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Old 02-13-2011, 11:59 PM
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i have a 292 in my 1960 f250 but i pulled the motor. Now i have the 360 getting it ready.After i pulled the motor I realize someone had broke all the top manifold bolts. I try everything but i ending up have to drill them out but now thats out the way im going to finish cleanin the motor befor i paint it.After that i have to figure out how to get the motor mounts for the 360 cause the 292 mounts was on the front. Any options Help
 
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You are probably going to have to do some fabricating. First question is which transmission are you going to be using?

Your 292 and original transmission uses a front mount and two mounts at the bellhousing, while a 360 is set up for two mounts at the middle of the engine and one at the tail of the transmission.
Your easy options depend on what bellhousing and transmission you are going to use.
 
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im sure the trans mount is in the back. i was going to take the crossmember that the 360 was orginally sitting on and the trans mounts. what do you think ?
 
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Some of the larger trucks used a front mount with the FE engines.
They bolted on with the 4 bottom timing cover bolts. You might look for one of those.
 
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if you cqn explain just a lil bit just so i can understand just a lil bit better please this is my first build
 
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It's kinda hard to explain over the net....the easiest way is to buy a bolt in type mount. Google Summit racing, or Transdapt. Search "motor mounts". You need one for an FE....352,360, 390, etc.

You can also build your own or adapt some from another truck.....this will take some fab skills and welding. Do you have any one locally that could help you out?
 
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my father can weld we have the mounts from the other truck. We are in the process of cuttin the crossmember out the other truck(welded in)
 
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If you are going to use the 360 and the transmission that goes with it, cut the motor mounts and transmission crossmember out of the donor and fit them onto your frame.
The 1960 292 arrangement supported the engine at the front (1 mount) and the engine and transmission at the bellhousing (2 mounts, one each side). There is no mount at the rear of the transmission.
The 360 (and other FE blocks) use two mid engine mounts (one each side). You will need to adapt these mounts to your frame, or purchase a conversion mount kit and install it. The transmission on the 360 needs to have a crossmember in the proper position for the transmission mount to bolt to. That is why you will need the crossmember from the donor.

Before you start, crawl under your truck and note where the existing mounts and frame crossmembers are. Then measure where the engine mounts and transmission mount of the 360 are and mark those locations on your frame. This will give you an idea of where things will need to go. It is not a "drop in" job.

If you want to keep the original mount system, you will need the front mount from an FT engine and fit it onto your 360, and a bellhousing from an FT engine to replace the bellhousing of the 360.
 
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Another possibility may be if you can locate the frame mounts off of a 4wd (70's) Ford. You would have to box the frame though. Good Luck, I always liked the old FE engines.

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yeah i know i my 360 is a great running motor.I can't wait till this motor pulls my truck down the road
 
 
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