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So I got them in the mail today and was looking at them thinking... now how and the hell are these going to bolt up and they sure don't look right. I went online to the Fordification site and started digging a little more.... well according to Fig. 10 and 11 these mounts are not for the 351M/400 but for the FE series! Well now I am in confused as the only difference according to the site is that the motor will sit 1" higher which MAY cause drive shaft problems.. My ultimate question is.... is there any way these will work? Should I use these perches I bought, the perches from the 360 in the truck... or should I go on the hunt again and find the right perches?
I have only bought a couple of items off of Ebay and now I know to take a closer look at the pictures and descriptions as the seller may not know exactly what they have. Lesson learned.
So the ones in the truck now are the same as the ones you bought? 360=FE. But either way you should be fine with the fe ones.
The ones in the truck are different. The perches from Ebay are from a newer truck 78-79 and for a 4 wheel drive. According to Fordification if I use the FE mounts that are currently on the truck right now for my 302 the engine will sit 1" higher and will cause u-joint binding.
Originally Posted by bucks77ford
Those perches from ebay looks like the ones I have in my truck and they are for a 351M/400, cuz that's what was in my truck.
Fordification's page on engine perches must be wrong then... how do these perches mount to your frame if you don't mind showing or explaining. I don't think I could even get these to mount to my frame if I wanted to as I believe the crossmembers must be different between the 2WD and 4WD.
After even more research I found that these indeed are the correct mounts that I purchased and was wrong when I thought they would work for my 302 swap. The FE 4WD mounts on the Fordification site look very similar but indeed are different than the 351M/400 mounts, Fordification does not have a picture of the 351M/400 4WD mounts, which is why I thought they were wrong. Either way they will not work on my 2WD... still in need of 2WD perches for a small block!
So do you have the 351m/400 mounts 4wd???? I'm currently looking at buying some. I have a 1970 ford f-250 4wd and believe these mounts will work for my application. 400 ford in a 1970 ford 4wd. drop me a pm if interested. thanks from wyoming.
My truck is a 77 F250, but uses the later perches for the 351M/400
I didn't have an above view of the drivers side, but here is the passenger side.
see you have a divorced transfer case. used to have a f-250 but with mated up tranny/transfercase. nice work on frame, like the color. converting a 1970 ford f-250 4wd with 400 4v to zf tranny 5 speed. its been fun and having to build tranny mount and transfer for applicaiton. lost in wyoming and lovin it.
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