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Old 08-14-2005, 09:45 PM
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350 Motor Mount Options for 53 Chevy

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I am trying to figure out the best way to mount a 350 in a 53 Chevy 3100. It currently has a modified crossmember with front motor mounts (the guy that owned it before me made the crossmember out of flat iron and some odd mounts).

I have seen two types of motor mounts for the 350. One has a tubular crossmember that extends under the engine and uses standard motor mounts that bold to the side of the engine. (Found at www.brothersonlinestore.com )

The second type is sold by Jim Carter (http://www.oldchevytrucks.biz/catalog1/0050.html) It does not have the crossmember and will bold or weld to the frame on either side.

I'm going to be installing a rebuild 350 into the truck as my other motor is trashed. It isn't going to be anything special and should be around 250hp.

I have access to a welder and will be welding whichever mount to the frame instead of bolting it as I trust a weld more than some bolts. I just don't know what the best method is for attaching the motor mounts.

I'm sure that this has been discussed by others, but I didn't find it when I did a search earlier. Thanks ahead of time for the help guys. I really appreciate it.

The truck has a Mustang II front clip and headers. I can't think of any other important information for making the decision. If you need more info before giving me advice, just let me know. Thanks.

Josh

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You can't go wrong with the Brother's setup. They are available from a variety of aftermarket manufacturers and simply weld (and some bolt) in. Easy as pie and allows the use of stock motor mounts.
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Gotta agree with Centerline. That is the type I used on my 48 chevy p/u. Had to make a minor mod in the pipe to accomodate for steering but other than that they fit great.

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I would add a cautionary word to you about this swap. The V8 will fit nicely in the engine compartment but the exhaust routing on the left side can be troublesome as the stock steering box, mounted on the frame rails as it is, causes an interference. If you have performed a front suspension upgrade to IFS then no worries.
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Thanks for the great replies...

Thanks for the great replies guys. Your knowledge is much appreciated. I'll be ordering the new mounts within the month. I'll probably drive it with the fabricated ones in it for a while atleast. I may go ahead and give them a call on Monday and get them on the way so that I can get them in over labor day weekend...

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