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Old 08-07-2011, 11:48 PM
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Installing a 460 in a Ranger chassis. 460 swap mounts for a Fox body Mustang will fit, but I'm about $100 to cheap out of the $160 price tag to buy them. I don't see where there worth it, and I think $60 worth of mixing and matching parts will get me where I need... The engine came out of a '75 Lincoln , and I have the saddle/ thru bolt mounts ( need replaced but there cheap ), which I'm thinking that I could use a solid motor mount for a Chevy ( Moroso 62515 ) as a frame mount, by bolting the mount to the crossmember, and connect that with a thru bolt to new '75 Lincoln passanger car mounts. I'll have to get the measurements of the Lincoln tomorrow... what is the diamater of the SBC saddle bolt?.. Any reason this won't work?

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:31 AM
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Now have new lincoln mounts.. Frame mounting will hopefully be 1974 Plymouth Barracuda V8 mounts with the rubber isolaters cut off, leaving the stamped metal clamshell.. If they measure out, they will work fine, but there also dirt cheap so it was worth a shot.
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If you have the simple fabricating tools, motor mounts are easy. Just do some good measuring and use slightly larger than necessary holes to give you a little tweaking. I think the Chevy bolt in question is 7/16 dia grade 8. About 4 1/2 in long and 1 1/4 thread length. I use a self locking nut and don't overly torque them.

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I can fabricate just about anything unless a lathe or mill is required. If the Barracuda mounts won't work as a frame mount I will fabricate a riser to fit the 460 thru bolt mounts.. I was able to figure out at the parts store, that the SBC thru bolt and the 460 thru bolt are the same 7/16" diamater, so the SBC Moreoso solid mounts would be perfect, but I'd like to use the local parts store.. The Barracuda mounts have a captive nut on the side that may be 7/16" also ( could be removed easy ), and they look like they will work once the rubber is cut off, but the parts store has no measurements and Jegs lists no data on the solid Moreoso version which is how I came across them
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:11 AM
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Plymouth mounts are perfect. There a little narrower than the 460 mounts, so it will need bushings/ spacers, but that also makes the engine setback adjustable.. Might need a riser to set the engine height correctly, but thats no big deal.
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