There's a new (Marin County) Sheriff in town Feb 19, 2013 18:28:06 GMT -5
Post by sigmfsk on Feb 19, 2013 18:28:06 GMT -5
You were sure right!
Here's the lid, just flipped over to the left of the box, so that the hoses could stay connected:
The fact that I didn't remember that it was foam reassures me that this project is taking far too long (and I'm getting old and losing my memory).
I'll never get this car done at the rate of it taking one year to get an oil pan made. I'm thinking there's a lot to be said of having the car locally where I can go visit often and keep things on track. On track means - keeping things moving, and keeping things moving in the right direction (so that problems can be resolved before the entire oil pan gets fully welded incorrectly).
I think Industrial Chassis in Arizona would really fit the bill for Dodge Dakota suspension and anti-lock brake setup, but I'm thinking of checking out these guys:
They have an in-house dyno:
> With the installation of this dyno, we are going to get back to what we
> originally started building, bad ass street cars. Our goal is to provide
> the best possible street and race tunes needed for your car or truck.
> Stenod Performance can modify anything on four wheels, from classic
> muscle cars, corner-carving street cars or 6-second race cars.
> They are a full service performance shop specializing in the installation
> and fabrication needs of today's street and strip applications. They
> provide everything from installation of high performance components to
> full on chassis and turbo development for many of today's high
> performance vehicles to suit each owners needs.
> They have done a ton of work for Motown Muscle Members.
It looks like things have slowed down the last few years:
[post in 2011]
> last year when i got work done i really never had an issue getting ahold
> of him but this year its terrible.
> He has been working at Pratt and Miller 60hrs/wk. Shop is still open just
> not full time.
and back to original poster:
> Thanks Tom, we got my buddies car in there and he knocked the cage
> out in a week. he does great work.
They're local, and I think they'll be able to help setup the motor/trans mounting with a motor-plate, etc. And they might be able to help with the FAST XFI tune. And they might be able to do the suspension/brake setup to my liking also. Even if he's only working on it part time, at the rate of one oil pan a month, it will be 12 times faster than what I've got going currently.
And maybe he can be of help getting the motor mounted and such, and I.C. can still do the suspension/brake work. Options abound.