Tuesday, October 1, 2013
'50 Merc engine install...
Things have been crazy around here and I haven't had much time to update the blog. The machining side of the business has been non-stop causing a slow down on the car projects. We did manage however to sneak this '50 Merc in for a fairly straightforward engine install. Standard small block and turbo 350, nothing too special, but it is surprising how well it fits in.
The original transmission cross member was use but it had to be modified so that is would lower the transmission down about a 1/2". This allowed the floor pan to clear with amble room. The front engine mounts are just 1"x 2" tubing with a 1/4" thick gusset on the bottom side and will eventually be welded to the frame right behind the front cross member.
I'll post some finished pictures once we get it done.
Posted by Dave at Vintage Metalworks at 7:47 AM