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Old 01-31-2008, 10:50 PM
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Motor Mounts ?

I Am Puttimg A 455 Buick Motor And Trans Into My 1954 Buick Special . I Have Been Trying To Find The Specs So I Can See What Kind Of Motor Mounts I Need To Buy To Fit My 455 In . The Car Has The Original Nailhead In It . Also I Dont Know If I Will Have To Cut The Drive Train Down To Fit Any Help From The Pro's Would Be Greatly Appreciated ...


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I do not expect that there are any mounts "you can buy" that would be a bolt in for that combo..Mounts most likely will need to be fabricated...set the engine and trans into place and get it blocked to exactly where you want or need it to be and then do some measuring to see just what may work..I sometimes wind up with using the stock engine side mounts and making up and welding in chassis side mounts that adapt to the engine mounts..(hope you follow what I am saying here)..A new trans mount bracket will probably need to be made as well..

Takes some welding a fabricating skills to do this which you can acquire if you like..

As far as the drive-line is concerned a decent shop can make up a drive-shaft with the trans yoke on one end and the axle yoke on the other..and of the correct length..

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Do yourself a big favor and get these books from Amazon or some other source. There is way more to be covered in a swap than motor mounts and driveshaft.

http://www.amazon.com/Engine-Swappin...2093349&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-...2093349&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Engi...2093582&sr=8-4
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