I went down to see Greg Leach at VMC today. I'm leaving the country for 4 months and won't be around to bug him or "Grumpy" for a while. He suggested that I take my engine over to John at Outfromt Motorsports for some mod's to my engine. The engine was originally set up for a VW transaxle and I'm using a Suby so the adaptor, flywheel, starter, and clutch assy. must be changed back. While there, they will weld in the Giant AN fittings needed to connect the coolant hoses from the radiator with AN hoses. When that's finished, Greg will pick it up and install it on the transaxle. Then it goes out for a custom stainless exhaust system once the IRS is fabricated and installed. After this comes the front suspension which the entire assembly will be sent out to a friend of Gregs who does this kind of work. Coil over shock and dbl wishbone style. The knuckles will be VW ball joint.
In the pic below, you can see that the rear frame has bee cut out and re-positioned using new 1&3/4" tubing that goes under the axle drive flanges. The rear frame cross member has been moved also to accommodate this change. The engine and transaxle supports are pretty cool too. There is a 1/4" steel plate on the rear of the transaxle now. This is most likely where the shifter cables will attach. This has "Grumpy" scratching his head a little but I think he's amped up about it because it's something different. He's a real Craftsman and has been doing this work for 19 years now so I am confident it will be done right. That's all for now.............Bruce