In reply to a message from Pete55Tbird sent Thu 3 Dec 2015:
Thanks for the compliments.
Plan is for a ‘‘period’’ race car. 1960 looks, with modern
power plant, transmission, suspension. Maybe solo time tr
trials and auto cross, can’t rule out a few passes at the dr
Working to stuff a 450+ inch Ford Windsor in it. 463 is
max with the Dart block and 4.25 crank. Going to pick up
the ‘‘mock engine’’ this week end from the machine shop. Likely
Likely will be backed with a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed.
Had been looking at the 6 speed automatics based on the
4L80E, more $, and I think most are still working on the e
engine braking issue with this setup.
Rear is a Ford 9’’ with 4:11 TruTrac. Rear suspension is t
three link, watts link, sway bar, coil overs.
Front is power rack and pinion ahead of the cross member,
which is presenting the challenges Ford power plant. Front al
also has coil overs and sway bar.
With luck engine and transmission mounts with be in before
the end of the year. Then the engine build will start in Janauary
The original message included these comments:
That is very impressive work. What are your plans for this
build? I like it. Pete
Clyde, '77 XJ12L, '60 MK2
Canton, OH, United States
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