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klaus

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We visited Porter Race Cars shop ( Alan Pflueger Trophy Truck

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://race-dezert.com/skunkz/porter_a/index.html>Unlimited Class-A Car for South Africa</A>


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Jack

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Must be somthing special about the front glass they don't want to show.
 

dunerking

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Thanks for the new skunk stuff! That right hand drive would throw me off.But I guess it would be like a boat.

hit it hard
 

klaus

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the pedals are the same as ours clutch, brake, gas but the shifter is on the left...that would take some practice.
 

tkr

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is the shift pattern the same or reversed?

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martininsocal

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same shift pattern. only difference is the side you sit on. I used to do gray market car conversions and got to drive several right hand drive cars. It really isn't that hard to get used to.

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How does the rear end hook up with the transmission? does the driveshaft go at an angle to it?

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michael_loomis

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you are correct on the v-drive.

great work on the skunkz !!
 

Motorider

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I've got a question about the motor, is it only going to be supported by the plate at the rear? or are they going to install other motor mounts?
 

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There is probably going to be another plate that connects with the front of the engine. It would be silly to cantilever it.

Attached is a photo of Larry Ragland's Trophy Truck that has a similar mid-engine setup. You can see the motor plate holding the front of the engine up. I would assume the final Porter set up is going to look similar.

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John Bitting

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On Raglands truck it looks like its only held by the front of the motor. ?? The Porter plate is thick enough to suspend the motor.
 

Kritter

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"Thanks for the new skunk stuff! That right hand drive would throw me off.But I guess it would be like a boat."

Seems a lot like a boat...V drive, drive plate, right hand drive....

Looks totally bitchen none the less

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Porterrace

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only the buggy is right hand drive. Not the v-drive truck, and yes there are more plates that attatch the motor to the cage. We only use the real motor to build those not the mock ups. they attatch to the heads and each outer edge of the cage to turn the whole thing into one unit.
 

JrSyko

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It looks like you Chevy boys might finally start to see a Chevy in the winners circle. A Porter TT and Fearless driving, sounds like a winning combo to me...

Thanks for the pics John & Klaus!

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Thanks, I threw it up on the other thread too, but our website will be greatly updated here shortly. Check it out and let me know what you think.
 
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