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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:35 pm 
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Car Model: custom roadster
Update: Meh.

I have two sets of rubber mounts for my original/reconditioned early-style brackets. (I ordered one set of mounts, saw it was going to arrive much later than I wanted, ordered a second set, and then learned about the nice Polybushings product.) When the first set arrived, the left mount didn't want to line up with its bracket. OK, fine. I got a lousy set, and it's not worth the time/trouble of sending it back. We'll just wait for the second set... Then the second set arrived. This is how the better of the two driver's side mounts fits the bracket:

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I'm no engineer, and I am a novice at building cars (to put it generously), but I think that nub is supposed to sit within the hole the bolt does not occupy. Is that correct? Does the Polybushings mount fit the brackets neatly? Please tell me I got crap mounts, and not a crap bracket...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:32 pm 
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Car Model: custom roadster
Daddiojoe wrote:
...go from back to front then--driveshaft, transmission, then place the engine where it would naturally fit.
Been thinking about this. So far, our fore-and-aft placement has been governed by the transmission crossmember that came with the chassis. Dropping the trans right onto there seems to work very well, in terms of ergonomics and of clearance for the steering box, starter, and exhaust. It's a weird and pleasant coincidence, given that most people are running SBCs and TH350s or flatheads with whatever tiny 3-speed manual gearboxes those came with.

We have some pitch, yaw, and roll to play with. I believe the pitch should be a ~3-degree decline, I know the roll is a 30-degree slant (heh), and the yaw may be dead parallel to the frame rails, with the crank and transmission sitting in a straight line as viewed from above.

We've just tacked the rear lower control arm brackets in place and mounted the arms.

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Using the trans mount as a fixed reference point, and assuming certain dimensions for everything but the driveshaft, the plan (so far) has been to line everything up and cut a driveshaft to fit. (This probably sounds incredibly basic here, but it's all new to me.)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:39 pm 
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Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:17 am
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Car Model: custom roadster
slantzilla wrote:
A laser level and angle finder will be your friends.
Pat already had an angle finder, but he didn't own a laser level, so I "gifted" him a Bosch GLL30. I mean, it is a gift. It just happens to help with this build. :mrgreen:


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