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Task Force V8 engine mounts
#1254073 Wed Feb 07 2018 06:24 PM
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I'm getting ready to put a '64 327 in my 57 1/2 ton Chevy step side. I bought the front motor mounts from Jim Carter. The bottom bolt holes on the brackets that mount on the engine are oval shaped as if they are meant to be adjustable. The holes aren't clean; they look as if someone drilled two holes next to each other. I asked them about it, and they said all of their other ones look the same. The thing is I've seen old factory mounts, and I don't remember the holes being shaped like that. Any thoughts on this?

Thank you,
Larry

Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
LAJones48 #1254085 Wed Feb 07 2018 08:33 PM
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Hy LAJones48, you are correct, the factory block mounts have only two round bolt holes to bolt the mount to the engine block. The only reason I can think of for the "extra" holes is to possibly allow the mount to twist to clear some of the larger harmonic balancers available on some of the higher horsepower small block Chevys, the mount "stilts" are long enough that the "misalignment" may still be within range, hope that helps.

Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
LAJones48 #1254086 Wed Feb 07 2018 08:38 PM
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right, should be like this, might be as 3B sez, modification to allow adjustment

Bill


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Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
LAJones48 #1254090 Wed Feb 07 2018 08:51 PM
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Thank you both. I guess I’ll try them since it’s been a long time since I received them.

Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
LAJones48 #1254148 Thu Feb 08 2018 03:03 AM
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I've used several of those & the holes were always round. They mounted just like the factory ones. I cut a little hunk out of the bracket to clear the 8 in. damper.
George


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Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
LAJones48 #1254157 Thu Feb 08 2018 04:15 AM
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Maybe the guy in China got it wrong and they double stamped them and sent them out anyway...mine had round holes. ohwell

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Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
LAJones48 #1254192 Thu Feb 08 2018 03:24 PM
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Yeah. It looks as though they're not correct. I wish that I had sent them back a long time ago. thanks again for the input.

Larry

Re: Task Force V8 engine mounts
3B #1299004 Fri Feb 15 2019 12:16 AM
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If I use the front "Bird Leg" mounts for my SBC in my 1956 3600 and a corss member mount for the 700 R$ tranny. will that be enough for supporting the engine? … or does the engine need a rear area mount as well? Thanks


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