My motor progress is actually fairly in a positive direction at this time!!! We did mate the trans and motor together the other day to check out clutch disc hub and pilot bearing holder clearance, and I'm pleased to say that there is hope!!!!
We found that by taking a standard Chevy 10.5" disc, and flipping the inner hub around 180 degrees, that all will fit into this config with no machining required!!!
My clutch shop said that this was a fairly standard operation to do and would not contribute significantly to cost of a disc. Cost is more a factor of what type of lining you have installed.... standard... or Kevlar.
When I get all the details crunched and munched, I will pass it on!
On a different note, Vance, a Goose owner from southern TX, asked me about chassis stiffening mods that many owners have been touting on cars for sale.
I have never seen anything on this subject (yet) so can claim to know nothing..... for real this time! Have any of you out there seen any info on this or know of where to look for this info???? Had it done to your cars????
Vance has his car totally apart and is ready to do floorpans and rockers, and would like to know of any other mods that can be made to help tighten the car up a bit!
Please respond directly to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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