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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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tdskip
Tom Deutsch

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Modify front crossmember or battery shelf?
Posted by: tdskip
Date: October 03, 2016 08:35AM

Hi guys - decided to use a Nissan SR20DE and marchingn5 speed,

Have it basically fitted, transmission tunnel is going to be OK but I need to make a decision on modifying the front cross member or the battery tray. The Nissan engine has a front mounted sump and I have. Kt come across good options for reversing it.

The pro / cons that I can see, but please take me to school here, are;

- while it can be done messing around with front crossmember opens up suspension and steering and strength issues
- battery tray seems like an easier area to modify as I on,y need about an inch of clearance and I was going to relocate the battery to the trunk anyway
- I believe I can cut the battery tray in a way it could be put back to stock and if not those parts are available anyway whereas the front crossmember is a different kettle of fish
- modifying the battery tray allows me to use the stock radiator location and mounts

Any ideas or coaching for me?

Thanks!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Modify front crossmember or battery shelf?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: October 03, 2016 08:54AM

Hey Tom, what car is this? A TR6?


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Modify front crossmember or battery shelf?
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: October 03, 2016 02:01PM

Battery shelf for $200.00 Tom!

It lets you set the engine back for better weight balance and you avoid all the suspension pitfalls.

Cheers
Fred


tdskip
Tom Deutsch

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Re: Modify front crossmember or battery shelf?
Posted by: tdskip
Date: October 03, 2016 04:06PM

Sorry guys - TR4a.

I think so too Fred, thanks for the confirmation.


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