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motor swap help please ?????????

 
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by nice1960f250 View Post
I already went thought the hard part of getting the crossmember out the other truck and in mine.I kept all the mounts bracets from the 1973 360 auto engine crossmember,motor mounts, trans crossmember. Im only 22 this is my first project,vehicle,truck and i got my father inlaw helping so i really thank all of you for the info and advise please keep te comments comming
The problem with using the 73 cross member instead of the aftermarket one is, it's designed to work with the 73 frame, body and suspension not your 60's. So the height and placement of the engine might cause clearance issues with the stock 60 cross members, suspension, steering, firewall, cab floor, etc. Not to mention the 73 cross member is just a huge pig. That gets in your way every time you have to work on the bottom of the engine or change your oil..

Saving some cash using it is just going to cause grief in the long run.
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:32 PM
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I would guess the Twin I-beam '73 crossmember will interfere with the '60's beam axle, too.

This is a vivid reminder of the axiom to research thoroughly, plan in detail, measure twice, and cut once. With the stock c'members out, what is easiest is different than what it would have been earlier. It's also going to require locating the engine/trans from scratch since all the original points of reference are gone now.
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by HOTWRENCH View Post
The man asked for engine swap help -- so I presented a possible solution to his problem -- this was ment to help .----SO Fordman 75 I don't care for the sarcasim I've done a many of these swaps in the past and never had a problem finding the nessary parts. It's his truck and its up to him to proceed as he likes.

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Man lighten up! I was just joking around. It seems like all I do is tick people off. So I'll just quit posting so I don't ruffle anyone else's feathers! Later.
 
 
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