Hi allI am trying to fit a monte carlo bar to my 67 coupe but neither will fit, the straight one hits the top of the distributor and the curved one hits the AC pump, any suggestions?
BYOB...bend your own bar... as a sample.. got any 1/2" EMT and an EMT bender.???EMT is electrical metal Tubing.. that rigid stuff running out of the electrical boxes... easy to bend with a bender...this gives you a sample to create a thick wall tube version.. much harder to bend thick wall.. must use a real bender or have it done from your sample... i had a friend who was creating a tight fitting roll cage a LONG time ago.. he had gone through tons of pieces trying to get it really tight... i said.. why not use some of the spiral flex exhaust tubing.. it comes in 6 and 10 foot pieces in various diameters.. he was able to tack it to a base pad... bend it tight where he wanted it.. form fit it... then tack weld along the spiral tube to in 2 places in each twist.... yep.. took him a while.. even with a wire feed... man what a tight fitting cage.. he did think my idea of cutting a slot in the back inside of the A and B pillar to fit the tubing into and really really hide it was just too much.. as was my idea of slipping a length of it through the rocker panel.. and welding it in through predrilled holes.. my ideas for circle track racers with sections of roll cage tubing expanded with a hydro forming machine .. this flexible straw section shaped but with a guide tube inside thats welded in only on one end. .. this reduces G forces and absorbs the impacts with walls and other cars keeping the main part of the cage intact.. so the car is quicker to fix during the week.. this could be done with round tubing and with rectangle tubing.. all it takes is the proper shaped die to withstand the hydro forming pressures.. one of my AA/FC ideas was a hollow rear spoiler.. with an inner panel and an outer panel on the back.. the inner panel was attached to the top rear deck of the back of the body.. the outer panel attached to the tail light panel.. holes cut in the body between these would allow the airflow over the top of the rear spoiler to pull the burn out smoke out.. also the heat and air that gets trapped under the back of the body out during the run.. like a siphon.. i continued my idea as i formed it.. saying the panels will have to have a ceramic coating on the inside as when the engine fireballs . the flames coming out the spoiler will look like a peacock tail... at that point the car owner/crew chief.. balked at my idea.. just earlier in the year.. the driver had fire balled the car. burned off both chutes.. both rear tires.. put it into the catch net sideways at well over 100.. he jumped out as soon as it stopped moving.. yes there was video.. oh wait.. you did not ask for all that.. i think i must be tired..
Is your distributor stock? I have a 66 GT350 and its straight M/C bar clears my stock sized MSD Ignition 8579 - MSD Pro-Billet Distributors. The first one I ordered was larger and would not clear the M/C bar.
Distributor is not stock, I think I will go the bend your own option and retain the brackets either end, it doesn't need much to clear the distributor and surely a straightish one is much stronger than the curved one.