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04-19-2007 04:10 PM Bolting Down the Engine & Transmission
After bolting down the engine, I was able to start on the transmission cross-member.

Wilson (remember the movie Castaway?) was there to help talk me through it.


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04-19-2007 04:05 PM Final Engine Positioning
After mocking up the engine with all brackets, pulleys, belts, radiator and fan, I was able to nail down where I wanted to position the engine (front to rear & side to side).

I then drilled matched holes through the engine and frame brackets and trimmed and finished out the engine brackets.


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04-19-2007 03:52 PM Firewall Clearance & New Brackets
The new engine sits back a little further than the stock engine, so I cut the firewall & pushed the center back a little for clearance.

My wife asked if she could help, so she installed the new alternator and air conditioning compressor brackets (she is so cool!).

I mocked up the steering box and steering links with the steering box bracket I fabricated earlier.


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04-19-2007 03:42 PM Front Upper Shock Mounts & Electric Fan
No new alt. & air cond. brackets yet, so time to do something else. I made upper mounts for the front shock absorbers and mounted the electric fan to the radiator.


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04-19-2007 03:34 PM Alt, A/C and Steering
The photo on the left shows the 1st set of Allen Grove brackets I bought. They put the alternator in the way of the steering box & air conditioning compressor too low. Allen Grove Company allowed me to return them in exchange for "high mount" brackets.

The center and right photos show the steering box bracket I built, while waiting for new alt & A/C brackets to come in the mail. I was going to use the triangular shaped bracket on the right, but I saw one that allows the steering box to sit closer to the frame and copied it.


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