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Old 03-19-2004, 06:50 PM
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ford 390ci engine mounts for mustang ???

can anyone help me please. i need a set of engine mounts and isolaters to fit a 390ci in to my 69 mustang, it a early 390 block with just two mounting bolts for each mount on the block rather than the later one that has four bolts, has anyone got some or can anyone tell me were to get some ?.
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first off, 68 was the only year the mustang had a 390, so start there, second, the mustang had totally different front suspension and front unibody setup with the big block from the smallblock. i dont know what year u have, but the 428 was also an fe engine block, and mounts should work from it to the 390
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Actually the 390 was available from '67-'69 and they all use the same frame mounts, I see them on E-bay regularly for less than $50 (I have a few pairs so am always checking prices). They are also the same for the 428CJ engines. The problem is the insulators. I''ll have to check, but I don't think the 3 bolt insulators that came on the later engines will work on the earlier 2 bolt block,but will let you know after I check the engines in the shop. If they do ,you can get those from a # of Mustang parts houses.
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Early FE (58/64) mounting pads;



Late FE (65/ ) mounting pads;



Don't come across this problem much anymore...
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Thanks for the link Gary, he'll be able to see it clearly. I thought the 2 bolt ones would take 2 of the 4 holes in the later mount, but had to look. Although it wouldn't be as stable it would hold under most conditions. While I have never used it that way , I know that several cars I've seen, have.
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Ain't no problem. I think (don't quote me on this) that FORD changed the mounting pads with the introduction of the FT Series (1964) for a more stable mount (even though most FT's had front and rear mounts according to the chassis application).

The mid-sixties GALAXIES only used three of the holes, so I think that it was changed for more choice in mounting to different frame configurations.

Below is a mid-sixties mount (don't notice the odd hole as it has been adapted for a 385 Series conversion).



Wonder if he could use this style using only two holes? Might set the engine lower.

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thank for all the info boys

thanks for all the info so far, things are looking a bit more promising now, i was begining to think i was not going to be able to use this motor after all, i have just spotted a set of frame mounts on ebay they are at 60 dollars at the moment, the only problem is going to be the weight for shipping, hopefully it looks like i can use the 4 bolt isolators it should not be to much of a problem to get these i hope, there is a set of the original isolators on the motor that came out of the galaxie, i wonder if i can use these ??, if anyone has a set of mounts and isolators they would like to sell me as long as shipping is not to much email me on chris.hudman@btopenworld.com
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