Sourced a decent 221 Flatty and crank for the E-rod and brought it home:
Being a one-man show is hard on the back!
Working hard to get the front end situated... here I'm going to cut off the existing
front cross member - with the downward bow in it, and replace it with a straight
piece I fabbed from a F150 tyranny cross member.
With a temporary hold made of some old angle iron to hold the frame rails in place,
I ground out the factory rivets then drove them out with the air-hammer.
The cut-down F150 cross member fit like a glove -
And the leaf spring set-up slid right in -
The angle finder helps keep the frame rake in check.
However, the rear-end as mocked up with drums on the axle-ends,
so I'll have to make allowances for that once its on tires and wheels.