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Another V8 conversion question
« on: March 09, 2016, 08:58:30 AM »
I have seen a bunch of posts regarding V8 conversions. However, I think I hit a snag as I am converting a V6 and I think the V6 frame mounts (NOT MOTOR MOUNTS) are different from the 4 cylinder as I my engine is not sitting right. I am using the mustang II motor mounts but the engine does not sit right and is off centered by a good inch. Dop the v6 INCH FRAME mounts work with the conversion or do I need the 4 cylinder...and are they different in the first place?

Any ideas? Also, any idea where to buy the needed frame mounts if they are wrong in the first place?


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Re: Another V8 conversion question
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 09:13:57 AM »
I have a stock '75 V6.  I have taken the engine to rebuild it, and, yes, the engine IS offset to the passenger side.  I am not able to slide my hand down between exhaust manifold and the frame.   The only reason I can think of is to give plenty of clearance for the steering shaft.

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Re: Another V8 conversion question
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 09:45:17 AM »
All the V 8 conversions I've done , I center the engine.
I've always made my own frame mounts.

However.... I have a set of front mounts I may use on the next build. Pictures and links to them :

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Re: Another V8 conversion question
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 02:06:21 PM »
I off-set mine to leave room for steering and master cyl,one thing to remember w/ my build is that very little of the car floor was used.