Is ther anyone out there that has built a Big block 55 with a 6spd that has big tube headers And tilt coloum and rack and pinion? Im new to TriFives and would LOVE some HELP!!! Thank you very much!!!
There are numerous guys here with a big block in there Trifive.Is ther anyone out there that has built a Big block 55 with a 6spd that has big tube headers And tilt coloum and rack and pinion? Im new to TriFives and would LOVE some HELP!!! Thank you very much!!!
Replacing the firewall is time consuming but it sure looks nice when it is done.Should I buy a "sunk firewall -4inch" ? Or should i move the motor forward? If i move the motor fwd can i still run a rack? I have to run tall valve covers because of the rockers. I know i have more questions but i just got home from work and my brain is fried!!! Thank you soo much!!!!!! And thanks for the warm welcome!
I used these mounts on my 55 with a big eldebrock mech. fuel pump. and a CCP PS box. I bought Alt & PS brackets for a BBC 67 Camaro from Ricks.Mine is not all together yet, but this is what I have so far:
I'm going with a 454 in my 57, I'm using the BBC side mounts from CCI, this will move the engine forward 2 1/4 inches... now there is enough room for tall Vcovers and no firewall mods.
I decided to use a holley fuel pump mounted in the rear of the car, so not to have issues with the block mounted type.
I have big headers...2 inch primaries to 3 inch collectors, these are also from CCI, I looked at many, I really liked the way they tuck up into the frame and don't hang down for all to see.
I don't have the rack and pinion unit yet, with the components I have so far, headers and side mounts, I will look seriously at the r + p from CCI, as they have scienced out there stuff to work together and not cause clearance problems.
So far so good, I will relocate the rad to the 6 cyl. position and install an aluminum cross flow unit, been looking at the PRC unit. Shue has one on here and they are a sharp looking unit. You can check out his build... search for the WHoooo Hooooo thread.
I will probably need to come up with a drive-shaft when the time comes, but I have also swapped the rear to a narrowed 12 bolt, so I anticipated a new drive-shaft anyway. Just not there yet, dang this stuff is expensive. Good luck, I hope this helps.
It's enough clearance between the oil pan and cross member, the picture is lying a bit...nice job ragtop ,is that the CCI kit looks like a pretty clean install.are the headers tucked up in the frame or do they slightly lower,and how is the oil pan to rack cross member clearance looks pretty close in pictures, just curios my buddy is looking at that kit for his car i don't have the time to make the mounts like i did for my car,just looking for a bolt in unit and he wants a rack and pinion.again looks very nice,bet you can't wait to fire it up.:tu