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Very nice. We have used ricks tanks several times. Hector is a great guy to deal with. I was planning on building a false floor also. But I decided to just brace the floor and mount it on the top side. Yours looks great. Hope to see your car in person someday.
 
So back to the motor mounts. cut the mounting plates for the motor. Machined spacers for the right plate. And was able to get the right side mounted to a flush surface. so just had to cut the plate for that side. using 3/16 cold rolled. I will be tacking all the stanchions in place in the next couple of days. I wanted them to be functional and look really cool at the same time so a lot of time going into the mounts. You will see what I talking about when I get them finished up.
 

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Looking good man. I'm about ready for paint on my 65. What brand springs are those? I like the way it sits.
 
Flexform composite springs. 225 rate with a 3 inch free arch.
 
So here is some of the pieces to the motor mounts. The hand drawn sketch is what they will look like when they are finished. I also cut the old thermostat housing up and machined the base flat so I can weld on a AN-16 fitting to it. I needed the clearance for the intake manifold. Everything is starting to come together. Shocks are ordered now that I have the car at ride height and waiting on the proof back from Billet Badges on the fender emblems.
 

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So here is the right upright the top plate will have a gusset to match the lower upright. This side was a ***** to do. The left side doesn't seem to be as bad to do. The top plate is just sitting on there and the round tube still needs to be trimmed.
 

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Here is the actual top plate for the motor mount. Just need to tig it all together and I will have one side done.
 

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So made some time to work on the motor mounts. The right upright is welded in place. the motor mount is finished up and welded. The motor mount plate is drilled and taped. The right side upright is finished up and welded in place. just need to finish up the motor mount and I will start fabricating the transmission tunnel. Then I can get back to making everything look pretty again. Still thrashing to make the Columbus Goodguys for the first event for this car. Fingers crossed. We will see.
 

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man those are looking great

Thanks, What would seem to be a very simple engine swap has had its challenges. Why chrysler off set the drive train to so far to the right side of the car I will never know. the tubes for the rack had to be modified to move the motor over far enough to get the drive line centered in the tunnel. I'm not out of the woods yet on this build but I feel most of the hair pulling part is behind me. Well at least I hope so. Should only take me a couple more hours to finish up the left motor mount. The transmission tunnel shouldn't be much of a problem. I build them all the time for customers cars with late model engine swaps. I will be glad to get back on the body work and start making this thing look badass.
 
So my guy from the machine shop stopped by today to bring me one of the billet aluminum heat extractors. Just to make sure they fit and I was happy with the finished product. Well they look killer. I will have some time sanding them to get the machine makes out of they so they can be sent to the guy that does all our polishing. After they are polished to a mirror finish I will have them anodized in bright black. The bright dip has a bit of a shine to it are are some what transparent.
 

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Just need to weld the last motor mount plate drill and tap it and the motor mounts will be finished.
 

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Last motor mount plate finished. Just need to drill and tap. And I ready to move on to the transmission tunnel and the twin scroll turbo manifold. Hoping to have both done by the end of the month.
 

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Well now that the motor mounts are finished up. I think I need to get the exhaust manifold started. look at this mess of stuff. LOL The manifold will be a twin scroll with dual waste gates. Hoping this won't turn into another long project. Here we go.
 

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Been 'lurking' in Your build thread since the SRT4 change prrc...hahaha...,
(circa '2013?)
Let Me ad My humble compliments to You Sir, from another 'crazie' whom
wants to place an '91 Lotus head 2.2 IROC engine in My '67 Barracuda...

...You Sir are OFF the Christmas list...
6 years of parts gathering, about to give up & then I read this build !!!

Thx !!!
 
Don't give up. The world needs some crazy people in it mix things up and give everyone else something to talk about. Some times it's good other times not everyone agrees with you vision. Jump on the crazy train. There is plenty of room.
 
So the first thing I needed to decide was where to place the turbo. Well that was pretty straight forward after looking at what few options I really had for placement. Then I need to make something for the turbo to set on while the tubes are being fitted. That worked out pretty easy also. A couple of 2x4s cut to sit on the frame rails and a couple of 4x4 blocks wirh a couple of recessed areas to set the turbo into and there it is setting in its new resting place. the 2 tail BOV's will set right up on the inside of the fender as shown in the pictures. they will vent right into the wheel well. and for the exhaust. Well I'm now thinking right out of the tubo and right through the front of the fender. simple clean and just sounds nasty. will run a small resonator but that it. plenty of room up front of the tire. so that's it for tonight.

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