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Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
#1368420 Thu Jul 09 2020 11:27 PM
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Has anyone used a Hurst-style cradle front engine mount to put a SBC in an Advance Design truck? Lots of discussions about lots of options for this swap, but I have not read of this mount being used in an A D truck. I know it’s somewhat popular in Model A and other brand hot rods.
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Re: Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
Frank50 #1368427 Fri Jul 10 2020 12:21 AM
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I have that in my Task Force school bus, but I have it with a 454. I am going to be changing over to the side motor mounts here in the next month or so. I'm adding power steering to my bus and need the space for the pump.


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Re: Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
Frank50 #1368439 Fri Jul 10 2020 01:47 AM
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The frame of an AD truck is likely way to narrow for one of those to fit.

Re: Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
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This style mount was used in some of the bigger trucks and also in the 1956-60 Corvette sandwiched between the water pump and block. As stated, it is in the way of other accessories like p/s or a/c.


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Re: Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
Frank50 #1368576 Fri Jul 10 2020 09:25 PM
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Thanks all.

According to the dimensions given on Speedway’s listing for this item, the overall length is 21 5/8”. According to the frame drawing in the 48-51 Truck Shop Manual the outside width of the frame at the front is 25 1/2”, for 3100 and 3600 trucks. It is a little wider where the mount would go. That’s why I thought it might work.

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1948_51truck/51ctsm0202.htm

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Spee...p;utm_content=Speedway%20%20(Feb28_2020)

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Re: Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
Frank50 #1368631 Sat Jul 11 2020 03:03 AM
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If you use the original type rear mounts at the bellhousing, that mount should work well. Suspending an engine and transmission assembly with a front mount and one at the transmission tailshaft housing would put a great deal of stress on the bellhousing, especially if it's made of aluminum.
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Re: Hurst-style Front Cradle Mount
Frank50 #1368693 Sat Jul 11 2020 05:26 PM
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