After a few days of working on other things, and going to car shows, it was time to set the motor in place to see what I needed to do with the firewall.
As you can see, this motor is dwarfed in the engine compartment. Thoughts of bigblocks were dropped when others I have spoke to said cooling issues come up, especially with air conditioning.
The firewall only needs the holes plugged up, and some minor modifications. We're on EASY street, baby ! Just have to get the 700r4 before finalizing location.
I think most of us can appreciate this foray into the "Monster Garage " world. My brother loves to cook out. He also likes ODD things. So I threw this together for him. Literally THREW it together. No fabrication skills required! Just a 73 camaro rear end to a 48"x24"x24" metal box with gas burners inside. HIS IDEA !!
By the way, the gurney is so he can load it in his pickup truck by himself.
And as the first journal to hit 100 entries, I'll throw in a gratuitous shot of my baby with me in the background negotiating the sale. That was me about 50 pounds ago. Down 83 total. Whaddastud.... Be down more, if DINGER hadn't talked me into drinking all that Southern Comfort while we were at Winfields...
That'd be me, on the right, with the hat. And that'd be the previous owner, crying...
We have a roller !!!! Time to move from the old shop to the new shop ! The chevelle and the nova will now reside in the 39's old home, albiet, it is now CLEAN again! This will keep the 65 and the 71 clean and away from the sparks, and other chaos going on in the pole barn with the lift. The next step is dry fitting the motor mounts and transmission mount. The "mock up" motor is ready to drop in the hole!