LT1 and a T56 in a 55 Chevy

Discussion in 'Engine: Repairs , Modifications ,trouble shooting ' started by 2Loose, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    please take clear detailed pictures of the project as its always helpful later.
    and instructive too the guys who rarely fabricate
     
  2. 2Loose

    2Loose reliable source of info

    Dug around in my scrap pile until I found this piece of 14 ga.....
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    And cut 2 pcs 1" wide....
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    I'll fit these in under the edges of the opening
    to mount the cut pieces back in...
     
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  4. 2Loose

    2Loose reliable source of info

    Had a few minutes so drilled 1/4" holes 2" apart in the floor along
    the right edge of the opening, and spot welded one if the
    1" strips under that side with 1/2" exposed....
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  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Use Mag wheel aluminum cleaner with phosphoric acid.
    The surface rust will be gone in 30 seconds.
    Prime and paint.
     
  6. 2Loose

    2Loose reliable source of info

    I had to grind it off to get my mig to work, it was a good insulation
     
  7. 2Loose

    2Loose reliable source of info

    Found a couple of minutes to do a little more....

    Got three sides done...
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    Trial fit looks good
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    Will add some additional welds underneath....
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  9. 2Loose

    2Loose reliable source of info

    Tested some bits and settled on an 11/64" for the pilot hole
    for these #10 sheet metal screws. Drilled them 2" apart,
    will use this as a template to drill 11/64" holes in the strips
    I welded in under the edges of the hole....
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    Later I'll drill these holes in the cover to 13/64" to better accomodate the screws...
     

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