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Motor Mounts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jtbloye, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. jtbloye
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
    Posts: 30


    I NEED HELP! :confused:

    I have a 97 Ford ranger chasis i'm trying to mount a 65 240 inline 6 complete with 3spd trans. I havn't got a clue how to make motor and tranny mounts. Welding isn't an issue, but i need to know what height the motor and tranny should be mounted. We are going to mount a 50 Ford cab on this chasis so any help with the motor mounts would be great!

    Thanks, Guy in need
  2. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    without being there and seeing the different measurements that has to do with the frame swap....this thread is may want to start by mounting the body....then worry about the engine/trans....the whole cart before the horse thing....

    Frame swaps like this can be a real PIA.....what was wrong with the old frame?
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,869


    I'd mount the cab first and then you'll know where the motor needs to be...
  4. SquigMachine
    Joined: Dec 6, 2008
    Posts: 184


    not to thread jack or anything but what would you guys build your mounts(cab,tranny,motor) out of? what thickness steel plate ect..

  5. I just built some motor mounts for my car. I made a bisquit type set and used a hockey puck for the rubber. I set the oil pan about 3/4 of an inch over top of the crossmember, then made up a plate to bolt to the engine itself. I then made a second plate that I bolted to the top of the puck and into the threaded bolt hole I inserted in the frame. Then I tacked a chunk of steel to hold the two plates together so I could remove them from the engine and took them over to the bench, where I made up the bracing and connected the two plates.

    I used 3/8ths plate for mine.

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