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  • #46
    ST2DE5- I think I know what you are talking about. It looks like a aluminum pipe with a fillerneck welded in the middle? How does that work with the existing filler neck? Do you just add a higher lb cap at the radiator? What keeps it from opening otherwise? Have you run it and how does it perform?

    r1lark- Thank you. I did not build the motor mounts, but did do the frame mounts. These mounts are made by Chassis Engineering and are sold by Tom Langdon (www.stoveboltengineco.com). They are meant to allow you to put a 292 L6 into a car that originally had a 250 L6. However, since I was starting with a bare frame and wanted to keep my mechanical fuel pump. I just flipped the sides and welded frame mounts into the frame. If you use them to install a 292 into a car with a 250 originally, you loose the ability to run a mech fuel pump due to the mount location....so you have to go electric. I hate electric fuel pumps.

    Looking for 1939-1940 Commander coupe running boards.

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    • #47
      I like home built cars. Lookin good.
      Klif

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      • #48
        [quote]Originally posted by trump

        ST2DE5- I think I know what you are talking about. It looks like a aluminum pipe with a fillerneck welded in the middle? How does that work with the existing filler neck? Do you just add a higher lb cap at the radiator? What keeps it from opening otherwise? Have you run it and how does it perform?

        I just use a 15lb. Cap on both.



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        • #49
          Cool ride, Trump, though I can't understand why you would go from a IFS to a straight axle. I'd sure hate to do all that work on a gravel driveway! It reminds me of a guy here in TX who has a 40 DeSoto coupe with a Mercedes turbo diesel. I would love to build a 40 Pres with a Packard straight 8 in it someday, but I sold my 40 coupe this Spring.

          Barry'd in Studes
          Barry'd in Studes

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          • #50
            looks very nice, keep us updated


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            • #51
              quote:Originally posted by TX Rebel

              Cool ride, Trump, though I can't understand why you would go from a IFS to a straight axle. I'd sure hate to do all that work on a gravel driveway! It reminds me of a guy here in TX who has a 40 DeSoto coupe with a Mercedes turbo diesel. I would love to build a 40 Pres with a Packard straight 8 in it someday, but I sold my 40 coupe this Spring.

              Barry'd in Studes
              I went with teh straight axle because it was simple. The old IFS was dated and would have cost me a fortune to track down all the replacement parts and have the bushings and whatnot installed. Not to mention I'd also have to be paying for the replacement brake parts on top of it all. It would have cost me more than a Mustang II to update the original one for safe road use. Even if I got past the cost, I'd still have to modify the steering heavily to make it work to be able to fit any other engine aside from a stock stude motor in there. I refuse to pay $2k for a mustangII front, so that wasn't happening. The straight axle setup comes with everthing that's needed including brakes for $900. Saved me a gigantic pain the a** and a lot of money. The parts are easy and cheap to get if anything needs to be replaced. Ride quality won't be as good as the Mustang II, but I bet it will challenge the stock IFS. Heck they used the straight axle on a lot of vehicles well into the 1960's, still using them in some large truck appilcations today. It wouldn't still be in use if it didn't work.

              Looking for 1939-1940 Commander coupe running boards.

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