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Old 10-08-2020, 03:44 PM
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can't tell from the pics of the ports, if you spray a little penetrating oil in there the aluminium won't stick to the carbide.

are you sure you don't want the big block in the Crosley, and shoot for some 10.10 et's?
Thanks for showing as interest in my project, bluenorther.

Nah, I don't want to go that quick anymore. More fun for me trying to squeeze performance out of the Jeep 6.

I have some single flute cutters that don't load up. I can't take the entire lump out because I'll grind through the top of the port. Already cut through one of them. Probably will take 4-5 hours to do the job.

The Big Block is ready to come out of the Bantam except for the bell housing bolts. Gotta take some of the floor out to get to them.

Finished the first coat of blue on the rear end.
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Old 10-10-2020, 07:38 PM
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Nothing too exciting. Final coat of blue on the rear end and assorted bracketry. Spent a couple hours grinding welds left over from the brackets I cut off the frame. Only a few hours more and that dirty job will be done.
The Big Block is all disconnected and ready to pull out of the Bantam. Odie just has to show up with the money.
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:52 PM
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:02 AM
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A little bit at a time will get it done.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:09 PM
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More chassis painting going on.. and on... and on.

While measuring for the Jeep engine install I discovered the pinion is offset two inches to the passenger side. With a 23" driveshaft that could create u joint bind. In reading and watching You Tube presentations I concluded it is best to install the engine and transmission 2" to the passenger side to maintain straight alignment. If I remember correctly, I ordered the rear end from Currie with the housing centered so it would look symmetric from the rear. Wrong move, apparently. This might be the cause of the ill handling the Crosley exhibited.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:38 PM
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More chassis painting going on.. and on... and on.

While measuring for the Jeep engine install I discovered the pinion is offset two inches to the passenger side. With a 23" driveshaft that could create u joint bind. In reading and watching You Tube presentations I concluded it is best to install the engine and transmission 2" to the passenger side to maintain straight alignment. If I remember correctly, I ordered the rear end from Currie with the housing centered so it would look symmetric from the rear. Wrong move, apparently. This might be the cause of the ill handling the Crosley exhibited.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:56 PM
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I don't see how the pinion not being centered would cause it to handle bad. Most pinions aren't centered from the factory. Misaligned, I could see that.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:47 PM
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I don't see how the pinion not being centered would cause it to handle bad. Most pinions aren't centered from the factory. Misaligned, I could see that.
Just speculation on my part. The left to right positioning of the pinion is 2 " off the centerline of the chassis and of the engine and trans. I haven't measured the angle (nor can I now that it is disassembled) but with the short driveshaft it is a pretty good angle. Combine that with the u joint having to work up and down and you have the u joint working at an angle in two planes. The Crosley started behaving badly at half track at over 100 mph where little errors can result in significant handling problems.

So far, that's the only thing I can find wrong with the chassis set up. I am learning a lot more about setting up a four bar rear suspension so when it all goes back together it should be square and true and adjusted properly.
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I am learning a lot more about setting up a four bar rear suspension so when it all goes back together it should be square and true and adjusted properly.[/QUOTE]

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Old 10-14-2020, 07:58 PM
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The frame is purty Bob.

I off set the engine/transmission on our Willys to match the set up that the Dakota donor had. Old Iron spotted it in one of the frame pics I posted and it is noticeable looking at the motor under the hood. But I can live with that if it all plays nicely together..

I just felt there was too many angles going on with the engine centered. Plus it gave us more badly needed room for the vacuum booster and steering. And We were able to use the fuel tank under it from the donor. It seems like it was all part of an engineering plan. It all made for a pretty easy build really.

I'll be watching as usual
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