Well....here goes all or nuthin.

Pete

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This DRB #83. The engine is a 4.6 supercharged Cobra. The tranny is the Ricardo. I should be fitting the engine /tranny in a couple of weeks.

Pete
 

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Randy V

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Both feet in eh Pete? :)


That car is going to be a nice mild mannered sleeper while cruising around town - but when you get on it - it will scream like a banshee!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

Ron Earp

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That would be my engine and transaxle but it will not fit in my car. Good choice.
They do fit I think - I am pretty sure there is a SPF with a mod motor Ford in it on this forum or passing through my email some time ago. Not sure on the transaxle though.

Good luck with the installation and I look forward to seeing your thoughts on the blown mod motor.

Ron
 

Jack Houpe

GT40s Supporter
I agree, there were some pictures of a modular motor sitting in the tub of a SPF on the forum a year or so ago. I think the project was in Arizona. Doe anyone know an update on it?
 

Pete

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Thanks guys,
That's right Randy. Finally get to work on this beast. I decided early on I could make this combo work. The DRB chassis was designed to handle up to the 5.4 non supercharged. I accepted the fact I was going to need to modify the chassis. I'll also be able to move the engine/tranny forward about three inches. I'm fabbing an engine lift bar as we speak to aid in the install.
 

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Cliff Beer

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Wow Pete, that's a monster combination.

Nothing wrong with a little transaxle poking out the back so long as you can get the CVs in a reasonable position obviously.

You're in the NW USA? Anywhere near Seattle (where I am)?
 

Pete

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Hi Cliff,

It so happens I needed to move the engine forward in order to align the CVs. By doing so allows no poking out the back. I happen to be in Maple Valley,WA right down the road from Steve26.
 

Cliff Beer

Supporter
Jack,

Around 800 lbs. I'll have to put a lot of lightning hole in the chassis.:rolleyes:
Yeah, and some lightning stripes air brushed down the sides too!!

Unfortunately, I missed the last NW GT40/Cobra gathering a few weeks back (four kids under 5 can be distracting....). I'd like to host a gathering at my place next summer as I have a new/large garage with two lifts and all kinds of cool stuff to make it a fun event. In the meantime I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your build!

Cheers!
 
Pete:
That looks like a dynamite setup, I will be interested to see how the exhaust fits up on that puppy.
Looking forward to oncoming posts on your project.
Cheers
Phil
 

Pete

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Thanks Phil,

I have seen other Australian DRB cars with the 5.4 on this forum. I don't think the exhaust will be a problem. Famous last words...."all you gotta do is..."


Pete
 

Pete

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Okay, so here's the first stab trial fit. The variable is the Ricardo at this stage. I need and have two inches of clearance to set her in. I will need to move a cross beam as assumed for the bellhousing area.

Pete
 

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Jack Houpe

GT40s Supporter
Pete, are you going with the original 4.6 ECU or a stand alone unit like Electromotive or Fast? Nice that you can put a flat panel on the engine firewall, the modulars are shorter.
 

Cliff Beer

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Pete, looks like your transaxles output is pretty much right in line with the hubs. You could probably be OK with an inch or two of off-center if it meant not catching your hairdo in the pulleys on the front of the engine....
 
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