gotten into the Install, but I thought I would Post some Pic's and info hopefully these will help someone else out ......I've gotten a Ton of info from people here on the site.......

I bought this Rust Free car out of Canada in 2000 and had planned to start on it at that time, but.....I got sidetracked on a couple other projects, so ...it worked out better for me as I decided not to put in a big block....But....to go with a LS2/Auto set-up

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Enhgine arriving





GTO Gauge Module that will be built into the 37 Dash



What is all this stuff.................LOL



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Firewall coming out........Bought a Bitch'in Big Block Firewall.........





New one installed...........



Suspension coming off.........





New TCI Independent going in............







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Just guessing but are you going to paint it cream color?

Nice project and nice rides in the garage also. keep us posted.
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For the Rear......I have a Ford 8" rear out of a Maverick (5 Lug Axles) and a TCI Leaf Spring set-up

Taking the rear apart..........





Time to tackle the "X" Member ......This is usually the biggest problem with a modern install using a stock frame......Here's what I started with...



I built a Triangulated support assy to hold everything in place while the cutting and fitting went on.......



Time to start cutting...........



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The Engine and Trans came out of a low mileage GTO and I was told that I would need a "F" body Pan assy ....so......





Time to get Serious.......



Once I got the "X" member cleared away I mounted the front and got that squared away







Making Progress.............










The new "X" member allows the trans to be dropped out without removing the engines....here's the trans mount made from tubing....





<img src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a251/kwhizz/37%20Ford%20Project/DSC01063.jpg">



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Before and after Pic's........Feeling Good about now...........LOL






Sent all the Wires and Computers to Speartech for reworking...



Bought some uncoated Blockhuggers from Summit (Thought I was gonna have to cut them up to fit) and it seems as though they were made for the car..........Pretty cool ....something fits without any effort....LOL









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There was no way the A.C. Compressor was going to fit....So....on the Judges advice I was going to get a frontrunner set-up......until I priced one out........Back to the drawing board.......Got a Sanden Compressor (which is smaller), but it still didn't fit.....I had two options......#1 cut the heck out of the crossmember (Didn't want to go down that road)......So....After seeing what some of the solutions that the guy's here came up with.....I decided to pursue option #2.......which was to get the compressor closer to the block....I took the stock GTO mount and machined 3/8 from the mounting pads that contacted the block and made some new adaptors for positioning the Sanden unit up and in relative to the old mounting........Worked perfectly....and got a Belt that's put's the tensioner right in the "Sweet Spot".......Still might trim the crossmember a touch....right now I have about a 1/2" clearance ......should be O.K........But!!!...

Removed 3/8" from the Mount/Block pads...







New upper mount........



Clearance.................





Simple lower Mount



New Belt Installed.........



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Got the A.C. unit installed inside, removed the stock windshield frame, cut out the cowl vent and welded it up solid...........













"And" ..........Ordered a Aluminum PRC Radiator/CondensorShroud/Fan set-up........Had a fitting for the Steam line put into the upper tank.......This is where I'm at now...gonna get the front sheetmetal back on to finalize the radiator position....also.....it seems to have clearance .....(for right now anyway).......









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Very nicely done so far. I think you are gonna like it when done. Now about that Bel Air in the garage... 427/425??

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Very nicely done so far. I think you are gonna like it when done. Now about that Bel Air in the garage... 427/425??

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Yep..............



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Very very nice, I like it!
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Looking good -

Here is a link to a friends 37 Ford down in Point O'Conner, Tx

https://ls1tech.com/forums/11752023-post1.html
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Major kudos on the cars/project, but look at the shop/tools/equipment!!! You are living my dream!
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nice very nice fab work!
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Looking good -

Here is a link to a friends 37 Ford down in Point O'Conner, Tx

https://ls1tech.com/forums/11752023-post1.html


Thanks.................Any other info on the build of the 37??

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I'll see if I can finds some more pictures - pretty much stock frame etc. He did custom interior and built the air box to loop back up on top of the motor (filter located in the black mailbox on the motor in the picture) and ran 2 hoses down to the front of the car to bring in cold air. HKe squeezed some 28" MT ET street radials in the back also.
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This thread may also be of great interest to you. Be sure to look at the response from Oscar Will. He has an LS in a 35 Sedan that is very well done.

https://ls1tech.com/forums/conversio...o-37-ford.html

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exellent fabrication skills! i love stuff like that
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Really nice, great job!
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Oscar has been a "Wealth" of info...................

Thanks to all

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