Roy's SWB Manx Pan - Ecotec

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TK Manx
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Roy's SWB Manx Pan - Ecotec

Postby TK Manx » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:03 am

Roy's plan details have changed several times over the period but he finally settled on building a custom pan to suit his Original Meyers Manx Buggy but getting it modified to fit a modern water cooled Chevy Ecotec Engine.

The donor pan was supplied by Roy in the form of an old hot rod project I believe he picked up on Craigs List.

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As luck would have it the body had been welded onto the floor pan meaning it had to be cut of piece by piece.

After several hours it was looking much more like a donor pan.

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With the ban bare and awaiting love it was time to work out what love it needed.

Roy sent us an old sand rail which had an Ecotec in it to use as a donor for the engine and a 094 transmission.

TK Manx
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Re: Roy's SWB Manx Pan - Ecotec

Postby TK Manx » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:11 am

Once the sand rail arrived we started taking measurements. If possible Roy wants to avoid cutting his fiberglass body and used Scott's Blue Manx as an example. The issue here was that Scott's Manx was built on a custom pan and not of normal dimansions.

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The ECotec hangs over the bell housing.

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Due to the fact that the transmission was a side shift Roy had it sent off to Rancho to have it rebuilt and converted to a Nose Cone Shift. Once back it was fitted up to a type 1 pan using the supplied brackets. Due to their design it was going to sit a little high.

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So custom brackets would be needed.

We were lucky enough to have a Meyers Manx Signature Series Buggy Body around to use in setup and soon found out that with a 3" lift kit fitted fiberglass was still going to be modified to clear the throttle body. The pan has been stretched 3"

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