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    storm motor in a gen II chassis

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    storm motor in a gen II chassis
    Posted by cool storm on Monday, January 7, 2013 10:10 PM

    This is probably old news to some, but for others that are thinking about it, the storm motor is all but a drop-in for a gen II XCR.  I am not dumb, you all are thinking "why would you pull out an XCR based motor for a storm setup. Well I wanted to have my cake and eat it too. I bought the sled for the motor to go in my purpose built drag sled but still have a cool trail sled. The 2001 XCR 800 has an M10 and now a storm motor.  The only thing that requires some ingenuity is that the steering bellcrank will hit the water manifold at the bottom of the case in front. You need to bend it down just a little, and put 1/4 aluminum between the case and motor mount straps to shim the motor up just a bit. Those two changes produce the clearance that is needed and results in a 12 inch CTC on the clutches. The other thing is the wiring harness plugs are all the same.  The motor straps from the XCR are used on the storm motor and all the bolt holes line up. We then drilled out the motor mount holes on the bulkhead itself from the stock 3/8 to a 7/16 course thread bolt to eliminate breaking bolts like the stock setup was prone to doing. also we found the the PSI modblaster pipes from a wedge chassis fit perfectly. The only adjustment is to shorten the hose that goes from the thermostat housing to the water manifold in order to clear the clutch cylinder silencer. Other than that it is pretty much a drop-in.   

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