20. With the engine and trans suspended in place, an angle finder was used on the flat surface of the intake manifold to ensure it was mounted 2-3 degrees positive, the angle matching that of the pinion, to ensure perfect driveshaft operation. Normally the engine would be negative and the pinion positive, but with the engine mounted so high in this chassis the angles were reversed.
21. The finished engine mount towers, fabricated from 3⁄16-inch plate welded in place.
22. The pedals are replica '39 Ford from Bob Drake, with a bolt pattern for both stock Ford and later dual Mustang master cylinder.
23. The trans mount was fabricated next, along with a loop to tie the crossmember together.
24. Fjastad Jr. removed the framehorns with a Sawzall in line with the front of the center of the crossmember, then boxed the open areas.
25. This aftermarket Vega steering box mount was modified by Fjastad Jr. using a bandsaw...
26. ...then mocked in place and a gusset added.
27. Another gusset makes everything strong. The Pitman arm locates through the framerail, as does the third mounting bolt into the upside down Vega 'box.
28. With the headers on the Flathead it's apparent there is plenty of space around the steering box. Because of the low chassis, we needed the Pitman arm to mount upward, and by flipping the Vega 'box we achieved this.
29. The rolling chassis uses 16x4-inch '35 Ford wheels with Coker/Excelsior 5.50x16 tires in the front and a set of Mike Curtis-widened 17-inch '34 Ford rims for the rear with Coker/Firestone 6.50x17 tires.