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Old 07-08-2018, 08:05 AM
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Lookin good.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:02 PM
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Awesome. I have been lookin' forward to this for a long time.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:38 AM
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Looking good! That SBF is so far down there, you need to convince him he needs a 6-71 or something similar to fill up the engine bay Maybe an 8 stack injection?

Can't wait to see more progress!
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:51 PM
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Looking good! That SBF is so far down there, you need to convince him he needs a 6-71 or something similar to fill up the engine bay Maybe an 8 stack injection?

Can't wait to see more progress!
Yeah it really swallows the little Ford The Tri Power going on it will help a bit..
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:58 PM
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Loosely fitting the fenders and rad support makes one thing clear - the body is too far back!! Some nimrod can't read the tape measure
Oh well, not too far along to correct it - need that eaxtra inch for fan clearance, typical problem with the long water pump on SB Fords.

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Old 07-09-2018, 08:31 PM
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Frame too short in front?
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:18 PM
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Frame too short in front?
Naw, wheelbase is the correct 115", I just set the body too far back about 1" - should have put the front end together with the fenders before finalizing the mount positions - a little more cutting and welding to get it right
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:56 PM
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ZZ, I'm glad I haven't ever done that
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:53 AM
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nice work... too bad about the body position.... oh well...

The more I look at it the more I love it. A tiny chop and a tad lower makes it look even better but the lines on them Packards are sooo good!
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:43 PM
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Been busy with personal matters plus I put up this shelter by my shop - got a cheap Chinese party tent kit and sheeted it with steel roofing - 20 x 32' space that I can add the plastic walls to for priming stuff outside or just more covered workspace. I'll need to add some bracing before winter to handle snowload I think.
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attachmentid=142509&d=1532744846[/IMG] After forgetting the golden rule of "measure twice, weld once" , I moved the body mounts 1" forward, now the tires are centered, mocked up the front end for visual inspiration.



Put in an old rad ( will be using a rebuilt stocker) now I can see there is just enough room for a fan to clear it, shroud needed. This is the final engine position, now I can make mounts.



Trial fit the Lokar shifter - I want to mount it farther forward like the stock one sitting beside it for more footroom , so the stick will need a little more bend so it doesn't hit the dash and I'll need to use a bellcrank on the linkage to make it work.
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