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Old 11-23-2005, 03:01 AM
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Model a Front Crossmember

when putting a SBC in a Model A is it safe to cut the area where the stock motor mounts connect to the cross-member completely out or just around the dampener on the Chevy engine when it is installed. i hope my question makes sense.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:07 AM
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I usually trim the entire piece. Then grind edges smooth. Makes for a clean install and is plenty strong.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:03 AM
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I guess I don't completely understand what you are asking. On my model A the only cross members I have are the one that holds the front spring and the one that has the trans mount on it. My 350 engine is mounted with side mounts welded to the frame rails that I boxed in full length.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:29 AM
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Stock model 'A' Ford front crossmember has a large flange/lip that runs across the back side. It takes up space and doesn't look good with a modern engine.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:50 AM
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I used a aftermarket 32 style crossmember from The Deuce factory for the front on my model A it the front leaf spring mounts to it as well as the radiator and grill shell. The cross member for the trans mount I bought from Total Cost Involved. The deuce front crossmember does not have a lip and it looks good. The side motormounts that I used I got from So-Cal. Im using a Chassis Engineering dropped axle with 37 style spindles with 11 inch Chevy disc brakes and a Posey's spring.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:51 AM
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The spring and radiator fit the same on a model 'A'. After trimming, the 'A' front crossmember looks similar to the 32.
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FWIW, I used a front crossmember from California Custom Roadsters that raises the spring mount and causes the front to sit a couple of inches lower...I think that I paid around $60 for it...But then I suffer from CRS
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