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Today 08:49 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Is that a water & oil mixture on the mount,

Ever heard of a "hydraulic" engine mount? Oil filled.

Never heard if you liked your last photo edit ( post 30,169 ).
Yesterday 03:56 PM
Too Many Projects
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Thanks,,but those are for a long water pump,,i have several set for that,,but the 55 has to have a short pump to mount the radiator behind the radiator cradle,,
My pic was just for reference. He makes brackets for long and short, small and big blocks. Here's a the link to small block, short pump brackets.

http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/S...Short_Pump.htm
Yesterday 07:22 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Mine is a V8 support taken apart, turn the middle, and put together again to make it a straight 6 support.
I would think an aftermarket company would make a cradle with a off set center formed to clear the radiator and move it forward about 3 inches,,,we use to cut them into to make it easy to remove the motor ,then take a piece of square tubing and bolt it in front of the cradle it would give room to run a long pump ,
Yesterday 07:15 AM
496CHEVY3100 Thanks,,but those are for a long water pump,,i have several set for that,,but the 55 has to have a short pump to mount the radiator behind the radiator cradle,,

looks like you got it all Tucked in under that narrow hood,,good job.
Yesterday 06:54 AM
Too Many Projects
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I will also have to mount mine in the front on my 55 it was originally a 6 cyl so all the holes are already there,,and I wont be running a short pump because brackets and pulleys are to hard to find to run air and PS,, so I will run the serpentine belt systems.it should give a little extra room,,or that is what I am hoping.
Look at Allen Grove for brackets. Gets spendy, probably no worse than an aftermarket serpentine, but they make a lot of brackets for conversion configurations.

http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/

I have them on the '38 with PS, A/C and alt and that is a tight engine compartment...



Yesterday 05:37 AM
123pugsy Cruised yesterday to Darien Lake theme park with the kids. Ready to hit the I-90 for the trip home soon.


May have to change CURSE's name.......she's running really nicely these days.
Yesterday 03:45 AM
55 Tony
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I will also have to mount mine in the front on my 55 it was originally a 6 cyl so all the holes are already there,,and I wont be running a short pump because brackets and pulleys are to hard to find to run air and PS,, so I will run the serpentine belt systems.it should give a little extra room,,or that is what I am hoping.

Mine is a V8 support taken apart, turn the middle, and put together again to make it a straight 6 support.
08-22-2019 07:06 PM
496CHEVY3100 I will also have to mount mine in the front on my 55 it was originally a 6 cyl so all the holes are already there,,and I wont be running a short pump because brackets and pulleys are to hard to find to run air and PS,, so I will run the serpentine belt systems.it should give a little extra room,,or that is what I am hoping.
08-22-2019 06:41 PM
55 Tony
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If you move the radiator in front you might fit a shroud,,.

My radiator is already in the front. That's the 6 cylinder position. Well I should say my radiator is in a box I didn't even open yet. The last one they sent was for behind the radiator support, the shorter V8 position.
08-22-2019 06:39 PM
John long The only thing I did today of any significance eas cancel my rooms for the Shades of the Past in Pigeon Forge.

Sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do.

John
08-22-2019 05:34 PM
496CHEVY3100 I was out under my big shade tree installing an air deverter valve and replacing all the vacumn hoses..

The wind picked up a LOT,and I heard a crash,,one of my big walnut trees fell taking down 4 other trees and covered one boat completely and partially fell on another one,,it is raining now so I cant see how much damage



it was only about 50 foot from a rental mobile home out to the side of my house,
08-22-2019 07:14 AM
496CHEVY3100 If you move the radiator in front you might fit a shroud,,But in my opinion they dont look as good mounted in the front,,i cut out a front cover to hide mine ,but cant get the picture to post..

EDIT

I had to take picture of the screen with my phone,and color is not correct,,,i dont have a Pink truck,,lol.
08-22-2019 05:34 AM
55 Tony
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I felt the same way so I made the shroud so the fan will pull air thru the entire radiator ,,not just where the fan is,,then bolted the shroud to the Radiator cradle,,,since the radiator sits in front of the cradle on mine I added a 2 in wide strip of dense foam between the shroud and cradle,
Just a precaution.

There was not a lot of aftermarket items avalible to put a BBC in a 53 chevy truck so I had to make a lot of it ,,someday I might update it.

blue truck was when I started on it.

The fan manages to cool around town and gets more airflow on the highway, but the real reason it has no shroud is because I only have 1/2" between the fan and the water pump pulley. A BBC also.
08-22-2019 04:29 AM
Too Many Projects We've been here over 19 years. My shop didn't exist when we moved here. The new shop is about 600 sq ft smaller. I have a contractor coming tomorrow to estimate another pole building for storage of the stuff that isn't going to fit in the existing one. I met with another contractor Tuesday, but he and 2 other pole builders are already booked out to January. The one tomorrow can get me in, in October, so he is the leading candidate right now. I just need to do more research on Wick buildings for quality.

We did the final walk thru last night and it all looks good. The seller had an estate sale last Saturday and we were concerned it would get beat up with people trampling around and moving furniture out. We attended the sale and bought the wicker furniture she had in the screen room and the John Deere lawn tractor. The Toro I have here is 17 years old with 870 hours on it and quite worn out, so I will leave it for the next owner to have something to maintain the "estate" with..
08-21-2019 09:52 PM
John long I have been in this house for 18 years. I can't even imagine moving.

My wife and daughter bought me an on line auto upholstery course for my birthday. I have really been enjoying it. Even though I have done my own interiors for years there are always things you pick up when you watch how somebody else does it.

John
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