My 1988 LFX F40 build. (Page 1/28)
Daryl M JAN 02, 10:42 PM
Since I finally have figured out how to post photos (I think), here is my progress so far. Most of these are mounting the engine/transmission to the cradle. The last few are the way I chose to get a VSS signal. Please be kind with comments. I'm old you know.
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Rickady88GT JAN 02, 10:48 PM
I would love to get my hands on a swap like this to help out. I envy you for your project.
Keep posting pictures for people like me who just love to see this stuff.
Daryl M JAN 02, 10:51 PM
Ok, so the pictures are small. Don't know why, but I will figure it out so future updates will be bigger. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Daryl
Rickady88GT JAN 02, 11:00 PM

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Originally posted by Daryl M:

Ok, so the pictures are small. Don't know why, but I will figure it out so future updates will be bigger. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Daryl



I would recommend that you ether replace the entire forward section of the cradle were your engine and transmission mounts are. OR at a minimum "box it in" by welding a thin plate of sheet to the bottom side. This boxed in section will stiffen the cradle to help it deal with more power. That section is a weak link in the cradle, and any cuts and material removal weakens it even more.
The rear section has it's own issues, but is harder to replace.
I have even seen a few of these sections cracking at the transmission and motor mount hols. Those sections are double thickness and still cracked.

[This message has been edited by Rickady88GT (edited 01-02-2019).]

Daryl M JAN 02, 11:57 PM
Although I did not box in the area, I did reinforce the areas that looked weak. I also plan on fabricating a better top mount to replace the dog bone.
wftb JAN 03, 09:14 AM

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Originally posted by Daryl M:

Ok, so the pictures are small. Don't know why, but I will figure it out so future updates will be bigger. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Daryl



I just click on a picture and it takes me to your hosting site with a full size pic.Works fine , great progress so far.
Daryl M JAN 03, 02:31 PM
Thanks. I haven't done anything car related in 20+ years. Retirement drives one to extremes I guess.
Raydar JAN 03, 07:53 PM
Nice build, Daryl. I've been following on FB, and your posts on here too.

I was thinking about doing this swap, but I'm not able to fabricate.
Probably will end up doing a 3900 instead, since it's more of a bolt-in.
pmbrunelle JAN 03, 10:31 PM
It seems strange to go from working 5 days a week to stopping cold turkey... must be a shock.

My mom is doing a progressive retirement spanning a few years, so she's getting weaned off work slowly.
Daryl M JAN 06, 07:50 PM




Over the last few days I have been figuring out the exhaust. Wish I was a better welder, but I am getting better.