Well I dropped the power plant in it'* final resting place today. Then threw on the carbs and the scoop. It sets perfectly up into the cowl. I have to make the rear motor plate framerail mounts now. This is the motor all installed with the pipes inserted into the shotgun scoop. Somewhat the way they will be.
I cut and fit a front crossmember today to carry the radiator. I've finally given up on installing it in the trunk. You can see the crossmember setting between the framerails inthat previous picture. I have to heat and mould a small depression in the crossmember to clear the steering shaft/coupler, clean the paint off of the frame, and then weld it in. This is the radiator in it'* new location.
I've given up installing it in the trunk. It causes too many problems with making it work. Mounting it back there, getting good air flow to and away from it, and all the piping to move the coolant to and from the front of the car. Not to mention having a big enough water pump to move all that water against the G-force during acceleration contests. The cost of a good strong pump alone makes it something to forget about. I'll get an electric BBChevy pump and mount it up above or below the front mounted fuel pump. Then use hose to run the water from the pump to the block.
I also got the first set of plates welded into the shotgun scoop.
The first set will get gaskets, and I'll drill and tap them for bolts. This is the second set of plates.
These will get welded to the pipes that come from the intercoolers and aligned bolt holes in them to match the first ones in the scoop. The pipes from the intercoolers will go thru these second plates, get welded to the pipes in a correct orientation to match up with the intercoolers. The pipes will go thru the first plates in the scoop into the scoop cavity, and the first and second plates will all be bolted together.
I installed the V-Gate shifter so I can start building my shifter porch. It now falls into a pretty good location.
I started mapping out the front brake lines and line lock etc to get that all together. Speedway sells a nice 18 circuit wiring harness so that may get on the list too. It would be nice ot get the wiring all in.
I'm starting get more stuff done now. It'* a great feeling. Mark L