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Author Topic:   Ford Engine mounts
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted June 26, 2002 08:54 PM
Had a "mild" front impact while I was racing and the engine mounts bent and engine slid forward into the radiator. Do any of you other Ford guys have this problem since the design of the mounts isn't very practical considering the chassis were made for Chevies? Also, with my car, the chassis is so old, we can't run a midplate, just a transmission mount. We just made a strap going over the top because I've ripped the tailshaft off in other mild wrecks with the tailshaft bolted down solid. Thanks for any input.

p.s: if anyone wants to sponser me with a new Ford Radiator, pm me.

Dennis Krause
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 27, 2002 08:13 AM
I run a Ford powered mod. In the last few years I've had two hard frond end crashes.
No problem with the engine or driveline. I buy the steel front motor mounts from Speedway, a 3/16" thick rear motor plate and a tranny mount. I can switch to a chevy in my car by just changing the motor plate. The location of the front mounts are the same.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted June 27, 2002 11:07 AM
The radiator clearence can be tight without a notched crossmember or a small notched crossmember which if so in a front hit radiator may move enough towards the engine causing it to hit. What i do is give my cars a big notch crossmember to give them as much clearence to the radiator.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted June 27, 2002 07:07 PM
My front crossmember is notched quite a bit. I still have only 1" of clearance because the ford must be longer than a chevy. I'm probably going to chain the rear of the engine to a rollbar to prevent forward movement. easy fix I guess!

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted June 27, 2002 11:41 PM
I run a chevy chassis with ford motor. I the chevy to ford front mounts you can buy. I took the mid plate out and above where the mid plate used to be I put in a bar with a couple of bosses for bolts, I bolt on a peice of 3/8 flat stock from the bosses to the top two bolts in the bell housing. For the tanny I use a stock tranny mount. This will allow the car to flex and not break tail shafts.

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