Now that the major repairs of the outriggers are completed I placed the body on the frame so that I can test fit the motor and transmission. My goal is the get the motor as far back and low as reasonably possible. I first cut about an inch off the bottom of the oil pan to get the motor as possible and not sit below the frame rails, I also trimmed a bit of the firewall so that I an able to slide the motor back. I might do a bit more trimming so that I can get it back another inch or so.
The Motor is a 1998 Pontiac series II L67 90 degree V6 with the Eaton Generation III M90 Supercharger that produces around 240 hp (180 kW) and 280 lb·ft (380 N·m) of torque stock. The L67 90 degree V6 is a little wider the the Chevrolet 60 degree V6 L32 but produces about 80 more horse power and torque but with a little work can reach over 300 hp.
The front cross member will need to be modified to clear the oil filter.
One of the big challenges is that […]