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Old 07-17-2004, 03:07 PM
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Cool How to stuff an engine compartment...

All you have to do is take an old Chevy pickup, about 750 lbs. of Hemi, a big shoe horn and shazam! Wall to wall engine.



Willys36, I took your advice and scrapped the electric fan in favor of a mechanical unit with a home made shroud.



Will start on the interior (firewall) insulation tomorrow followed by wiring for the ignition, fuel pump and gages. Should be ready to fire it up sometime next month. Get'in closer every day.



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Wow!

Thats really nice! Doesn't look like you modified the firewall.
Is that because you didn't or is it just not visible?
That "homemade" fan shroud looks damn clean.
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Reminds me of the commercial when the dad tells the little kid all he needs to know is "can you say Hemi"
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Wow that is really nice. Super clean. I love how you smothed the firewall and the fan shroud is sweet.
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Thats really nice! Doesn't look like you modified the firewall.
Actually I did modify the firewall. You can see the setback better in this picture.



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Centerline,

I think your lying, theres not room for a shoehorn.

She looks clean and mean. Great Job!

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Old 07-17-2004, 09:07 PM
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A hemi in a Chevy? Isn't that illegal?

Centerline thats very cool, whats the c.i.d on that HEMI.
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A hemi in a Chevy? Isn't that illegal?

Centerline thats very cool, whats the c.i.d on that HEMI.
It's only illegal to put a Ford in a Chevy...

Hemi's are cool, but I'd take this...http://www.gmphotostore.com/source/D...90&action=&ss=


1000 HP Caddy. Might fit if I use a REALLY big hammer....


BTW, if anyone could put that picture into this thread, I'd really appreciate it. I'm not that computer literate yet. Thanks
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Since everyone is dropping a chevy into a ford it's perfectly acceptable to drop a HEMI in a chevy. It's actually way cooler!!
Man, Hemis go with everything and anything. It's that one little 4 letter word that makes your hear beat faster. Anyone remember the Hemi powered coupe?

NICE JOB CL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Its easy to put a chevy in a old ford because of the sump of a chevy is in the same place as a ford flathead v8.
Newer overhead ford has its sump in a different place .
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Excellent installation!!!
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Takes a lot of time and effort to update an early Hemi. I had to fabricate the power steering bracket,



the AC bracket,



and the rods that hold the alternator and AC compressor in place.



They're adjustable to keep the proper tension on the belts. By the way it's a 331 .060 over which nets 343 ci. running an Edelbrock 600 on a modified stock manifold, a good custom ground muscle car hydraulic cam with 8.5:1 compression and stock Chrysler 300 high performance exhaust manifolds connecting to 2 1/4" dual exhaust through Thrush Turbo Tubes. Also running a modified TH-350 and 10 bolt posi geared for highway driving (3.08).

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looks great!!! can't wait to hear it.
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Nice work Centerline, very slick!
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