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Old 09-28-2008, 09:46 PM
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putting in a small block 350

OK her we go i have a 1938 Plymouth sedan 4 door. this is my first project car like this. I am going to be putting a 350 chevy small block in it the i already have. I am going to put a mustang 2 front under it. The question i have is i have never had to make new mount areas for a motor normally i just pull one out and put in the same style no brainer. On this one i have to make mounting points for the engine how do igo about this and make it square and true the compartment. Any help would be great advise possibly a site that kinda gives you a run down on it Etc.....

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I think your main concern would be driveline angles. Once you figure out where your engine/transmission/rearend need to be for the proper driveline angles just fab up some mounts to keep it where it is.

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you make it sound too easy. i envy your skill to just fab upmounts.

i wanted to put a LA 318 4 speed complete drivetrain in a 40' dodge coupe.
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With the car leveled, install the motor with the intake carb mounting base level. This will usually put the motor on a 2*-3* down bubble. You can move the motor side to side anywhere you want it to clear existing components, as long as you keep the crankshaft centerline PARALLEL with the centerline of the car. Parallel means like railroad tracks. Another way to look at it is you want the centerline of the crank PERPENDICULAR to the centerline of the rear axle.

Pirate some motor mount stands from the local boneyard. Bolt the motor mounts to the motor, then modify the stands to fit in between the frame and the motor mount. Or, you can buy and bolt-in or weld-in tubular crossmember with stands built in. It will match up to the motor mounts and all you have to do is cut the tubing to the proper length to fit the car frame.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

For the trans crossmember/mount, you can use the same tubular arrangement as the motor mount. Here's a straight one...
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
Here's one with a 3" drop.....
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
And here's one with a 6" drop....
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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you make it sound too easy. i envy your skill to just fab upmounts.
Positioning the motor will take some trial and error but once its where you want it motor mounts are pretty simple to make..
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