57 Chevy auto trans cross member
Hey guys, Thanks for taking time to help. I am changing out my two door hardtop 57 Chevy's original 3 speed on the column to a late model 350 turbo trans which will be on the column also. I already have a late model Chev 350 engine in the car mounted on the car's original front pin motor mounts. I got Danchuk to tell me what I needed to do the change over but the gave me no directions. My question is, will the original pin motor mounts be strong enough to handle the torque of the engine? This is a street car not a hot rod and will see no racing or hard driving. Also, I want to bolt the cross member on instead of welding. Is this a good idea and at what angle or special placement should the cross member have? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.