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Old 09-19-2012, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for all the ahmm positve encouragement! I may not pursue - but looking at it still. The Greenwoods pushed back 12 inches and made do quite well. I'm pretty far down the track on some of the othe bits - and here are the headers - you'll note the forward tubes are the problem area for the R&P.
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We'll see how it plays out - pics will be included for sure.

Cheers - Jim

BTW - cool mod on the Spyder. A buddy and I traveled much of northern Spain in a 128 with 2 hot spanish chicks -- not much room - but a heap of fun...
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 PM
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Another idea would be to move it back just a few inches so that the balancer clears the crossmember and then lower it.. Dry sump oil pan, one of those super small diameter clutch/flywheels and a custom bellhousing. Theres got to be a few inches of room to bring it down without sacrificing ground clearance compared to a wet sump motor.
I would think enough aluminum up front could achieve similar weight bias results to moving the motor back a significant amount.
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This gives a good perspective of, 12" back, 5" over, 2" down. Check the a-arms to the front of the engine. Looks like its back to the edge of the windshield.



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Old 09-24-2012, 09:15 AM
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THAT is a serious VetteMod!
I like it ALOT!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:01 PM
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can't keep my eye off that kinsler crossram
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