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Author Topic:   chevy 350 into firebird body
One87Racing
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Total posts: 68
posted February 11, 2003 11:44 PM  
Anyone besides me trying to or have done this? what is required? the 78 firebird body I got had a pontiac 350 in it when it started life. The mounts that I got for the chevy engine looked the same so I stuffed them in and then went to set the engine in and the mounts seem to be off about 1/2 inch on one side. I got the engine to set in the mounts with some prying and 4 letter words, but the trans mount seems to be off also. What did I do wrong? are the mounts for a 305 and 350 different (i got 305 mounts thinking they were the same)? I'm at a loss so any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Pickel
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Total posts: 784
posted February 12, 2003 08:35 AM  
front to back seems ok as the trans mount drops right in it's hole. When I dropped the engine in, I could get one bolt thru, and the other was 1/2 inch off of the hole for the other mount. It needs to go down and in about 1/2 inch and it would be fine. I may end up just pulling the engine back out and re drilling the holes for the mounts unless someone has a quick fix. Thanks.

tilley88
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Total posts: 879
posted February 12, 2003 11:03 AM  
All Firebird/Camaro engine crossmembers should be the same, meaning they should have multiple mounting holes for your frame mounts. Are you sure you have the correct mounts?

SS90
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Total posts: 27
posted February 12, 2003 09:23 PM  
One of the mounts bent maybe?

nate 11
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posted February 12, 2003 09:37 PM  
ss prying and four letter words LOL

nate 11
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Total posts: 316
posted February 12, 2003 09:39 PM  
i hit wrong key on the computer. just do it like pickel said to.

One87Racing
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Total posts: 68
posted February 13, 2003 12:52 PM  
I'll try it. Thanks

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