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Old 09-07-2008, 10:43 AM
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Motor Mount Brackets

Switching out a Mustang in-line 6 to a 302V8. Motor mount brackets are $150/pair. Can you drill out a V8 bracket or take a V8 bracket and custom weld it or fit it onto a V6 bracket so the V6 bracket is still mounted to the frame? or does anybody out there have any motor mount brackets to accomplish this?

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Sure you can fabricate stands as long as you get the engine at the right angle and height. Whatever works..... we are hot rodders.

I'd change the stands and use the correct rubber mounts.
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there is an intermediate mount that you can use to convert the 6cyl stands to SBF mounts. best to use the correct stands IMO... of course I wouldn't swap the 6cyl out, I would build it up myself.. which I have done with my '67 Falcon, fully rebuilt 200 I6. .030 over. roller rockers, dbl roller timing chain, flat top pistions, aftermarket custom ground cam for turbocharger. added turbocharger ect...


anyway, other things you need to consider when swapping the 6 to a V8, are things like the steering box, spindles, rear end, and springs and also radiator.. due to the heavier weight of the 302 ( 200 I6 is only 350 pounds ).... because they did use a lighter duty steering box in the 6cyl ( I really don't know why, but it is ), so the 6cyl unit will stress under the heavier engine, springs is a given, and the lighter duty 4 lug spindles are a given, as well as the 7 1/4" rear.. the radiator outlet and inlet are too small for the V8, as well as being too small..

unless you have converted the car over to V8 other than the engine mounts, it might be cheaper to build up the 6cyl.. I have $4,000 in my engine alone, but I would have been over that, converting the car to V8 the right way, and getting a junk yard 302 and doing a light rebuild on it. and then I would only have 180 HP... altho my turbo 200 is not complete, I should be running 320 HP
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Matt, everything has been changed out for a V8, not sure about steering box yet. Everything is 5 lug, Ford 9inch heavy duty coils, extra heavy duty sway, just concerned about engine mounts, and is there any other car that has the same configuration or bolt pattern that we can use to swap the mounts? Doug
P.S. how can I verify if it's a V8 steering column? and steering linkage
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Matt, everything has been changed out for a V8, not sure about steering box yet. Everything is 5 lug, Ford 9inch heavy duty coils, extra heavy duty sway, just concerned about engine mounts, and is there any other car that has the same configuration or bolt pattern that we can use to swap the mounts? Doug
P.S. how can I verify if it's a V8 steering column? and steering linkage
the column is the same.. I'm not really sure how to tell a V8 steering box apart from a 6cyl box. I have heard the 6cyl box is smaller in size, but I really don't know... it is overlooked a lot of times, and many V8 conversions don't get the V8 box, but they should.

as far as other vehicles you can get the frame stands from.. '66-'69 Falcon 289/ 302 V8, Ford Maverick, V8, '66-'69 Fairlaine.. all use stands that will work
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