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firewall
#1363726 Sat Jun 06 2020 08:07 PM
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do you have to change the firewall to make a LS or small Chevy or Ford fit ?


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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363733 Sat Jun 06 2020 08:42 PM
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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363741 Sat Jun 06 2020 09:43 PM
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No, they can be installed without altering the firewall.


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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363747 Sat Jun 06 2020 10:50 PM
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Not altered. Mind you, I planned for an electric fan and motor tight to the radiator.

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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363779 Sun Jun 07 2020 02:46 AM
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With a smallblock Chevy, all I have ever had to do was bend the lower lip of the toeboard where the transmission hole is in the floor.

Re: firewall
woof359 #1363783 Sun Jun 07 2020 03:09 AM
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Thanks , I wasnt sure, do most make there own motor mounts and trans cross members ? no Ford, just throwing that out (-:


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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363788 Sun Jun 07 2020 03:37 AM
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I know there's been plenty of small blocks installed without modifying the firewall. Anyhow, my buddy's dad used a bread pan to make a notch for the HEI distributor. I've heard of old valve covers used for the same purpose.


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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363810 Sun Jun 07 2020 12:22 PM
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Putting an electric fan on the engine side(sucking) is more efficient than in front. Might be best to move radiator fwd, like GMC, to get room.

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Re: firewall
EdPruss #1363855 Sun Jun 07 2020 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by EdPruss
Putting an electric fan on the engine side(sucking) is more efficient than in front. Might be best to move radiator fwd, like GMC, to get room.

Ed

Way ahead of you. Only, I kept my radiator in the stock position. Like I said, I planned for this. The tape measure was my friend.

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Re: firewall
woof359 #1363856 Sun Jun 07 2020 06:31 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by woof359
Thanks , I wasnt sure, do most make there own motor mounts and trans cross members ? no Ford, just throwing that out (-:

Camaro clip, so I made my own motor mounts and used a Chassis Engineering cross member that I mounted where I needed.

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