Ford Fairmont & Mercury Zephyr Owners and Enthusiast

Scince : Jan 1st/2001 Orig.Fairmont 302 Forum Scince: Nov 8th/2008
 
HomePortalCalendarGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Like/Tweet
Latest topics
» Keep it or Scrap It ?
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:07 pm by Fairmont_Jeff

» 2016 Projects Thread!
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:09 pm by Stymees'mont

» 2015 Project Thread!
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:22 pm by ZephyrEFI

» For Fairmont on the Road Course Videos...
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:03 am by ZephyrEFI

» My Zeph 2015
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:47 pm by ZephyrEFI

» what years to avoid emissions equipment?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:09 pm by fangar150-ex

» yoooohooooooo
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:49 am by fangar150-ex

» 2014 Projects Thread!
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:37 pm by ZephyrEFI

» '78 and '79 Fairmont and Zephyr ES
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:41 pm by ZephyrEFI

September 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
CalendarCalendar
Affiliates
free forum

Similar topics

Share | 
 

 k-member spacers

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: k-member spacers   Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:17 pm

Here's a simple mod to gain some extra hood clearance. It also corrects engine geometry on the bigblock cars.


Back to top Go down
View user profile
Futurama

avatar

Posts : 376
Join date : 2008-11-12
Age : 38
Location : ft worth texas.

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:39 pm

that looks like alot of work. what did you do? cut some subframe connectors in half and weld them up?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:05 am

No. The spacers are made out of 2" square tube.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:08 am

I chose to weld my spacers in...I don't plan on returning this car to stock, but they don't have to be welded.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Stymees'mont

avatar

Posts : 404
Join date : 2008-11-08
Age : 44
Location : Minnesota

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:13 am

what does your rear mounts look like on the k-member and trany ?
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://fast-fairmonts.weebly.com/index.html
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:50 am

Rear k-member mount is also a piece of 2" square tube...I'll take a few pics this week. The stock trans mount will work, however, I'm doing a 460 c4 combo, so I may have to alter mine slightly. I'm hoping that I can keep this particular combination under the stock hood. I'm only using a torker 2 intake. Most other intakes would require the use of a cowl hood or a scoop.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:13 pm

Stymees'mont wrote:
what does your rear mounts look like on the k-member and trany ?
Here is what the rear k-member spacers look like.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ybuy4n

avatar

Posts : 78
Join date : 2008-11-17
Age : 46
Location : fort worth texas

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:02 pm

im planning on doing this same mod to my mont for the windsor to try and keep my stock flat hood.ill keep this thread handy.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:44 pm

ybuy4n wrote:
im planning on doing this same mod to my mont for the windsor to try and keep my stock flat hood.ill keep this thread handy.

Quite honestly... It's the only way to get a decent intake to work under a stock hood. Also, you don't have to drop the entire k-member out to do the mod. Sometimes it's easier to do one side at a time to make sure everything lines up correctly. What I do is fit one side at a time, make sure everything lines up and tighten the bolts.Then weld if you choose to do so.
Attatched are a few pics of me playing around with carb spacers. It's not 100% accurate because of the void between the center of the hood bracing. I might be able to get away with a 1" spacer and a nitrous plate with a drop base air cleaner if I choose.

no spacer



1" spacer



1 1/2" spacer

Back to top Go down
View user profile
ybuy4n

avatar

Posts : 78
Join date : 2008-11-17
Age : 46
Location : fort worth texas

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:39 pm

your car is going to be a wicked ride once you have all the bugs sorted out.I was looking over your broom handle/stick pictures;the hood has a slight bow in it for some more clearance.Imshowing your referance photos to my fab guy to give him an idea on exactly what i want done.A Windsor with the 2" spacers and a set of solid motor mounts SHOULD clear enough to keep my stock flattie.Im also looking at doing a dual plane intake;because after extensive reading to determine whether i should do that or the single plane,ive found that the only real gain is above 6500 rpm's.The minimal amount of time that i would be visiting that range would be not be worth the money spent.Thanks for the very helpful and informative post.I would have either spent the extra money on a cowl hood(dont want),or cut an unsightly hole in the hood.I really enjoy the semi stock appearance that my car has retained for now.If you make any more progress on your car,please post pics.thanks , karl. bounce bounce bounce
<---------impatiently waiting for more pics!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:55 pm

Karl, I've been posting pics of my header build here.....
http://fairmont302.aforumfree.com/photo-album-f4/my-1980-z7-turbo-t49-15.htm
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Futurama

avatar

Posts : 376
Join date : 2008-11-12
Age : 38
Location : ft worth texas.

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:21 pm

karl do a ported weiand stealth intake. lots of torque, you will like it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:36 pm

[/quote]I really enjoy the semi stock appearance that my car has retained for now.[/quote]

Karl, I couldn't agree more. I've since ditched my centerlines in favor of painted steel wheels, and possibly dog dish hubcaps...not sure about the hubcaps yet.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Futurama

avatar

Posts : 376
Join date : 2008-11-12
Age : 38
Location : ft worth texas.

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:48 am

i like my 80's hot rod look. i just need a mullet to look right while racing it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Aug

avatar

Posts : 225
Join date : 2008-11-18
Location : Altoona, PA, USA

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:14 pm

How do those spacers affect the handling of the car? I'm sure that you aren't all that concerned, since it's probably more of a straight line machine, but I can't help but think that it would have the geometry all sorts of screwed up.

I always wanted to get a set of plain, old style (four really big spokes), steel wheels in 15 or 16x7 or 8. I'd have to make sure the middle was right so that the factory dog dishes would still fit.

Later,
Mike.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
z7turbo

avatar

Posts : 243
Join date : 2008-11-16
Age : 47
Location : Toledo, Ohio

PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:05 am

Aug wrote:
How do those spacers affect the handling of the car? I'm sure that you aren't all that concerned, since it's probably more of a straight line machine, but I can't help but think that it would have the geometry all sorts of screwed up.

Contrary to what most people think, the spacers actually correct driveling angularity in a bigblock car. They also correct the center of gravity by allowing the engine to sit lower in the engine bay, actually improving handling....sure it's going to be a straight line performer, but I don't care for school bus like handling either. Here's a link where I got the idea from. http://bigblockfox.com/
By using the spacers, most people can get away with running a stock hood or a small scoop, depending on the intake they choose.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: k-member spacers   

Back to top Go down
 
k-member spacers
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» WTB 5x114.3 5mm slip on spacers
» Steering rack "spacers" *
» WTB SR5 Third Member Differential
» 15mm Bolt on spacers
» AGN Golf Member

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Ford Fairmont & Mercury Zephyr Owners and Enthusiast :: Photo Album :: Photo Album-
Jump to: