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Old 05-29-2006, 09:18 PM
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Front Engine Mount for 350 Chev

Help required on a Chevy 350 front mount bracket. A few months ago I saw a 32 ford coup with the engine mounted to a plate around the crank-shaft pulley. Does anyone know if there is a template around for this type of mounting?
This would solve the steering box problem I have with the clearance to the starter motor as we are Left hand drive.

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Old 05-29-2006, 09:49 PM
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I don't know of a template, but you're referring to an engine mount plate. Jeg's and Summit should have them. These plates are normally bolted directly to the chassis with no rubber mounts, but it would be easy enough to weld or bolt an angle bracket to them and use a rubber cushion between the frame and plate. I've seen that done before. There is to much vibration in a solid mount for a street car.
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Front Engine Mount for 350 Chev

Thanks for the reply. I am after a photo or dimensions so I can make the mounting plate as I'm from New Zealand and we don't have Jeg's and Summit here.
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Well, I can get you on a good start, but don't have dimensions. The plate bolts between the front of the block and timing cover. Strip the front of an old block then make a cardboard template. Cut out all openings and drill all bolt holes. You might need some longer bolts, but the plate can be 1/8" thick if it's made of steel. Bend a 1" lip 90 degrees forward along the bottom edge where it extends beyond the engine (on the sides where it sits on the frame). You can put rubber mounts on the lip, but gusset it on both sides of the bolt holes if you do. Make sure the timing gears fit correctly. You will likely have to cut out an odd shaped area where the timing gears and chain ride. Just put a very thin coat of sealant on the back side of the plate and bolt it on. I'd use a brush or spray on sealant, something like "Indian Head" brand gasket shellac (probably can't get that over there either...). Put the water pump and timing cover gaskets on the front.

To make sure the plate doesn't shift after in stalling, I'd install a couple short 1/4" bolts in the front of the block. Drill and tap any flate area. If you hit a water jacket or even an oil passage just make sure you use sealant on the bolts and that they are just long enough to go through. Those bolts aren't carrying the weight of the plate, all the timing cover and water pump bolts are. There's are enough of them you don't have to worry about load, but make sure you drill them the correct size and accurately. You can make the sides of the plate as long as needed.

This link has several different designs: http://www.martelbrothers.com/catalo...-1-c-1530.html

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1955-57 Chevies mounted off of those four lower bolt holes. The two brackets angled front and sat on rubber mounts that were on long bolts that went straight down to the crossmember below. It is kind of like an anti sway bar mount. Be careful of the one bolt hole that goes through into the fuel pump push rod. If using a flat plate and the original fuel pump be sure that they clear each other. Search the web for restoration pictures of a tri five Chevy and you'll see how small it is. Have fun,yekoms
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Front Engine mount

Thanks for all the info the photo was great. Now I can get the measurements from my engine and make one.
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Personally I would not use or fabricate a front engine mount that uses the timing cover bolts to mount it. There is no reason to do such a thing. The four mounting holes Chevy provided are more than adequate for the job.

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are u asking about the mounts that bolt to the engine if so i have a set on my project engine that im not gonna use
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Anyone have a pic of a 41-48 chevy car with a 350

Im looking for a pic of some front engine mounts on a 41-48 Chevy car that work!
I bought some from Chevsofthe40s but they are way to tall! I used a transmission crossmember from chassis engineering. To get the intake level I would have to put a 3 inch spacer on the transmission mount. Just wondering how other folks have done this without going to a M11 suspension.
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