Conversions & Hybrids - motor mounts for a 1969 Nova?
04-20-2012, 12:31 PM
Putting a 5.3 in a 1969 Nova. I have sbc frame stands. What motor mounts have you guys used and how have they worked?
04-20-2012, 12:36 PM
I used 1" Set Back (Edelbrock Clone's as I am using Edelbrock Headers). Minor Frame stand relocation and all was good.
04-20-2012, 12:51 PM
oops I was not clear. I have the adapter plates. I am using Dirty Dirty double d.
I need the motor mount. I realize there are "short and wide" and "tall and narrow" types. It seems like short and wide would work best to keep the engine lower. I had a set of these for a sbc swap but I lost them. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PTP-7-504-BL/
04-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Prothane makes a nice mount, much nicer than the energy suspension or a stock rubber mount
04-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Anyone with input as to weather I need "short and wide" or "tall and narrow?"
Short & wide will fit the bill. S & W work with SBC.
It's what I'm using for the 5.7 LS1.
If I remember correctly, tall & narrow accommodate a different balancer on the 302 SBC.
There are threads (LSX Swap Faqs & Hall of Fame Threads) in the stickies, at the top of the Conversion section, which talk about engine stands.
04-23-2012, 10:28 PM
You can also mix and match the Mounts and frame stands to get different heights. I used S/W frame Stands and T/N mounts. By doing that, I gained about 1/2" in height. This helped me cause I needed to raised the engine for clearance issue with the crossmember, pan, steering pump/pulley and steering rod ends.
But you will have to mode the frame stands some. I narrowed the frame stands to accept the T/N mounts, I also narrowed them an extra 1/2" to be able to use spacer to jack the engine back or forward to center it where I needed it due to the steering box/pulley.
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