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Old 11-18-2012, 08:20 AM
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engine crossmember

I am back to working on setting up my engine mounts, I have googled a number of images for this and I see some set-ups ( especially stock ) have an engine crossmember mounted directly under the engine and in many cases the mounts are bolted to this.

On my 52 Ford there or never was any such crossmember that I remember seeing.

Is this crossmember going to be necessary? I am concerned that there is a possibility that as the truck is going down the road the weight of the engine will want to cause the frame to twist at this point.

There is a factory very heavy crossmember located about 2 feet ahead of where my engine mounts are and the next one toward the rear is going to be the bolted on tranny crossmember.

Should I be concerned? This is a 1952 Ford F-7

F-8 would have been the largest I.E semi truck and the F-7 is not much smaller, I consider it to be something you would see used on the farm as a heavy duty do anything truck if that helps describe what I am working with.

Thanks again
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