I just pulled a 307 from my '68 Elky getting ready to drop in my smokin 383 - woo hoo when I discovered the previous owner has bastardized (welded) the engine mounts . I don't trust these mounts and would like to replace them. What should I do?
Yeah you should be able to grind it off and put on new boltable mounts, but my suggestion would be to use an aftermarket motor mount like a high energy absorbing polyurithane mount. Stops a lot of the everyday rattles you hear and are 5 times as strong as a regualr motor mount. Especially with the engine swap your about to do.
Thanks for the help!
Looks like I need new frame mounts. Where can I find them? Also, will 327 frame mounts work with a 350? (they did'nt make a 350 in 1968). Anyone have a picture of how the frame mounts are supposed to look for a 68 with a 350?
Those mounts are off of a later model...after 73. They are an improvement over the earlier mounts. I would go with them. If you want an extra safey factor, attach a short piece of chain from the motor to the frame on the drivers side.
Yes, 327s and 350s have the same mount locations.......