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Old 02-15-2007, 05:51 PM
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hi everyone.I think I told you all that i was working on a 57 chevy pickup
project. the problem I am having is I am installing A chevy 350 ci engine
in the place of the origional six cylinder engine. I need to know the diminsions
where to put the new motor mount crossmember so the HEI dist does not hit
the fire wall. Any help sure would be appreciated.

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:34 PM
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I do not know any specific measurements or demensions. You have the truck and the engine ...so all you need is a tape measure. What I would do would be to lower the engine into the truck and mock it up. Thats the way that I have always had to do it. That way you can see how close your fan is going to be to the radiator and you can see your clearence on the firewall and your distributer etc. I do know that it needs to be about 3 degrees sloped or slanted to the rear of the engine to level out the plane on the intake where the carb mounts.
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Might find somebody who's done it at http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/ . There's a section for '47-'59 trucks.
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Be sure the truck is sitting on the correct rake or level or wherever you're gonna run it before you nail the motor in it, then place your level on the carburetor mounting pad of the intake manifold and level it out front to rear and side to side.
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