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Re: [T3] 65 Notch restoration update

On 14 Mar 2004 at 20:52, David Sanderson wrote:

> Anyhow, we found an excellent pan with 
> wheels, suspension (front and back), all for a great price. We drove 
> out today and picked up. It came with disk brakes not available in 
> '65 but we'll keep these. The car, after all, will be Matt's daily 
> driver when it's done so disk brakes would be a good thing, and 
> headrests?...  Anyhow, we've updated the website to share with you. 

> http://hkin.educ.ubc.ca/sanderson/Personal/Notch.htm

The disk brakes and tandem master cylinder will both be good things. You'll 
need a late tandem brake fluid reservoir to go with them, however. 

The rear subframe is IRS which is also good, but you may choose not to use it, 
because it lacks the support that your 65 engine needs at the rear of the 
tranny. You could switch to this system, but you'd need the rear engine mounts 
that would have to be welded to the sides of the notch body, and you'd need a 
late engine which had the drillings and crossbar to connect to those mounts, as 
well as an IRS type 3 transmission with the CV joints and axle half-shafts.

Personally, I prefer the late IRS rears, but there's a lot of stuff to change 
if you want to go this route.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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