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Firewall Modification


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I wanted to share some recent work I've done on one of our own SCR cars.

The main goal with this modification is to either fit an M50/M20 or an M10 up to 3 inches further back and 2 inches lower in the engine bay, while still clearing distributor, tii brake booster, intake manifolds/ carbs, exhaust, etc.

The full project is viewable on our website...(flared/ pig cheeked car)

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Nigel Vincent

www.sports-car-restoration.com

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Mark, I used three peices, all hand formed from 20 gauge steel. The main wall with the "jerrycan" X reinforcement, the right side where the steering column and the brake booster attach (this was the most difficult peice to make) and the UK bulge delete/ "cab brace". The side wall of the engine bay down low where the frame rail meets the firewall/ floor usually dips inward. I created a brace in this area which follows the natural flow of the engine bay wall, making it double thick and deleting the protrusion created by the now cut out UK pedal box bulge...kind of hard to explain so check out the pic attached of this area. These three pieces along with the top of the new firewall and trans tunnel connection were seam welded and ground down smooth...Delicately grinding these areas is as important as the welds themselves.

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Nigel Vincent

www.sports-car-restoration.com

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