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Old 09-01-2005, 06:29 AM
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You could certainly use some body filler to smooth the bracket out, as long as the pits have not compromised the integrity of the bracket.

Your prospective combo sounds like mine. GM Performance Parts Fastburn 350/385, 700R4, Ford 9" with 3:70 traction loc.

Pace Performance or Scoggins Dickey are both reputable sources for new GM crate engines.

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Hey Joe

No ideas for you on the bracket but I am running the same setup for drivetrain. I am buiding up a 383 sbc with a strange engineering aluminum 9" ford. 3.7's 31 spline traxloc. I also ordered a 700r4 stage 3 kit from Bowtie overdrives and they claim its good for 600 hp and 600 lbs torque. Dont think I'll be breaking it. They are much cheaper than TCI for trans and get great reviews from streetrodder and hiperf chevy.

Send some pics when you get your chassis. Always interested to see whats out there.
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Hi Joe, I've got a TCI frame, have a few problems with it- if you want to discuss more should probably be another thread. Regarding crate motors/trans, I went with Jon Barrett. Had considerble time on my hands, did a big spreadsheet prior. Got a pre-run, dyno tested small block with a th350/lockup, 3 year warranty. Motor arrived with billet/chrome everything,polished intake, braided lines, AN fittings...- and the price is real right. Bill
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Thanks for the feed back...Actually I've been looking very heavy at the Barrett engines...your the first I've run into that has one....Is it up and running now? What hp small block did you get?...I'm looking at the 350 SB also....
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Hi Joe, I haven't started it- still have another month or so before I'm ready to start driving my 36. Motor was pre-run and dynoed, 3 yr warranty. I bought the 330 horse 350, vortec heads, 1 piece seal,Comp cam. I'm going to drive it daily, Texas gets mighty hot and traffic is often bumper-bumper, so I wanted a low compression engine-8.5. I put a computerized motor in my last rod, never felt comfortable with all the electronics. I'm getting too old for the high horsepower engines anyway.
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As I think about it I'm too old for the fast stuff too....but since this is my first and will be just an occassional driver....I've got this wild hair to get out....I'm trying not to think too much about the rising gas prices.

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Hey I was wondering if maybe I could see some of those photos on mounting the dash to the vehicle.

I am working on a Honda CRX and that's the one reason I havent started because I am new to all this and want to have a good idea of what to do before I jump into it.

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Hi Tim, I have a couple in my photo album, however the pics are how I mounted a fiberglass dash in a fiberglass car. I'm thinking you may want to check out some of the fiberglass fab threads if you're just looking to modify your existing dash. Bill
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hey hotroddr was hopeing to email you but i see you do not wish to receive them, no problem but i'd love to know what your coupe serial number is and how you feel the quality is of the jb body. see my post on this unit and a friend of mine i met heres post

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Hi Bomo, Don't know what I did to prevent emails, I just checked another box to hopefully remedy the situation. I'm always glad to "bench race". Regarding the JB 36, I'm still very pleased with it after almost a year of ownership. Should be getting it on the road in a month-6 wks. It is made of tool-grade resin, much harder than the Outlaw 34 Chevy I had. So far everyone that has seen it thinks it's been painted! I'll check out the post you mentioned. Bill
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