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Posted 6/26/2006 7:03:56 PM


"Tardmonkey of the Year"

"Tardmonkey of the Year"


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Kevin, I thought it was YOU that told me they moved them back? Isn't yours moved back, or no? When we discussed measurements and stretching the chassis and such, I recall being told that the chassis was lengthened 24 1/4" (or whatever the number was) and the engine had to be moved BACK that same distance. That is what is in my notes here!

But yes, it could very well be that I was told that because it makes more sense for replicas.


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Posted 6/26/2006 7:40:02 PM


Resident CLTC

Resident CLTC


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 Yes I moved my engine back 24 1/4" the same distance I lengthened my car so I could hook up my drive shaft. The real cars left the motor in place and extended the drive line and put in a carrier bearing, which is more expensive than moving the motor back.

If you move the motor back then you can place the radiator in front of the motor, as I did.

Bob did only a couple of 89's, he was the one who told me years ago to move the motor back and it would make everything easer. He also told me that the real cars motors were not moved.

Post #51859
Posted 6/26/2006 7:45:32 PM


"Tardmonkey of the Year"

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** Makes mental note ** CooL!

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Posted 6/26/2006 7:50:53 PM


Has NO LIFE!!

Has NO LIFE!!


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Yes just like I did except the 1972 impala has a 121.5 inch wheelbase so I had to strech mine 19.5 inches and move the engine back 19.5 inches.  Just makes since if you ask me.  The only problem I see with moving the engine back is that it no longer tracks with the front suspension.  In other words when you go over a speed bump the tires will be on the other side of the SB when the engine gets to it.  This could cause a clearance issue.  Buy hey that's what the Air ride is for. 

Post #51861
Posted 6/27/2006 2:13:52 PM


Whose goin 4 a pint???

Whose goin 4 a pint???


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Man this is a great thread. There's a lot of useful information packed into this one and the photos are great. The underside shot of the car looks great. Nice one J.

DE 66 IS COMING........

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