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Old 11-06-2021, 07:58 PM
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Iíve learned lots just watching this build Thanks !!!!!
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:20 AM
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Amazing work Torchie. You have really made a masterpiece there.
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:07 AM
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Most definitely an interesting build. I like the process and the outcome.
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for all the positive comments Gang.
earthman...
I mulled over that tire size purchase for a long time before I pushed the "Buy" button. These tires are tall. So was the one I used for mock up. I went with that size to get the white wall width that I wanted. And to get a tire that would fill the wheel openings.
When you look at the pictures look to the height differences between the donor and the custom. Headlight height vs headlight height. Grill opening. Roof. Things like that.
The height of the rocker bottoms from the ground is not that much different between the 2 cars. Although the donor car has really weak springs on it and it's sitting a lower then stock.
Also. It looks like I sectioned the hood on the custom as compared to the stocker. I didn't.
The rear end and the rear window area on the custom show the most amount of change.
I guess my point is that the eyes can play tricks on us.
I went with the big picture. The amounts of what I did are really incidental.
Its all got to work together.
Thanks again to all for the good words.
Keep on keeping on.....
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Old 11-07-2021, 02:15 PM
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Thank as always . Gang.😎😎
Things took an interesting turn last night.
It seems I did inherit 2- 331 hemi engines.
If they are the ones that I remember one of them was rebuilt and never put in anything.
Ok. Hemi gurus. How do the engine mount location compare to those on the 318?
Also......
Transmission options(automatic) or is it all going to need an adapter.
Iíve been researching and havenít gotten any concrete answers.
Thank for any and all responses.
Torchie
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Old 11-07-2021, 03:15 PM
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They're the same as the 318's that are on the front corners of the block.
The first pic is the difference from a SBC and the Hemi before I moved the mount forward.




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Old 11-07-2021, 05:35 PM
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Hemis are rare around here and now you have two Couldnít happen to a better ratter
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:05 PM
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Thanks OI and soltz.
I won't be getting the engines till spring.
Here are some pics of the 318 front mounts.
Based on OI's pictures I'd say they are a bit back from where the hemi mounts are.
Any thoughts.....
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:54 PM
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Torchie, I have some information on the bellhousings. Chrysler V-8s had the same rear bolt pattern up until 1962, so even the Poly bells will fit. Lots of pick-ups had New Process 435 transmissions behind Poly's so those will work if you want a standard truck 4sd. If you wanted to mount an NP A833 car 4sd, there is lots of flat area on the back of the bellhousing, but you will have to bore your own holes. I mounted an A833 behind my baby Hemi. [pictures] Bellhousings after '62 probably have the same bolt pattern but the centering studs are in a different place and they are a way easier to install.
ictures], the transmission is slightly tilted and I made a girdle to help hold the transmission on there. The first picture is showing you the centering ring that keeps the trans on the straight and narrow.
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:02 PM
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A pair of 331's. Great news Torchie
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