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Im back!!! Putting the 351c/c6 into the truck!!!Need help with the trans mount.

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:07 PM
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Ar Ar Ar....missed a few words there Mr. Old!
 
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Mr. Old its not me. i am getting my flathead block bored right now. there are several personal reasons that i am putting this truck back to stock. the differance between my truck and my friends is his is a flatbed.
 
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Originally Posted by Old F1 View Post
Rhetorically speaking,…………night and day!
It may be night and day but i bet the 460 BIG block is bigger there for leaving more room for the 351 Small block but hey thats just my 2 cents.
Also julies, rtcalabrojr has a 55 f100 with the mustang II front end thats why i know he will have pleanty of room without a bunch of fab work. im not sure on the different types of oil pans the 351 has or what motor mounts you will be using like i said i went through 3 different oil pans before it was placed just right, lol.. good luck rtcalabrojr.
 
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Thanks Julie, I will take that into consideration.
 
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:05 AM
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Well to coin a phrase: "There's no substitute for planning." "Measure [at least] twice and cut once." Maybe even some Balsa Mock-ups!
 
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Julies Cool F1 View Post
Well to coin a phrase: "There's no substitute for planning." "Measure [at least] twice and cut once." Maybe even some Balsa Mock-ups!
Funny you say this!!!!!

I was working on the truck tonight, well the trans mount. I was cutting stock and bending pieces to go from the top of the frame down to the crossmember when im sitting there looking at it thinking!!! Yes scary at times i know. I said before i go any more ahead i go get the power brake booster i bought from CCP and try to fit it in to the correct spot!! Well what do you know it wont work!!! Im pissed and here i am complaining about it. Im still looking for a oil pan for the motor so im thinking i might wait till i get another one and maybe i could lower the whole motor trans combo down? I believe someone said i could get shorter motor mounts, i guess they mean the rubber ones from the motor to the bracket with the tube welded to it. If that makes any sense, o well nite all!!! Ill sleep on it!
 
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Well, don't get discouraged! Yes it's tight, and what's worse is that there's only so far you can go before you have to commit - with the placement of a few components not having been measured.

On my set up (and I used the stock brake master cylinder) there were four components that I had less thaqn 1/4 inch of room to play with. And one of those (the adjustment of the stock column shift rod going down to the transmission) was so tight, that I had 1/2 turn of the adjustment nut of tolerance. If I adjusted the rod that 1/2 turn taller, it would get hung up under the brake pedal. If I shifted into low gear I could not push the brake pedal----that close.

Take your time and use clamps to free fit stuff. Once a component is clamped in start adding on the next item.

You'll get there. But just understand that it's going to be a very close and slow process, and you have to be patient and precise.

If it starts to "fight you" put it down for the day.

Yes, you'll get there.
 
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rj,

another suggestion... this is under a 460/c-6 combo I have

Building A New transmission Cross Member For A 1953 - 1956 F100 .: Articles

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John, i hope you dont mind but im going to kiss you some day!!!! Just kidding!!! Im doing what you did to the T except i dont have 2" tube but i do have 1 1/2 tube good enough i think. Well i started and should have it done in a few hours. Thanks!!!!!!!!
 
 
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