1. 493 Mike

    493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I am using a Altercation front suspension in my 65 Belvedere and I ordered it with B engine mounts but, found out the Indy Max block has hemi style mounts. Got new mounts from Bill and shoved the engine and trans back as far as I could. That led to cutting out my new floor pan trans bulge and fabbing one like DVW did in his 64. I also fabbed a new crossmember and incorporated a spool mount. Then (snowballing) I replaced the entire drive shaft tunnel (in my new floorpan) to accommodate the GV overdrive unit. Been working on this project for 10 years now and I think I'm about ready to send it back to the body shop for paint. Hooray! Mike
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      Great looking work ,Mike. Do you think the Gear venders unit would have a problem being too big to fit into any stock drive shaft tunnel in an early B body?. I did my floors repairs/ painting already and i'm strongly considering a Gear Venders.
       
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      You're in the same boat I was.
      Mike
       
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      Of course , i'm just glad I waited to find out until I got the floors all done and mounted the console brackets :rolleyes:
       
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      Isn't this a stupid obsession we have!
      Mike
       
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