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  • Hoffbug
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    Well.. I'm almost embarrassed to say how derailed this project got. I'm sure others had a hell of a lot worse of a 2020 than I did. Hoping for a little bit of stability now and time to dive back in on this in the spring.

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  • fatguyzinc
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    nice. i also used 1x1 box tubing with 1/8 wall to tie
    the front of our frame connectors to the rear of the
    subframe/engine cradle, as well as the crazy "bolt
    it through the floor" trans crossmember.

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  • Hoffbug
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
    do you have frame connectors? if not, get some as they
    are 100% necessary on these little guys (any unibody truthfully)
    and make a huge difference on driveability, predictability of
    cars attitude when it gets out of shape, and longevity of the
    platform.
    i have had several customers argue with me over refusing
    to do certain things (build/swap a 500+hp 454 into a 68 camaro for instance)
    unless they do weld up frame connectors first--their argument is
    always " its my car/my money, i get to decide what to do" and my reply is
    "then go find someone else to do it, or do it yourself........"
    Yeah.. you can see them on page 3. They run from the back along the pinch seam to the front.. back and front are welded to the slots for the Veripack rail car system and the length along the pinch seam is stitch welded. Click image for larger version

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  • fatguyzinc
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    do you have frame connectors? if not, get some as they
    are 100% necessary on these little guys (any unibody truthfully)
    and make a huge difference on driveability, predictability of
    cars attitude when it gets out of shape, and longevity of the
    platform.

    i have had several customers argue with me over refusing
    to do certain things (build/swap a 500+hp 454 into a 68 camaro for instance)
    unless they do weld up frame connectors first--their argument is
    always " its my car/my money, i get to decide what to do" and my reply is
    "then go find someone else to do it, or do it yourself........"

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  • Hoffbug
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  • Hoffbug
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    At a standstill till spring ...Ive got a $6,600 road assessment coming.

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ID:	1253087 The exhaust is on.. Mostly.. I found that Ill need to raise the front of the engine up for steering clearance.. About an inch.
    I might also have to cobble up an oil pan for tie rod clearance.
    Last edited by Hoffbug; October 6, 2019, 01:07 PM.

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  • Hoffbug
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    The Mufflers arrived today. Pretty compact. Hopefully they won't be too loud. I have to run an extra Buick 300 manifold over to the exhaust guy tomorrow to make sure he's ordering up the correct spacing on the flange clamp. Pretty busy September but hopefully we'll be able to get it done in a day sometime this month. Click image for larger version

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  • DanStokes
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    Cardboard mockups are GOOD! At least they work for me.

    Dan

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  • Hoffbug
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    Feel free to mock my muffler mock-ups.. Click image for larger version

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ID:	1250756 I shuffled these around under the car as much as I could trying to figure out ground clearance. In the end I settled on the simplest thing I could which was a pair of 14 inch long magnaflows. The exhaust is going to be fairly simple to start with and I'm sure I'll live to regret it. But I'm going to run stainless pipes from the exhaust manifolds and the Mufflers will be right in front of the rear axle with turndowns for now. With a panhard rod and fuel lines I'm just not comfortable with routing a dual exhaust around the rear of the axle at this point. I did find a guy locally who will bend it up in non show stainless for me and weld oxygen sensor Bungs in each side. Hoping to get this completed by October 1st.
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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    IIRC those were also available on 2nd Gen Firebirds and Camaros....
    https://www.jegs.com/i/Dynomax/289/1...SABEgJslfD_BwE
    That's the concept. IIRC, the Camaro/Firebird muffs were a tad too long but maybe not - as I said, it was a LONG tima ago. Worth measuring.

    Dan

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  • silver_bullet
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    IIRC those were also available on 2nd Gen Firebirds and Camaros....
    https://www.jegs.com/i/Dynomax/289/1...SABEgJslfD_BwE

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  • DanStokes
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    I did my Vega with a dual in/dual out crossways muffler - I think it was made for an early Mustang but that was MANY years ago. Anyhow, it worked really well and tucked up nicely.

    Dan

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