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Old 01-27-2010, 07:06 PM
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1963 Unibody motor mounts

I have a 1963 Ford F100 unibody and i wanted to know if someone makes a motor mount conversion or anything for a small block ford. I just got another unibody last fall and its my new project so i wanna start working on it. My other unibody had a 302 in it but it was a rigged up mounts and i want something that is not just rigged up thanks.
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I got the TransDapt mounts for a 302/C6 conversion in my '61 flareside from Jeg's. I had to add a couple of spacers, but the engine and trans went in pretty smoothly without having to remove the old bellhousing crossmember.
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I got the TransDapt mounts for a 302/C6 conversion in my '61 flareside from Jeg's. I had to add a couple of spacers, but the engine and trans went in pretty smoothly without having to remove the old bellhousing crossmember.
Do you think you could post a picture of your engine mount installation?
Maybe you could give me some measurements for the location of the mounts on the frame.

I am trying to do that install and I don't know how far forward or rearward I should install the engine.

To clear the steering box the transdapt mounts require me to move the brake hoses where they go thru the frame.
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This is the only pic of the motor install I have right now. It'll at least give you an idea how far back the motor sits.
I'll try and get a couple of pics of the mounts later on when it stops storming.
I re-did all the brake lines on the truck shortly after I did the motor(somebody had already changed some parts of them, so I re-did them all)so I don't really remember where I routed them. I think I moved the mount a bit so they'd go through the right holes. But, again, I'm and old man and the memory isn't the best. I'll go look later.
If I had to do it again(I say after 3 years driving with this motor)I'd use the full crossmember type mount. I'd also change the pan on the motor. My oil drain hole is right over the top of the axle and it makes a right mess every time I change the oil.

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Thank you very much for all your efforts. I really appreciate it.

A picture of the steering box would help also if possible.

It's too cold here in SoCal for me to work on the truck but later in the week I am going to have another go at it.
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ok, here's a couple pix from underneath. As you can see, the brake lines go through the stock holes. Steering is stock at this point. Exhaust manifolds off an '82 F150 donor truck I had cleared everything nicely.

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As you can tell I drive this thing on dirt roads in all kinds of weather.
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Thank you very much for getting under there and taking those pictures.
It seems that I am trying to get the motor too far forward if the mount interferes with the stock brake line.
Again, Thank you!
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I think I located mine by hanging the eng/trans in there with the mounts attached(eng hanging from the hoist and a floor jack under the trans). I moved it as far back as I could get it and still have room for the kick down rod to go between the bell housing and body. I think there's maybe an inch clearance between the back of the valve covers and the firewall.
I didn't cut out the crossmember that runs under the bell housing. I probably will have to cut it if I ever have to remove the tranny without pulling the motor. I think I've got enough clearance to pull the tranny pan and change the filter without notching that crossmember, though.
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