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    Nothing is tied down, lots of welding still needed.
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    So we got the engine stubbed in today. Now we can set the steering box and brake master

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    In that bottom picture it looks like the front of the motor is to low.

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    We do not have the wheels I want on it yet and therefore have not set the ride height. The purpose of this was to make a decision between a Corvair steering box or a Vega box and the linkage required. The engine was stubbed as aligned to the frame for that purpose. We have a lot more to do to the front end before we get that settled down. Of course I may be wrong, this is my first one and my friends are trying to work around my decision making. My next task is to purchase the end result wheels, or at least decide on their dimensions so the guys can make those final adjustments.

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    I put my engine slightly high on the front just to gain a little foot space. It is all a juggling act on these little cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    I put my engine slightly high on the front just to gain a little foot space. It is all a juggling act on these little cars.
    You might notice that the transmission is simply resting on a steel strap. We we’re really trying to see if we could run the steering shaft from a reverse corvair or vega steering box. Also to figure out where to mount the box to the frame and where to mount the brake mechanism to the frame. We also discovered that the power glide had no transmission mounts in 1955, it used the bell housing. Going to shift to a TH350. Now we have what we need we are just waiting for me to t=get wheels close enough to what I will ultimately put on the car so we can finalize the ride height and start planning the floor board. Currently the body sits a little back from normal, about 3 inches.

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