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1952 F1: The Garage Roommate

Select from the following six options, derived from two basic designs w/ colors and options.

  • A

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • B

    Votes: 7 58.3%
  • C

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • D

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • E

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • F

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    12

Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
Donator
Things sure are quiet around here...I mean the Fix in general. I've got a lot going on that's keeping me busy and away from the garage more than I'd like. Making good progress just not documenting a lot of it. Sorry. Things go together and come apart a lot on a build like this so I'll try and show more of the stuff I've been working on when it gets put back in place again.
Still battling to get things situated the way I want. Main challenge remains stuffing that mountain of an engine under the stock hood. Anyway, here's a few pics of some custom engine mounts I made up. A good amount of effort to get just right for only gaining just over an inch of clearance. I like 'em. 3/16" cold rolled steel with a double gusset structure on the underside on either side of the bushing bore. She's a heavy motha, ya know!
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The next couple pics show the "engine" in place with the new mounts compared to the original. You can see how much lower it drops. Notice how tight things get around the lower water pump inlets. There's just over 3/8" gap which is just enough for hose clearance and a little bit of "torque wobble".
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B67FSTB

The NorCal dude from Belgium
Nice !! Alot of work for an inch or 2 ?
An engine is mounted under a curtain angel ( tilted backwards a bit ) . Keep that in mind..as you probably know.
Good job !
 

Horseplay

I Don't Care. Do you?
Donator
Nice !! Alot of work for an inch or 2 ?
An engine is mounted under a curtain angel ( tilted backwards a bit ) . Keep that in mind..as you probably know.
Good job !
I'm targeting about a 2-2.5" angle which would be a bit more than stock. I've made the new trans mount with that in mind as well. I think maybe I'll feature it next here. It is not just some fabbed up bar shooting straight across from one rail to the other, unfortunately. Situation and layout demands made the creation of that one fun.
 

gt289

Active Member
Things sure are quiet around here...I mean the Fix in general. I've got a lot going on that's keeping me busy and away from the garage more than I'd like. Making good progress just not documenting a lot of it. Sorry. Things go together and come apart a lot on a build like this so I'll try and show more of the stuff I've been working on when it gets put back in place again.
Still battling to get things situated the way I want. Main challenge remains stuffing that mountain of an engine under the stock hood. Anyway, here's a few pics of some custom engine mounts I made up. A good amount of effort to get just right for only gaining just over an inch of clearance. I like 'em. 3/16" cold rolled steel with a double gusset structure on the underside on either side of the bushing bore. She's a heavy motha, ya know!
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The next couple pics show the "engine" in place with the new mounts compared to the original. You can see how much lower it drops. Notice how tight things get around the lower water pump inlets. There's just over 3/8" gap which is just enough for hose clearance and a little bit of "torque wobble".
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I like what you did.
That area is very tight and a PITA to get the factory lower hoses on.... I just did this job last week installing my new flathead.
And that water pump design, with the one bolt inside the hose connection. :mad:
 

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