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Nice build!  

 

Granted that it's too late to presently matter, but have you considered setting the firewall back, to create more room in the engine-bay, and to set the engine even further back?  Given the plethora of fabrication-skills that we see on the Forum, I'm surprised that this modification isn't more common.

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8 hours ago, Michael said:

Nice build!  

 

Granted that it's too late to presently matter, but have you considered setting the firewall back, to create more room in the engine-bay, and to set the engine even further back?  Given the plethora of fabrication-skills that we see on the Forum, I'm surprised that this modification isn't more common.

 

That is a lot of work for not much benefit. You can already achieve 50/50 balance. With most engines, V8's in particular you can already put the engine behind the front axle. 

 

If you went through with it you would gain some benefit in say braking where you wouldn't be throwing weight past the front axle to some extent and in cornering the weight would be more centered, but you would also have a firewall that encroaches on the already small cabin.

 

Not to mention the extensive work it would take to either move everything back and make room for it which would include widening the trans tunnel, shrinking the already short drive shaft, moving the transmission mounts, the list goes on.

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