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Old 16th-April-2017, 09:37 PM   #1
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Crossmember for a T56 in 66 hardtop

I just finished installing an LS3 and T56 in my 66 hardtop this weekend. Can you recommend a crossmember that works with the least amount of fabrication? What did you use? Thank you! Brian


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Old 17th-April-2017, 06:02 PM   #2
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I made a few calls... American Powertrain has a brand new modular crossmember designed for early Novas. It should be available to order middle of next week.


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Old 17th-April-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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Are you happy with the speedway clip? Anything you don't like? I need to order a clip asap.
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So far so good. I haven't tried to re-install the down tubes that connect to the firewall and clip now that the engine is in. I'm concerned there is not enough room once the accessory drive is installed.


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Old 19th-April-2017, 03:06 PM   #5
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What do the upper spring pockets look like? Is it just a flat plate with a hole for the shock? Or is there a piece of tubing welded in that goes inside the spring or maybe outside?
I've seen some people bitch that they are noisy. What I was wondering is if a guy could put a polyurethane upper mount/spacer on top of the spring.
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I'm almost certain it's just a flat plate as you describe but I can look again and confirm. I haven't been able to drive it yet so I can't comment on noise.


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Old 20th-April-2017, 12:36 AM   #7
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I appreciate that! I'm not sure a little noise would bother me anyways lol. What size are your front tires?
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255/35 on 18x9 wheels



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Do you think I will have troubles with 17x9? I'm worried the smaller wheel will rub the control arms on tight turns. I have no clue how much room is in that area though.
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