The inside of the car is fully gutted..gotta clean up some rust on the floor boards...and after pulling the whole dash out...i changed my mind haha im not going through everything to put it back in...a sheetmetal dash will be cool cause i can set all my gauges up and be able to use my srt gauge cluster.
Sold my srt yesterday..got some rims im trying to get rid of, then ill have the cash to build the motor and really get this thing moving!
Ok some more updates..this is just the motor mocked up on blocks, we are gonna start fabricating some mounts, but it seems like everything lines up the way we want it and should fit pretty good when we are done
Welll here we go with some more updates...had a nice full day and got alot done!
First off the trans mount had to go..when we got the car it was barely hanging on holding up the non turbo 2.2.....so we took the srt bracket fabed it up and are in the process of boxing it into the frame rail...right now its just laying in it but we are gonna weld it up and reinforce the hell out of it
Second off is the main mount on the passanger side...we have the bottom plate laying where the stock mount was..then poly bushings from Polybushings.com (which are awesome) and then a nice chunk of right angle i believe it aluminum...we used one of the existing bolt holes into the steel plate on the srt motor and just used a longer bolt..once the motor is out and we have room we are going to drill and tap a second hole into that plate...i think this came out really sick and should hold anything i throw at it
Last one for now is the top mount.....this was so easy its scary...this is the stock strut mount from the srt ...we just drilled two holes in the strut tower and the thing bolted right up....still dont believe how well it lined up right away
We are gathering some supplies to do the front lower mount, but it should be done hopefully this weekend!
NT, one point of concern I see; using the aluminum angle iron for your pass mount, is the aluminum heat treated to at least T-6? If not, get thee to a metalworks! If you can't get it heat treated, discard the aluminum and use steel. T0 aluminum will distort and flex rather quickly and end up cracking shortly. Mount idea looks good, I will probably use your idea when I build my SRT Daytona, but as an aircraft structural tech, I get leery of using aluminum in high stress areas unless I know it's been properly tempered after being worked.
And Hells Yes on the steelies...in fact, just trim up the wheelwells and use the SRT rims...after you get them powdercoated black!
I have had my 87 New Yorker for 3 years and now its time for a face lift! The motor will be a 89 2.2 common block with a 2.4 turbo PT cruiser head. Hoslet HX30w for the turbo, custom intake and exhaust manifold.
First I had to get rid of the only cancer on the car on the floor boards...
Anybody consider doing a sohc 16v hybrid if it's even possible it kinda seems easier to me and you would still be getting a better flowing head and better design with the intake in front which means alot easier access to get to the turbo and work on and they are alot easier to find around here...
Well over 2 years after I started this project Its finally in the car and running :) I still have lots of work ahead of me, mostly tuning and cleaning up the mess of wires and hoses under the hood. I def want to thank all the people who posted in this forum, I would never have been able to...
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