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    The old flathead ran great but it had some oil leaks from old dry gaskets. So itís just going to get a new gasket set along with a new water pump and some paint.
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    Spent lots of time cleaning and painting parts the last few days; as soon as the gasket set gets here I can put the motor back together. Looked great inside, nothing to replace.
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    Did you repaint the firewall or just clean it up? It looks great !
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    I painted it; well go for patina on the outside and a fresh look under the hood.
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    I was thinking about doing the exact same thing on my 48 Dodge. I'm anxious to see yours all done.
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    I decided to do a trial fit on the engine to make sure I had the motor mounts in the right location and check that the oil pan would clear the Dakota frame. It dropped right into place but I am going to have to do a little notch on the frame; the oil pan is just touching the back of the front crossmember. But Iím happy; all the measurements looked like they were right. Should have the motor bolted in for good this week and be able to start putting all the stuff back on it.
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    It looks like it fits pretty well. A little notch isn't so bad. Better than having to dissect it. Haha
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    That looks too easy, you're almost tempting me to cut my 48 Dodge apart. Almost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    That looks too easy, you're almost tempting me to cut my 48 Dodge apart. Almost.
    Do it! Itís sure a cheap way to upgrade the steering and brakes.

    I got the frame notch cut, bolted on the oil pan, and the motor is in to stay barring any unforeseen issues. Once I get everything bolted back on the motor Iíll start cleaning up the suspension and putting it back together.
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    Looks like it was made to fit!
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    Got a fair amount done this week. Just about everything is bolted on the engine, trans is in, and one side of the suspension has new a-arm bushings and ball joints. Got a lot of late hours at work this coming week so probably wonít get back on it until next weekend.
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    More great work Pat! Keep at it!
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    Thanks, Ryan!

    I dont want to hang a power steering pump on this and I also dont want to spend $200 for a new manual R&P, so I'm going to try and convert the power rack to manual. Theres several videos on how to do this; this one is for a different brand of rack but I think the principle should be the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj6clQuEC-8&t=737s
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    I would be a proponent of keeping the power rack and building a mount for the pump. Easier to steer is better in my opinion.
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    I did the same on my 49 business coupe; had a manual steering rack with the big diameter steering wheel and it actually had a nice feel to it. I'll see how it comes out.
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