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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2011, 08:29:08 AM »

Trany mount  photo from underneath
manufactured from 4mm steel


Trany mount viewed for top
Drilling for mount  measures 50mm  to front of hole  to cross member measured on underside of mount
elongation in hole measures 20mm front to rear, 11.5mm in width.
 
Step in bracket 25mm measured from top of cross member  to top of bracket where rubber mount sits.


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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 08:31:33 PM »
Top job on X-member tounge good to see your not hacking & chopping but using original holes in x-member & making parts to suit

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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 08:50:02 AM »
Looks like there is some good progress happening.  All the work should make for a great street car.

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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2011, 11:45:42 AM »
8" booster



I  am trying this to get more room  above  the tappet cover
things are to tight  with 9" booster.
using 8" booster will require and additional vacuum  tank to increase  capacity.
 water bottle filler is turned to the rear  to give space to fit relay and fuse panel.

Has any one seen any good ideas for air filter
I am looking a moving radiator down in the frame 2"  to  allow  for  over  the radiator induction
How ever I have not seen any decent filtration systems.  I can use  in that method of cold air induction






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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2011, 11:00:15 AM »
critical Clearances
these clearances  were obtained with engine sitting in frame
1/2" forward of  original  engine position  measured from  block / bell housing joint
offset in mounting bracket from four mounts that hold bracket to engine is 9/16" down ( ie engine lifted up )
measured  form center line of top two mounting holes
I will post a drawing soon.
bracket made from 5/8" material  using an Mackay mounts part no. A1128
Note i found that the Mackay mount measures  close to 1 1/8" think  where the US mounts I have measure 3/4" thick

the engine could be set up lower in the frame
but where I have this now the oil pan of the 4L60E is at the same level got ground clearance as the oil pan for a  BB engine



clearance full  right hand steer




clearance full Left hand steer


 clearance  alternator to engine mount


clearance  under mounting


transmission / chassis  
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2011, 10:54:22 AM »
I came across this mount on Ebay  its the best looking adapter mount I have seen commercially
the offset down for the  engine mount looks about 5/16" to 3/8"

You could not make the bracket  for the asking price
how ever freight costs  may make it a break even situation
balancing making your own against purchasing a production manufactured plate.  

I have just ordered the 6061 alloy to make my finished adapters
@ $130  AU and there is a few hours machining in them as one of deal.

Note Australian  manufactured  engine mount will not  bolt  straight to the dirty-dingo adapter plate.
A rebate is need for clearance  of the stiffener rib on the back on the engine mount.  
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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2011, 09:37:35 AM »


Engine mount adapter plate  6061 tool grade Aluminum
the  mount is machined to clear the mackay mount
19mm wide x 4.5 mm in depth
 


Mackay mount note rib in rear none of the US made plate will accommodate these mounts

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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2011, 11:54:42 AM »
Has any one used any
 DAKOTA DIGITAL  gauges
I would like to hear from you if you have used there gauges
to get your opinion  
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2011, 08:25:07 PM »
I am thinking no one has used the Dakota gauges
should I conclude something from that.
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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2011, 08:36:31 PM »
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=8633.msg1045941577#msg1045941577
I am thinking no one has used the Dakota gauges
should I conclude something from that.
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« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2011, 09:05:10 AM »
Quote from: Bfit link=topic=8633.msg1045941577#msg1045941577
I am thinking no one has used the Dakota gauges
should I conclude something from that.
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I think you can conclude that they are expensive, and that while many people wish they could use them, generally they opt for something cheaper, then always wish they could have spent that extra :grin:

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« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2011, 11:49:00 AM »
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 That is a very good possibility
 I had not considered that point of view
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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2011, 06:19:51 PM »
I've spoken to more than one person at car shows that have rebuilt a car and added good aftermarket gauges (autometer etc), and wished they had gone straight to a dakota digital gauges, or are planning to upgrade.

I was looking at some cheaper digital gauges (cyberdyne)  but I think if I do swap to aftermarket, I'll go with good old reliable VDO's.  Dakota would be great, but I can't justify the price. The money would be better spent on alloy heads or fuel injection.

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« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2011, 10:40:26 AM »
hi All I found these  manifolds on Ebay
fit like a Glove
And should keep the RTA  happy
They makes for a real stock engine look
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VE SS commodore 6.0L L98 engine











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« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2011, 10:51:11 AM »
I am in the process of getting a Brogeson power steering box
With the removal of the power steering cylinder I should be able to lower the motor 8mm to 10 mm
 This will give more clearance in the transmission  tunnel
allow  the retention of the 9" booster.
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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2011, 09:23:40 AM »
Coolant Reservoir
commodore  reservoir  fit  ok   in the position of the old over flow bottle.
If any of you have  seen a better reservoir, that i can get further under the guard let me know .

The reservoir is mounter on two brackets as per the original mounting in the commodore  using the three original rubber mountings .
this is fiddly to get rite and maintain clearance.
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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2011, 04:10:18 PM »
hello all
has any one used a Volant 25857C Cool Air Intake Kit
I would like some feed back  please
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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2013, 09:09:18 PM »
I realize its been a while and you have probably already have a CAI Bob , so i was just curious in what you ended up doing ?

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« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2013, 09:14:25 PM »
I realize its been a while and you have probably already have a CAI Bob , so i was just curious in what you ended up doing ?

Mate I have got that job on the back burner
Until I have he 70 model sorted
I will be back to it soon
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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2013, 09:33:56 PM »
 
Mate I have got that job on the back burner
Until I have he 70 model sorted
I will be back to it soon
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Tonto, 70 Sorted? What about your 69 Sorted than the 73  i'm thinking you got to many Vettes  :laugh: