Originally Posted by douger456
Hi there. I'm installing a "TCI" ifs. in my 1956 chevy pickup. My question is, how much space between the cross member and the oil pan do i need? Also how much will the motor settle once it is installed?The motor is a 350 with a 700r transmission.Thanks....
I have a TCI Mustang II installed in my 55 2nd series Chevy (same truck as yours), and a 350 SBC motor. There is plenty of clearance between the xmember and the oil pan, at least 2-3" as I recall. The engine doesn't "settle" at all. I installed my motor mounts as follows; I temporarily mounted the 350 using the stock front style motor mounts to the stock xmember. Then I attached new side type motor mounts to the block, bolted on the TCI motor mounts, then welded them to the frame. After all the welds were finished up, I removed the stock front motor mounts. I also had to cut the stock xmember to get proper clearance for the power rack and pinion steering assembly.
Hope this helps. If not, let me/us know.