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#1490543 Sat Mar 04 2023 01:26 PM
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chaz71 Offline OP
i have a 61 apache was 6 with 3 on tree. im putting a chevy 302. im using a 61 front engine mount, it looks like a big u. my qustion is its goin behind a saganw 4 speed . what tranny mounts work. can i use the stock mounts ?

1961 apache
chaz71 #1490551 Sat Mar 04 2023 02:33 PM
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Suspending the engine/trans assembly without some support at the bell housing will break the bell housing. You'll need a 1961 V8 bell housing with the hydraulic clutch setup, with the throwout fork and slave cylinder on the passenger's side. Then it will be a bolt-in swap. Saginaw 4 speeds have a cast iron case- - - -no rear mount should be needed, but a universal tubular mount the hotrod shops sell would be an option. DO NOT do the front/rear mount setup without supporting the bell housing.

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Hotrod Lincoln #1490552 Sat Mar 04 2023 02:43 PM
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I just installed a Gen V 454 in a 66 c10 with manual clutch I used the original 66 bellhousing & new stock rear motor mounts. Worked very well I’m using a m20 4 spd with a 66 11 inch clutch. It all fits like it came from the factory that way. FYI, if your 61 came with a 235 6 cyl, you’ll need to get a v8 bell housing. If you’ve got a later 230 or 250 6, then tha by will fit your 302

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chaz71 #1490573 Sat Mar 04 2023 05:12 PM
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Assume we are talking about 302 small block V8 and not 302 in-line GMC 6.

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chaz71 #1490691 Sun Mar 05 2023 01:49 PM
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chaz71 Offline OP
thank you guys, i did forget to say i have a v8 bell housing behind the 302 v8. and im using the slave from the 6 banger. this is wunderfull news

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