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Inside Frame Demensions
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »
Does anyone Have the Inside Frame dimensions (measurement from frame to frame, If you don't I am going to have to pull my engine back for the 6th time RATS  :o :-X :'( :o
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Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 09:36:36 AM »
 for a 1977 from frame to frame the width is 24.75"  with center point being 12.375" and your mounts will join centered with protrudance of 2.75" left and right......... .. 
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Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 06:09:37 AM »
Don't know from 74 up, but my 72s taper. So would depend on where measured....

When I do a V8 swap, bet the engine / trans is installed / removed much more than 6 times !

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Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 11:34:36 AM »
Six times for the first time might be a low count , My first one back in 72 was more than three times that and scraped all the paint off the fire wall trying to get the oil pan to clear the rack and make up mounts , cut up quite a few oil pans until i figured it out , then I see a few other helpful tools today that I wish I had back then , like this fake plastic engine block ,yep they make fake heads and belhousings too, live and learn from the mistakes of others , :o
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Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 02:24:44 PM »
Been told you can buy a real motor cheaper than one of those plastic ones.
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Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »
your probably right when you have the whole setup it would cost as much as a engine ,, it would only have the advanage if your going to do a dozen or more engine swaps using the 302 , nice to have though , but if I would just win the Lottery I could buy a the 351 version to get ready for and bored and stroked to 427 all aluminum engine with a six speed , but just saying if I do maybe , hope , wish , etc  ;D
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Re: Inside Frame Demensions
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 06:51:03 AM »
I picked up a good roller block with std bore for $100.00