V8 Staff

Front body panels removed.

Here you can see the bruised firewall. We decided to investigate further.


Lots of cracks and filler are lurking below…

Putting the engine back in place on Dirty Dingo mounts in the Detroit Speed subframe, we could see the clearance from the head to firewall was a bight tight.

The accessory drive seemed to fit well, even with the increased diameter crank pulley.

There’s room for the A/C compressor as well.

But the decision was made to do some work on the firewall to repair the damage and make a bit more room for the engine, as well as to clean up the A/C bulkhead fitting holes.

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