You do have to cut out the cross member. The motor mounts you mention work
well. You need to start by measuring for clearance from the valve covers to the
fire wall. Then set the front mounts and lastly install the trans. cross
member. The measurements they gave me did not work with a short tail 350 trans.
I had to relocate the mounts to use a short tail shaft trans. The instructions
did not say which transmission to use with there measurements.
Jeff Davis wrote:
> Hi All,
> Was looking at motor mounts for changing over my '51 to accomadate a V8
> (350/350 setup). Really like the mounts by "Chassis Engineering" because I
> have the pacer front suspension under the truck and their mounts attach to
> the fraim rail as apposed to the type that look like a piece of pipe
> crossing under the block.Anyone with any experience on this setup? Pointers?
> Do's or Don'ts ? Also on the subject of the transmission, I recall some
> comments on this subject before but do I need to remove the crossmember
> that's directly below the firewall to install a 350 turbo? I'll be getting a
> universal crossmember (tranny) from "Chevy Duty" but just by looking it
> appears that the original will be in the way and I don't think removing it
> will cause any structural problems since I'll have the universal one behind
> it and the pacer crossmember in fornt. Any tips with any of this or
> suggestions for a good donor for a swing pedal (brake) setup would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Jeff Davis
> '51 custom
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