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Shaunp wrote
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Nope, it's spot on I reckon Nassi, Boof does like the good gear and can encourage very well also.


Its all good advice and I'm sure the knowledge was gained through experience. Laughing


True, but I'm a bit of a tight bastard Nassi, & Astro's car is going to cost enough as it is, trying hard not to over build it. Wink2


Fair point mate. Like


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Big step today - up on the rotisserie
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Bugger of a job to get the JBA headers to fit - once SP fitted 66 engine mounts with 67 to 70 rubbers it moved the engine back 35 to 40 mm to help them fit.
The day before some adjustments were made to the LH shock tower, so they're going to be bought back in a bit but not all the way to leave some space.

Just the way it is - lose time and money in one spot and make it up in another

The boys are doing a great job - really happy with the progress Mr. Green

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Lucky we are putting new rear springs in it. Had to cut the old ones out with a grinder and plasma cutter. All suspension is out, few welds to do underneath seam seal and a coat of stone guard.

The 351 is a tight fit with the pipes, can make some room though, May just get the bonnet to close yet, going to have a bit milled off the manifold.

Going to move the tunnel brace backward so original trans cross member can be used for the AOD

Will drop the engine parts to Wynnum engine Monday for machining


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Headers are usually that tight but a 351W makes the job harder as you have 1/2 inch less room each side. Looks great and a major mile stone.


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boofhead wrote
Headers are usually that tight but a 351W makes the job harder as you have 1/2 inch less room each side. Looks great and a major mile stone.


Its a tight fit alright, main issue was Astro was misled by the vendor that the pipes would work with 65 mounts just packed with spacers , wrong, I ended up down loading the instructions and it says you must use later type mounts which gave much more room they still touchs the towers just, they also say you must make sure towers have not come in and fit an export brace to keep them out. Unfortunately we did give the RHD tower a bit of a touch up to get them in with the 65 mounts so will have to undo that. Will mod the centre brace of the tower as this is where the are hitting.

Carb has about 2 3/4" to the bonnet at the front with a 3/8 spacer.


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boofhead wrote
Headers are usually that tight but a 351W makes the job harder as you have 1/2 inch less room each side. Looks great and a major mile stone.


I always wonder about that, the 351 is taller but look at the towers; they lean away from the engine so really it should be about the same clearance?


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nassi wrote
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Headers are usually that tight but a 351W makes the job harder as you have 1/2 inch less room each side. Looks great and a major mile stone.


I always wonder about that, the 351 is taller but look at the towers; they lean away from the engine so really it should be about the same clearance?


Yeah but the 351 makes the pipes land at the fattest part of the tower worst luck, the RHS hits the upper control arm bolts


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The UCA bolts are likely the biggest issue. Not just trying to align it but having the room for the bolts to enable the alignment. Just as you have found. Using the oxy to make extra room is to be expected. So trial fitting before paint is just pain smart. Worth the effort as the 351 is a great base. Looks to me you have plenty of room for the air cleaner with a decent drop base. If not then a Shelby scoop (or similar) is still an option.

Any way, space is still not as bad as a BB in a later car and it is looking great.


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nassi wrote
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Headers are usually that tight but a 351W makes the job harder as you have 1/2 inch less room each side. Looks great and a major mile stone.


I always wonder about that, the 351 is taller but look at the towers; they lean away from the engine so really it should be about the same clearance?


Indeed your right - I have never measured the extra width provide an inch above the normal point. Might just take some measurements to see - I doubt you would get the full 1/2 back and it is not completely layed back on an angle. Hmmm.. I will check that out.


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Ok - went to the garage and looked at my 65. After dreaming for a short while I had a look at the angle and header issues. So very roughly the center support of the tower would provide around an 1/8th inch extra clearance. So your loosing 3/8th inch of space. You also need the primaries to go further down before turning to the rear to get clearance. Any way, interesting exercise - so thanks Nassi.


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Shelby drop will get the UCA bolts out of the way I think.


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So Boof, now we know how to get a 408 in your gold car, how fast would that be?


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Shaunp wrote
Shelby drop will get the UCA bolts out of the way I think.


Shelby drop made mine worse, but that's the lower 302 block.
Going by the pics, it does look like it might help a 351.


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hybrid wrote
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Shelby drop will get the UCA bolts out of the way I think.


Shelby drop made mine worse, but that's the lower 302 block.
Going by the pics, it does look like it might help a 351.


Same here. I also agree looking at the photos it would likely be an added advantage with the 351.


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So Boof, now we know how to get a 408 in your gold car, how fast would that be?


Potenitally scary fast. I would love it.

If I recall a (to be) Lime gold mustang does not have a donk yet.......... if I can only get the owner to spend a few dollars Poke


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