I'm working on a '57 Chevy car and I've got some engine mount questions. Please keep in mind I'm a body man and not a mechanic so stuff that seems obvious to you probably isn't to me. Basically, the car got a 350/350 stuck in it just far enough to drive it onto a trailer and I want to finish it up. One thing I noticed is it has front engine mounts and a trans mount on the back of the tail shaft but nothing in between. The original frame braces for the bellhousing center mounts are still intact. Here's a picture of the front engine mount, questions to follow. First question, does that mount look right, with that gap in there? I'm not really sure what it was originally supposed to look like. Second question, if that is what the mount is supposed to look like, do I want to add some kind of center mounts to the bellhousing? Seems like an awfully long stretch from the front of the engine to the end of the trans. Third, am I better off in some way to add the motor mount brackets to use the center engine mounts instead of these front pieces, and if so, do I need to have the engine out of the car to install them? I'd really like to leave the engine in place if I don't absolutely need to pull it out. I will say that the custom trans crossmember put into the car looks pretty good. I do need to send the driveshaft in to get balanced but I don't want to do it until the engine is permanently bolted in place in case it gets moved around and needs to be a bit shorter or longer or whatever, but the motor mounts seem to be the keystone here. I need some solid knowledge/advice. I can make a 4 door sedan into a 2 door but engine swaps and mounts are not my field.