#1: Motor mounts for Nailhead Author: Charlie Chops 1940, Location: Muskegon, MIPosted: Tue, Mar 06 2007, 9:33 pm Motor mounts for the nailhead in the '32 proved to be problematic. The mount pads are on the very front sides of the engine. At first I fabbed up some brackets that used common SBC side mounts, however the frame portion would have severely interfered with the cross steer set-up.
Then I worked out a pair of engine brackets that would use CE biscuit mounts. The base of these brackets were the steel base out of the stock Buick mounts. They were still attached to the engine, less the rubber portion, when I got it.
I got so busy on the frame brackets that I forgot to take pics until they were done. Since the drivers side needed to be right over the Vega box I made the uprights start inside the frame and slant up towards the engine, then made a piece vertical from the inner edge of the rail to tie the 2 uprights together. Finished them off with a curved piece and a flat top for the CE cushion to set on. The drivers side still needs the steering box bracket/adaptor welded in but looks essentially like the passenger side.
#2: Author: enjenjo, Location: Swanton, OhioPosted: Tue, Mar 06 2007, 10:46 pm Nice job. looks like the termites have been in your metal supply.
#3: Author: phat rat, Location: muskegon,miPosted: Tue, Mar 06 2007, 11:19 pm He's saving the shavings to get money from the scrap to buy more steel to drill more holes.
#4: Author: GPster, Location: Marietta, OhioPosted: Wed, Mar 07 2007, 8:44 am
phat rat wrote:
He's saving the shavings to get money from the scrap to buy more steel to drill more holes.
I use my hole saws to make holes like that. Then I save the pieces I cut out to increase my supply of 1/4" fender washers. That's my tech tip but no pictures. GPster
#5: Author: sirstude, Location: East Helena MTPosted: Wed, Mar 07 2007, 9:10 am Mighty Purdy there Charlie.
#6: Author: jaybee, Location: Kansas City, MOPosted: Fri, Mar 09 2007, 10:00 am Hey, a few artistic lightening holes really purty them things up! Nice work.