SBF into Dogde D50 engine mount question.. - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2006, 12:08 AM
Sledgehammer
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 51
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SBF into Dogde D50 engine mount question..

Hi Guys,
Got a couple of questions about an engine swap I'll be doing. I have a 83 Dodge D50 (A rebadged Mitsubishi Mighty Max) that I'll be droping a Ford 302 in. It will be used mostly for 1/4 mile useage, with some street duty thrown in for fun. I was going to use a 351 that I had with a C4 trans but changed to a 302 for weight/size concerns. Then theres always the 347 stroker option. The rear diff will get swaped out for a 9" or 12 bolt, not sure yet.
My first question is the motor mounts themselves, I would like to use a front/mid plate set-up. It would help with header clearence issues (plan on useing a shorty style) and would seem to allow me to set the engine more or less where I want it. Cutting/sealing firewall not an issue. I was told that a solid mount is not good on the street. Is this a concern being that it would be limited street duty? I was also told that I wound not need a trans mount with a front/mid plate mount, The trans could just hang off the plate. This just does not sound right to me. Anybody know about this?

Also, Great site guys. I have done alot of 'lurking' here but I am starting my project so I'll have some questions.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2006, 07:20 AM
farna's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: AMC V-8s Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Age: 52
Posts: 1,635
Wiki Edits: 14

Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
You were given good advice on both. There will be LOTS of vibration through the whole vehicle with the engine mounted solid. Now you could make a flange on the bottom of the plates and use a rubber cushion between the plate and frame. There are mounts that are flat on the bottom with a single stud sticking up that would be easy to use in that way. You'll have to look through a catalog to find them though.

Until 1958 or so all engines had front and rear mounts -- two mounted on or near the timing cover and two on the rear of the block or the bell housing. The transmissions hung off the back with no support. And those tranmissions, especially old GM Hydramatics, were VERY heavy! They pretty much emulated the plate setup. You'll have no problems doing the same.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
the history of chevy v8's savman1 Hotrodders' Lounge 43 03-02-2012 06:57 PM
Engine question!! stereodud Engine 27 10-01-2010 08:55 PM
Fan hit upper rad. hose!! mustangdude947 Engine 14 08-19-2004 03:52 PM
Another Engine Swap Question 7skylark6 Engine 5 02-06-2004 01:17 PM
nitrous 69BiRd Engine 2 11-28-2003 10:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.