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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhexide, Jan 23, 2013.
anyone ever use a chevy inline 6 (250) in a bucket
i need motor mounts, help.!!!!!!!
thanks to GM interchangability, the engine and frame mounts line up. do you have the biscuits/ doughnuts/isolators that belong to the frame mounted brackets? you need those first. get some cardboard or stiff paper for patterns. with the trans yoke angle matched to the diff yoke angle (search it here) fill in the difference. two triangular gussets running between a motor mounted plate and the biscuit/isolator/doughnut mounting plate. if you dont have a welder (dont see one in the pics) take the cardboard templates to a fabricator and show him what you want. be sure to leave clearance for installing bolts and be sure the engine is centered in the frame side-to-side. the weight of the engine will compress the isolator/doughnut/biscuit, so be sure to compensate for that.
good info here: www.TBucketPlans.com
yes i do have the biscuits and bolts,,thanks, im doing that,will have to check yoke ,and pinion angles
thought maybe someone out their made them
No but I'm glad to see a dare I say it (different motor)........cool man...keep posting pictures!
Oh, and arrange it so that the weight of the engine is loaded to the frame and compressing the front suspension. this will give you a better idea of the angles of the driveshaft, carburetor, desired frame rake, caster angle and more.
you can build some temporary plates across the front of the engine with jacking bolts to square things up. safer than a 2x4 too.
Do what treb says. Also if you can't find a fab shop to do it reasonable send a PM to a member on here,RPM (<<< linkey) he can make anything for your bucket, it's what he does. Infact he built my nefew's frame and made some nice brackets to mount a similer engine to what you have. I can't say more, it's not my build and I don't want to spoil anything for the kid.
Looks like a neat build. Keep us posted.
Tell him Troy sent ya.
Please keep us posted with pics and videos of you breaking in that 250.
Check out my 250
man ive always wanted to build a t bucket with a chevy in line! keep us posted!
Looks like a fun build.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
They use the same motor mounts as the small block 350.Should be pretty easy to find.
X2 for seeking out RPM. He makes good stuff and his prices are very reasonable. His stuff is dooms day proof.
Six in a bucket-COOL!
He already posted to Ron. I hope he gets hooked up. A six in a bucket sounds interesting.
What i did with my motor mounts on my 25 T was to use motor brackets off a 68 chev pu with a 250.Then i purchased mm foe 66 Impala 327 set the engine level then used a sleeve with 1/2" hole welded a pad on top of sleeve .Then used 7/16 bolt to attach sleeve to mm.I welded a plate that i tapered for looks to sleeve & to frame then put a gusset to inside for strength .T has a 292 with th 350.Jimmie King
im looking for one's that are made already..
i dont have the facilitys to make them
Get a v8
Here you go. http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/page4.html
Uh, NO. the sides of a v8 are angled and the sides of the 6 are vertical = WONT WORK.
Yep, lookie there, CE makes them ready to go.
250 mounts in my modified project. My friend Wes (El Hueso on here) built them for me.
I would like to see what the chassis engineering ones look like. I can't tell from the catalog if any of those pics are the l6 mounts.
yeah i thought the same, cant tell,but yours look good,a bit too hight for my bucket i think
i just ordered mounts from CE,hope they work
Thanks All,will keep you posted,next week ,off to GNRS...
Saw these in the classifieds...
My bad.I guess im mistaken.I do remember taking the v8 out of my truck and dropping the 6 in with no problems..maybe i changed the mounts too.I thought they were the same though.
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