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Old 02-03-2004, 12:02 AM
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hi everyone. looking around here and there and viewing some of the great projects posted i've been really motivated to get back to my project. i have a kit car frame that was originally a part for a t-bird kit that has long been out of business. someone gave this to me and i have no manual or books with it and anywho to make a long story short i need mounts to drop in a 351. i have never even given this a second thought until i saw some of the awesome projects going on in here. my friend put a late model 350 into a '55 frame and had ordered this slick tube-like mount that fit neatly between his frame rails and i really doubt there is one available for my aplication. so do i rig up something from scratch or do i get the original mounts for this engine and slice and dice? my references show only how to construct solid mounts that bolt inbetween the water pump and block. while this looks pretty trick i don't want to go this route. so how do you guys tackle something like this? i don't really need indepth answers, just steer me in the best safest direction. i know without seeing the frame and knowing the measurements will make things more vague but thanks in advance anyway.

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I would go with the factory engine mounts and fab a cradle mount to attach them to ,i did this 25 years ago with a 389 in a 41 international pick up .
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dynodon, i was starting to give up hope. the more i thought about it, the more i figured using stock mounts would be the best way for me, exactly what you said. i'm still looking through my books for any hints in case i missed something but i don't think i'll find anything. rollcages, fuel cells, and hood scoops-i got tons on that. also looking through the knowledge base i found all kinds of frame related material so that was a bonus. thanks for your reply.
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and the funny thing was we put that engine in the truck in one night ,pulled the engine out of a 1969 gto ,held it in postion and started fabbing ,finished as it was getting daylight,and towed it home with a garbage truck useing the lift thing to tow it ,but we had the help of a great fabercater Jungle Jim was partying with us that night he built a few wild cars before he became a name in drag racing .Glad it helped you
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i had a revell 1/24 model of Jungle Jim's funny car. i just noticed it in your avatar. that was back in the 70's. everyone who knew cars knew him back then. and a good buddy of mine works as a garbageman and my frame is in his garage 6 miles away. hmmm........thanks for hint #2.
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Speedway Motors sells a complete line of adjustable tube engine and trans adapters along with the motor and trans mounts. check them out at speedwaymotors.com
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