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Old 07-01-2006, 09:57 AM
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Motor Mounts For Camaro Clip In '57 Chevy Truck

I am researching what to do about motor mounts. I was wondering if anyone has used the stock camaro mounting points for the engine location. If not, why not? Does this postion the engine to far forward? This sure would be easy and would put the engine in the engineered position for the subframe. I am just trying to learn for others who have "clipped" their 55-57 chevy truck.

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Old 07-10-2006, 07:49 AM
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I believe the engine would end up in the wrong place ...
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I have seen the stock mounts used,the engine sits very low in the compartment,it may handle better but it was hard for me to lean over and work on the motor.I ended up putting 2 inch spacers to bring the motor up.Good luck,Johnny
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Thanks Johnny, I have followed this advise and moved the motor up a few inches...
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Things to check:
1. Ability to pull the distributor without firewall interference.
2. If running a mechanical fuel pump, check interference with cross member. I had to notch mine for clearance.
3. If running full length headers, install engine at a height that will keep the tubes off the tarmac (above the bottom frame rail surface)
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A woman one of my sisters used to work with, her husband did a Camaro sub frame in a '56 Chevy truck. He used as much of the Camaro parts as he possibly could.

I don't know 100% of the details to his conversion but the build looked nice the times I saw the truck.
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