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Old 05-22-2013, 06:45 PM
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I have a g body frame that I'm looking to put a 350 on. The person who owned the truck before me (48 Chevy) placed some spacers between the clam shell mounts and the frame (pics attached).

I'm looking for a better solution than what the previous owner did.

Any suggestions for spacers / engine mounts?
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as seen as g bodys came with chevy small blocks..
that could be for a few things
1) to move the engine back a few inches for clearance with body
or #2 the 350 he used has a truck oil pan and he needed to move it up and back..
or #3 he didn't want to build another driveshaft..

or #4 hackie hackie,butch butch..

edit, looking at the truck ramhorns, he move it back to clear the engine crossmember with the exhaust pipe..

so my guess is it was cheaper to make the mounts than get new exhaust man and oil pan for a car chassis
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I'm considering adding headers myself, so moving the engine back a bit makes sense. Should I stick with the clamshell mounts with new energy suspension bushings or is there a better design?
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I would use the stock clamshells. The holes are already in the frame. You just need to find out which holes are the ones to use. Maybe they did not use the right engine brackets for the clamshells. You can use the ramhorns with the bend on the bottom and they will fit.
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I have a g body frame that I'm looking to put a 350 on. The person who owned the truck before me (48 Chevy) placed some spacers between the clam shell mounts and the frame (pics attached).

I'm looking for a better solution than what the previous owner did.

Any suggestions for spacers / engine mounts?
The spacers were used to raise the engine ,for a better look ,and much eaiser to work on ,Change plugs ,etc. with an S10 frame or a n G body clip in a AD truck ,engine sits really low in chassis looks bad hard to service, I also have a G body clip m85 Monte Carlo SS in a 53 Chevy p/u ,the small block looked really low so I changed to a big block ,it fits really good with Sanderson Cast iron headers. for the small block ,a set of shorty block huggers work great, looks like you have a great start ,Good luck with your build. this photo shows my frame mounts ,,seen to be same location as yours ,,not a good photo,
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Thanks for the info. I have plenty of space to raise the engine, so I think I'll keep the height while using a better spacer idea.
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I tried to post a better picture ,but it will not print.
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I don't know what's involved with putting a 48 Chevy truck body on a G body frame. You can use 72 Chevy truck ram horns on a SBC in a G body. They sell the truck ram horns brand new for $89.00 for both with free shipping. I tried 2 different style headers on a G body with a 4 speed and I could not get them to work.
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