right motor mountsJune 1 2012 at 11:00 AM
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Response to Cleveland in the 66
Hi Steve, ain't this a great setup??? I almost gave up on mine the first time also but...it is worth it in the end. Tubular automotive correct?
1. stick or automatic trans? It does make a difference.
2 Are you using the correct motor mounts? I had to use a 1966 on one side and the earlier 1965 mount on the other with a corner hacksawed off. (sorry don't remember which side is which at this point)
3 Did you remove the brace between the frame rails under the engine?
I will help in anyway I can to help you get it done(or make a low balll offer on the headers if you give up HEHE) as I spent 10 hours getting the &^%*&%^% things on my 1966 with a cleveland the first time with 2 buddies helping me. I also had to modify several wrenchs to get to all the header bolts.
From the lack of space comment I BELIEVE your issue is not having the correct mounts on it as that makes the engine sit higher in the chassis and right smack dab into the towers.
One other note is make sure your towers have not sagged inward as this can eat up an inch or more.
and for an FYI if you put 289 stickers on it every where most of the chevy guys won't even have a clue.
When asked whats in it....."small block ford" well bellhousing anyway.
- Lowdown - bop on Jun 1, 2012, 11:45 AM