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Technical Sbc Mounts

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sbf001, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. sbf001
    Joined: Nov 28, 2013
    Posts: 196

    from New York

    I am just getting started on my roadster project. I am using a small block Chevy 283 and 1931 A rails. What is the best way to mount a sbc? I've seen motor plates and frame cradles. Just wondering what mounts others have used.
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  2. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    depends on which 283 you have. Does it have side mount boss's?
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  3. sbf001
    Joined: Nov 28, 2013
    Posts: 196

    from New York

    Motor is from 1966 I can check it out tomorrow.
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  4. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    You have side mount bosses.
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  5. haileyp1014
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 925

    from so cal

    image.png image.png Couple pics from pinkies hot rods
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  6. bab59
    Joined: Jul 25, 2008
    Posts: 564


    Buy some 1962 Impala V8 Motor mounts and fab frame to engine based off them. Real simple design with rubber insulation.
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  7. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    You can use either the side or front mounts, either works well. I home fabbed front mounts on my last Model A and the current one got side mounts only because I had them in a box of junk. I think they're trifive Chevy truck swap mounts and I'll whittle away at them until the don't look like ass.

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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    I saw this on an A Sedan last weekend at the East West Flathead run.


    Very simple and easy to fabricate.
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  9. Since you placed this question in the traditional forum; probably the most fitting mount would be a Hurst saddle mount or Speedway's copy. Depending on your other build choices some Chassis Eng mounts as Mr48chev posted above may suit your needs for something sorta old looking due to the use of Ford style biscuits.
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  10. Manager
    Joined: Mar 22, 2014
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    If you are going to run cross steer the front saddle mount mentioned can save you a bit of grief with mounting the steering box.
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  11. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
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    mike bowling

    3x3 angle and a set of "hockey puck" cushions- 25-30 bucks total
    Billet crap from a hot rod shop? hundreds of dollars ( that's a lot of beer)
  12. Speedway probably has the most comprehensive selection for mounts. Or at least ideas.
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  13. amadeus
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 321


    Like Mr48 Chevy posted ,
    In all my builds I have used the Chassis Engineering ones like the style pictured above, the quality of the CE mounts is excellent ! They use a different rubber compound thar doesnt deteriorate and or distort/flex and the biscuit style mounts allow you to "fine tune" your mount angles with just stacking thick washers , if you decide on the biscuit style i strongly suggest you stay away from the other cheap taiwan kits,the rubber falls apart and is super soft ! CE has the best ready made brackets and rubber mounts IMO
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  14. ^^^^ X2.
    I have seen the Speedway pads flatten out and even split in a short period of time and don't be fooled by the mounts Gearhead sells on ebay; they are inferior copies.
    Almost forgot there is another east coast seller that advertise (and pictures) CE mounts on ebay; but ships Gearhead mounts; guess they get away with that by a little red print note that the "actual products may differ from the images".
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
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  15. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,529


    Probably the easiest mounts to fabricate. All you need is a bracket for the frame , a bracket for the engine and a hard rubber pad and bolt to connect them. It is very easy to get carried away with exotic machining and welding and end up with one part of your car that makes the rest of it look like an after thought. When you assemble the build it always makes sense to carry the quality theme the same for all parts so the total build just looks right from any angle. Like a high end paint job on a non descript four door econobox, it is just wrong.
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  16. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,311

    from USA

    You have side mount s... there GTG...:cool:

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