Looking really good Dave! I have a question about a piece of equipment on your motor. Where did you get that really cool looking tapered top piece for your front air cleaner LOL ...........
Coming right along Dave! Make sure you've got the alternator swiveled in as far as possible when doing the belt measurement, so you have plenty of outward adjustment.
Dave that motor setup looks wicked cool. Great job so far buddy. I think I have the same lower mount on my coupe. I had to notch the frame so the alt pulley would clear. Love your exhaust cut outs too. If I was doing that connection I would go to my speed shop exhaust isle and find something I could cut down to make the angle. Or use the summit racing braided flex exhaust connectors. Hook them up straight and then jack up the exhaust flexing the connection whatever desired angle. They make them in most sizes. Just a suggestion.
I'd bet he ran the front mounting bolts clear through that box tubing without a spacer inside, and simply crushed the tubing when he tightened the bolts. He needs to make up a new mount with a spacer to avoid crushing it. And hopefully he's not done assembling things, and will return to Loctite all the non locking nuts.Put the steering in front not only because of what Vall has stated but also it is best to have the linkage as far away from the axles articulation point...i.e. the spring shackles to minimize linkage movement...the guy in the video should not worry about prayers...people driving on the same road should...the 2x4 boxed tube is already starting to give way that is used on the front axle mount...no Locktite on the regular nuts used on the control arms and a few others
I've been contemplating building a tube "push bumper" for my '39 too. Checked with the local metal seller and they have aluminum tube in various diameters, and also 3/8"x 2.5" flat bar aluminum. Don't want to cut out for bumper brackets, so thought I'd make the brackets from aluminum flat bar that drops below the tail pan, and then back up to position the tube.Started work on my bumper last night. I got a smoking deal on some heavy round tube from some guy off Facebook. So I am making a built in mount for the plate.