Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   notching crossmember for fuel pump clearance?
NYhick
Member
posted March 24, 2004 08:07 PM
I just bought some 2" offset motor mounts to set the motor back in my 79' camaro street stock. I have had two people tell me that I would have to notch out and plate the crossmember to clear the fuel pump. Is this the case? If so exactly what do I have to do? Is it even worth the bother to have it set back? thanks


joetaylor
Member
posted March 24, 2004 08:22 PM
YES THIS IS VERY WORTH THE TROUBLE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CUT THE FRAME AND REPLATE WHERE YOU CUT IT OUT

THE EASY WAY TO DO THIS ITTO PUT THE NEW MOUNTS ON SET THE ENGINE BACK IN AND MARK THE AERA AND GIVE YOU SOME EXTRA ROOM IN CASE YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE PUMP HOPE THIS HELPS

------------------
U LIFT U LOOSE


racerman707
Member
posted March 25, 2004 09:39 AM
I did the same thing on a Malibu.Except I went back 6 inches.I cut the crossmember like you're talking about.Half way through the year I blocked off the hole and went with an electric pump.If you can move the motor back I would DO IT!!



bigcityracer
Member
posted March 25, 2004 03:59 PM
I just did this today. Very easy. I use a 4 inch grinder with a cut off wheel. Lay a bar across frame from left to right. Then measure from the ball joint to the bar on each side equal distances. Use this bar to layout the engine mounts and mark the frame for notching. You need to be about 1" out from the right and about 3" down at that point. Before welding mounts double check the oil pan is clear and not hanging out the bottom.


robhbk24
Member
posted March 25, 2004 05:25 PM
I AGREE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP WHEN RULES ALLOW. THEN NO NOTCHING REQUIRED. MY RULE DO NOT ALLOW.


backwoodsracer
Member
posted March 25, 2004 07:30 PM
and move the crossmember, and clutch linkage if manual is not hydraulic.

------------------
Light it up, Baby!


droper23
Member
posted March 28, 2004 10:52 PM
I have notched the crossmember, for clearance many times. However, I dont worry about re-plating it, and have never had any problems.


Back to the Archives