Funny you should ask! Not 5 minutes ago I came in from the garage after
finishing up the installation of the fron mounts, much like in the postings
on the site you sent in the link. There were holes on the front plate. I
used a piece if cardboard between the bottom of the front plate and the
cross member to make a template , trasferred it to under the cross member,
drilled a pilot hole to verify they lined up, then drilled a 1/2 inch hole
through the cross member. For the mounts I used the rubber pieces and the
flat washers from the original motor mount set up ( I had bought new mounts
not anticipating they wouldn't fit). Using about a 3" 5/16 bolt from
underneath, I put a flat washer, a rubber bumper, through the frame, another
rubber bumper, flat washer, through the front plate, a smaller flat washer,
a spring washer and a nut. I put some blue loctite on the bolts before
tightening it all down.
Hope it works.
If you don't mind, I'll copy the list so I don't have to retype it :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "B & M Dumkee" <email@example.com>
To: "'Kinderlehrer'" <Kinderlehrer@comcast.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:25 PM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Re: 235 engine problems -continuing
>I am curious if you have found a solution....
> I was doing a little research on Stovebolt.com and came across a thread
> entitled 'Help with the 235 motor mounts'
> Maybe this will help.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oletrucks@Autox.Team.Net
> On Behalf Of Kinderlehrer
> Sent: March 21, 2009 5:38 PM
> To: Kinderlehrer; oletrucks
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Re: 235 engine problems -continuing
> Progress and problems. If you remember, when last we met oput hapless
> he was with truck sans engine. To make a long story short, I got another
> engine, had it gone through completely, and brought it home last weekend.
> am now trying to get it fastened back into the truck only to find out that
> there is no place for the front motor mount brackets to bolt to. The guy i
> got the engine from told me it was in his 57 pickup unti lhe took it our
> put V8 in. He didn't tell me that it originally came out of a sedan. It
> 3 engine mouont bolt hoes about mid-block and there are 2 holes in the
> lip of the front plate - but no flats with tapped holes at the front of
> block like on the original engine where the gbrackets were bolted. I
> to get the left side bracklet bolted to teh generator bracket and that
> installed, but I am not that happy with it ibecause there is only one
> bolt holding it on. The left side is still a mystery.
> Has anyone been here before and come up wiwth a solution? Seems like the
> best thing is a new mount that would bolt to the bottom of the front plate
> and to the frame cross member, even if I have to drill new holes in the
> frame. Anyone now what might work?