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Old 03-12-2017, 08:42 PM   #21
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This is what Richard Ruth did on the Two Lane Blacktop 55. That was some high tech work back then, and a very nice job compared what most other guys did with 'bashing' (like me)!



I would take that car over any C4 Pro Touring build ever done, even one of each year.
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My thought is that if you use 3/4" forward engine mounts, you'll have to mod the firewall but not much, you'll have to notch the oil pan but not much, and the fan/radiator/water pump issues work out. So it's the best compromise setup.
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I used Earle Williams' stuff and had great results. Williams motor mounts were set in 3/4" forward position and Williams headers cleared the CPP500 steering box perfectly. Oil pan is Milodon. There's room for low valve covers with no firewall mods. But I elected to install Williams firewall pocket kit, which left me plenty of room for large cast valve covers.

I complicated everything by buying a March Systems serpentine kit and a PRC TriFive radiator with twin electric puller fans. There simply wasn't enough room for the fans, so I had to replace them with Spal low-profiles. I haven't run it enough to know if that gives me adequate cooling. So far so good (testing in my shop only--not on the road yet). Conventional pulleys with a short waterpump would have worked with no clearance issues. And it would have been less expensive. Live & learn I guess.......

I removed the transmission mounts/frame horns and used a Williams transmission crossmember. That opened the space needed for the headers.
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