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post #166 of 507 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 16, 10:58 PM
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post #168 of 507 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 16, 8:06 PM
 
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I just stumbled upon your thread. I read it from the first page to the last. I have a 65 2dr hardtop that I've owned for 7 years and just began working on now. I ordered the mini tub kit and boxing kit from abc performance. I just began installing it last weekend. I my power combo is going to be a 327 with a viper t-56. I have new quarters,floors,complete trunk floor, and a few other miscellaneous panels just waiting to be installed. Your build has been very inspiring and educational. Maybe I'll start a thread of my own. It's hard enough to make time to do the work let alone document it all on a forum. I give you and others like you a tremendous amount of credit. Keep up the great work and I look foward to more updates

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I just stumbled upon your thread. I read it from the first page to the last. I have a 65 2dr hardtop that I've owned for 7 years and just began working on now. I ordered the mini tub kit and boxing kit from abc performance. I just began installing it last weekend. I my power combo is going to be a 327 with a viper t-56. I have new quarters,floors,complete trunk floor, and a few other miscellaneous panels just waiting to be installed. Your build has been very inspiring and educational. Maybe I'll start a thread of my own. It's hard enough to make time to do the work let alone document it all on a forum. I give you and others like you a tremendous amount of credit. Keep up the great work and I look foward to more updates

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Hello Frank,

Glad you found my thread, and also glad you found it helpful. It is a good way to keep motivation and provide others with "maybe" some helpful hints or pictures of areas they are stuck on. But I agree, finding time for it is a little difficult. I am usually good for about once a month during the summer time.

Your combo sounds like it will be a fun one. Tony at ABC has been great to work with. Everyone on the site have been great. If I can pay it forward with anything, let me know and I will try to help you out.

Best of luck with your project.

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post #171 of 507 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 16, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Very nice work indeed!!!
Thanks Freddy. I have fun working on it and figuring things out. Seems like I spend a large amount of time just staring at things working through them in my head.

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Trying to get my next list of parts together:

First off, I picked up a forged ls3 416 and tick level 2 t56 - Used. Engine made 500/475 to the wheels. Not a T56 magnum, but couldn't pass it up.

So with that said, looking at getting more parts to stockpile over the winter.

What are people using for radiators on their LS swaps? I see that Tommycomfort uses C&R, what are others using? Any recommendations?

Probably going to use the Hooker set up for motor mounts and headers. Going to try to work my cross member into a usable setup with the boxed frame and switching to the T56. We will see about that.

Tried to finish up the trunk area before putting it away for the winter, but ran out of welding wire...guess that is a sign.

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Probably going to use the Hooker set up for motor mounts and headers. Going to try to work my cross member into a usable setup with the boxed frame and switching to the T56. We will see about that.
I'm using the Hooker mounts/headers and the factory cross member. If you're using the 416 I'm not sure the Holley -2 oil pan will work since it's for stock stroked engines only. So you may want to check that before you buy the oil pan and mounts. You may have to clearance an oil pan for the tie rod end clearance since the mounts set the engine pretty low.

My boxing is a little different in that I'm using the boxing from an El Camino frame. For the cross member I modified the El Camino/Convertible cross member by moving the mount tab down for the T56. I also made some frame brackets similar to what the factory used on the boxed frames. You may be able to take the factory cross member, shorten it and do something similar for the mounts. Take a look at the last page on my build thread and you can see what I have mocked up.

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I'm using the Hooker mounts/headers and the factory cross member. If you're using the 416 I'm not sure the Holley -2 oil pan will work since it's for stock stroked engines only. So you may want to check that before you buy the oil pan and mounts. You may have to clearance an oil pan for the tie rod end clearance since the mounts set the engine pretty low.

My boxing is a little different in that I'm using the boxing from an El Camino frame. For the cross member I modified the El Camino/Convertible cross member by moving the mount tab down for the T56. I also made some frame brackets similar to what the factory used on the boxed frames. You may be able to take the factory cross member, shorten it and do something similar for the mounts. Take a look at the last page on my build thread and you can see what I have mocked up.
I have been reading and re-reading your thread. The 416 has an F-body pan right now, like you said I might end up just having to clearance that. Thanks for the reminder before I went off and bought the holley pan

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The Mast Motorsports pan will work with your 4" stroke. Other options would be a Canton or an Autokraft. Send me a pm if you are interested in an Autokraft.I have a brand new one, just need to get the oil pickup from Autokraft. I'm not using it so I will make you a great deal.

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Nice thread, Dan, and good work. I have a few 65's of my own. I'm not taking them to the level you are but I enjoy working on them just the same. I'm heading north Saturday to pick up a 64SS I just bought. Excited to get it home.

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The Mast Motorsports pan will work with your 4" stroke. Other options would be a Canton or an Autokraft. Send me a pm if you are interested in an Autokraft.I have a brand new one, just need to get the oil pickup from Autokraft. I'm not using it so I will make you a great deal.

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Mike- Thanks for the other options as well. I will send you over a PM and we can discuss the Autokraft pan. Love this site and the people on it!!

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Nice thread, Dan, and good work. I have a few 65's of my own. I'm not taking them to the level you are but I enjoy working on them just the same. I'm heading north Saturday to pick up a 64SS I just bought. Excited to get it home.

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Thanks Richard. Great stable of 65's you have there. I am a firm believer in doing whatever people want to do to their cars in order to keep the interest there. From mild to wild as long as people are tinkering on them, I think it is great.

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What are people using for vents on their gas tanks and rear ends?

Something like this?
https://www.iimuch.com/products/fuelvent2dm or https://www.iimuch.com/collections/f...ucts/fuelvent2

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I bought the second one that you linked.

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