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Old 07-14-2007, 09:26 PM
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318 in a 30's dodge truck

Has anyone put a small block mopar in a 38-46 dodge truck? im getting ready to do it. any advice on mounts wiring etc? pix would be apprecited

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Old 07-15-2007, 05:46 AM
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Don't have any pix of that particular install but the way I do that is to assemble an engine bellhousing and trans and set the whole works in the chassis where it needs to be..block it into place..my trans jack allows me to get the height right and then measure up for some mounts..

Most likely you will need to make some mounts that bolt to the engine and weld some kind of mounting tabs to the chassis..I think speedway has some of the old fashioned thru bolted rubber pads for the mounts..

Trans mount just has to be where it has to be so probably some kind of modification to the existing crossmember will be in order..

Once the engine is in place in the chassis it will be apparent just where things have to be..

Good luck..hope it works out for you..

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What a great little package in the 318. had a '68 SATALITE that absolutly flew stock. Should be a great build.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:33 PM
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Easiest way I've found is to buy or fab up a tubular crossmember for the motor and trans from round tubing. Install the stock motor mounts to the motor and stock trans mount to the trans and then use scrap metal to build from the mounts to the crossmembers. I'm showing a link to a photo just to show you the general principle. This happens to be a Volvo site, but it's the same principle no matter the vehicle. I've used 1 3/4" x 0.134" wall tubing and they have been plenty stout for the purpose. Anything in that general size and wall thickness should work fine. You can do this without bending any tubing. Just cut the pieces to size with angles where they meet each other and weld 'em together. The motor and trans should be pretty much in position when you make these pieces. Zero degrees front to rear and side to side on the carburetor pad with the vehicle chocked up at ride angle, raked, level, lowered in the rear or whatever. You can move the motor/trans to the passenger side of the engine bay to allow clearance for steering or whatever, as long as you keep the crankshaft centerline parallel with the centerline of the vehicle. Once you have the motor/trans installed, move to the rear of the vehicle and angle the pinion for 2 1/2 degrees up bubble.
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What year motor are you planning to use?

Are you planning on a carb, or EFI? I've got a few FSM's if you need help with the EFI.

What tranny?

It's a great motor, it should work fantastic in a hot rod. It's relatively light and small, and pretty easy to work on, with readily available parts.

For the mounts, I like simple poly bushings with a tube to the frame, similar design on the tranny x-member. It's not a traditional method, but it does handle the high torque loads pretty well, and they're cheap and easy to make up.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:35 AM
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I put a 360/727 in my 39 Plymouth sedan,the front end is the same as the trucks.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:22 AM
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i saw a good one for you yesterday.
56 packard v8 in a 28 dodge truck....still a work in progress...but was a cool piece.
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typical chevy hill jack. 90% of hot rodding society is SB CHEVY
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typical chevy hill jack. 90% of hot rodding society is SB CHEVY
What?? Are you referring to something in this thread? Nobody is even talking about chevy in this thread and you still find the need to make a ridiculous/meaningless post.

We all get it. You hate Chevrolet. Move on.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:47 PM
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