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ellis8500
05-18-2009, 09:02 PM
I'm wondering if the battery box extends below the 27T frame rails. Also, can one use a firewall mounted brake pedal box/master cylinder instead of the under-body location? These questions relate to the idea of an under-the-car exhaust system.

B.C.
05-20-2009, 08:46 AM
The box goes below the frame a couple of inches. The brake can be moved although we have never done it.

Phoenixmsb
05-28-2009, 10:07 PM
If you are really worried about the battery box, just move the battery to the trunk and cut off the bottom of the battery box and reglass a bottom. As far as the brakes go, they are tucked out of the way and you have plenty of room to run your exhaust.

Just my 2 cents worth.

:cool:

B.C.
05-29-2009, 06:51 AM
We install the battery box after we build the floor so we could just leave the battery box off and then you would not even have to fill the hole.

VWBob
05-31-2009, 06:42 PM
We install the battery box after we build the floor so we could just leave the battery box off and then you would not even have to fill the hole.

So the "trunk" of the 27 body has a floor? Nothing indicates this on your site...just hinged and latched doors and trunk lid.

VWBob
05-31-2009, 06:49 PM
The box goes below the frame a couple of inches. The brake can be moved although we have never done it.

My question also...I intend to use a T-5 manual transmission...I'd like to use a brake/clutch master cylinder setup on the the firewall, AND an under the car exhaust system...

B.C.
06-03-2009, 09:43 AM
There is no floor in the trunk only under the mail body.

Track-T
06-05-2009, 04:13 PM
VWBob, If you go with firewall mounts plan real carefully. There is not much room
for pedals and clearance between valve cover to master cyl.

VWBob
06-07-2009, 03:15 PM
VWBob, If you go with firewall mounts plan real carefully. There is not much room
for pedals and clearance between valve cover to master cyl.

Understand!!!:D:D

Track-T
06-08-2009, 01:34 PM
hung my box from the rear frame crossover.
1/4" aluminum base and 3/16" aluminum side plates.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/TrackT/100_2122.jpg

Track-T
06-08-2009, 01:40 PM
not the best pic,but on the '27 there is barely room for the master cyl.
you could try the small duel units but i'm not sure of brake bore size would
be enough to stop well.
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/Track-T/100_0087.jpg

VWBob
06-09-2009, 09:27 PM
Well, I was going to use a 49-53 Flathead Ford engine...that would eliminate the engine clearance problem.

Then I found out how much a re-machined Flathead short block would cost, added the after market items...hell, I could have a 350+HP Chevy small block for MUCH less money...

Long story short...I'm going a very different direction...