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    #46
    I'm not a engine/tranny guy, but arnt these parts designed to go together? The 1/8" spacer shouldn't be hard to make, but I just wonder if something else is wrong. (Like the clutch is not on the motor right)

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      #47
      Originally posted by WaterH View Post
      I'm not a engine/tranny guy, but arnt these parts designed to go together? The 1/8" spacer shouldn't be hard to make, but I just wonder if something else is wrong. (Like the clutch is not on the motor right)
      The pressure plate is torqued down on the engine to spec, and it's fully seated on the flywheel. The clutch disk is firmly clamped inbetween the flywheel and pressure plate. It all seems to be installed correctly. Maybe at some point the belhousing was machined down to make it flat again? It doesn't look like it's been machined though.

      I'm going to go ahead and make the spacer, but I've contacted the company I purchased the flywheel, clutch, pressure-plate and throwout bearing from (Modern Driveline) I will wait until I hear back from them before I use the spacer. It's possible they sent me the incorrect throwout bearing, I don't know.
      - Buck

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        #48
        CAD template for the 1/8" aluminum spacer. I don't have an 1/8" aluminum piece wide enough, so I'll pick one up.

        My neighbor suggested just using washers, that would probably work I think, but I think I'd like to just take the time to make a spacer. I'd feel better about that.

        Aaaand that's all I got done tonight.


        Last edited by dnsfailure; 1 week ago.
        - Buck

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          #49
          Put just the motor in to check the ride height, and it's sitting to high, even with me standing on the front bumper.

          The lower control arm pivot should sit lower than the center of the ball joint, it's probably sitting 2-3" too high right now I t hink. I'm going to see about exchanging the coilovers for shorter ones.


          - Buck

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            #50
            Do you know if those springs "settle" some?

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              #51
              Originally posted by WaterH View Post
              Do you know if those springs "settle" some?
              I'm not sure to be honest. I've emailed TCI to see what they say. They have been really good about getting back to me, their tech support is pretty good. Which is fantastic, because i don't know shit about IFS
              - Buck

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                #52
                the spacer is finished, I measured and everything is bang on now.

                A few months back I put on a VFD and 3 phase motor on my drill press. That makes doing stupid stuff like this on a drill press much safer I think. I can slow the spindle down to about whatever speed I want to.






                - Buck

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                  #53
                  got the motor and transmission together, and my neighbor helped me put back in the truck. Way easier with two people!

                  The transmission is resting on top of the crossmember, the previous Turbo350 mount was forward of the crossmember (I've removed the mount because it was irrelevant now), so it looks like i need to cut the crossmember and re-make the middle section to bolt the transmission mount.

                  The tail of the transmission needs to go down to have the motor sit slightly back a bit. I'm going to see if I can do this work on the crosmember without removing the motor and trans. I'll jack the transmission up to give me room to work.f

                  The relocated shifter position looks like it will work out nicely.

                  Rosie says YEAAAA!








                  Last edited by dnsfailure; 5 days ago.
                  - Buck

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                    #54
                    That dog looks like he is imitating Tim Taylor, grunting like a pig. Ha-ha. Car looks great! (I'm grunting too)

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                      #55
                      Originally posted by WaterH View Post
                      That dog looks like he is imitating Tim Taylor, grunting like a pig. Ha-ha. Car looks great! (I'm grunting too)
                      Hah, I grunt too

                      I cut the transmission crossmember so that I can level the motor and mount the transmission in line with the rear axle. As I did so, the back of the intake manifold kisses the firewall. SO, I pulled the motor and trans, and have started working on the firewall for clearance. It doesn't need much... but now is the time to do it.

                      I took a few photos, but they really don't show what I'm doing very well. But it's worth my time to do the work on the firewall, I don't want any noise from the engine rubbing the body.

                      - Buck

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                        #56
                        firewall and transmission crossmember progress.




                        - Buck

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                          #57
                          I welded up the firewall cut that I made (forgot to take a photo), and made the transmission mount bracket (from .250 wall square tube) that will bolt the rubber/metal isolator to the crossmember.

                          Starting to get busier at work, probably won't be updating quite as often as I have been But will still try to do something every few days.

                          - Buck

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                            #58
                            Started working on the doors a bit. The previous owner installed electric windows (not my thing, but since they are there, I'll run them). I don't think they were installed very well, the "bump stop" for the window in the lowered position has collapsed and is bending pretty badly on both doors. I made 2 brackets to hold the bump stop more securely, it seems to work pretty good. I'll round the corners, and paint them, even though nobody will ever see them.

                            And started an aluminum skin to cover the inside of the door. Once it's all fitted up with the nutserts in the door for the screws holding it in, I'll put sound deadening material on the outside skin, and the inside skin. That should help with the headers dumping right there at the doors . I will rinse and repeat on the driver door once the passenger door is finished.



                            And... I may, or may not have purchased another early 30's project truck.... ugh, I need more space.






                            Last edited by dnsfailure; 3 hours ago.
                            - Buck

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                              #59
                              sound deadening material (it sounds a lot less like a drum now!), and starting to put the rivnuts in the door to hold the aluminum on. it'll look like this





                              - Buck

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post
                                Started working on the doors a bit. I don't think they were installed very well, the "bump stop" for the window in the lowered position has collapsed and is bending pretty badly on both doors.

                                That should help with the headers dumping right there at the doors

                                And... I may, or may not have purchased another early 30's project truck.... ugh, I need more space. ]
                                That interior door stuff is very time consuming, with out much satisfaction when your done.

                                I really would consider changing the exhaust. My friend has a T bucket and he almost never drives it because of the noise. You only like it for a couple minutes when your driving in to the car show.

                                Nother project, nother build thread. Yea!

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