Installing Small block Ford Engine Mounts
Lowdown Hot Rods installed a set of our #2050 small block Ford engine mounts in a ’32 Ford chassis.
Mock the motor in position, considering firewall/ distributor clearance, radiator/ fan clearance, and oil pan clearance.
Space the 3/8″ engine plate 1/2″ off the surface of your welding bench and position the urethane bushing outer tube.
Tack and weld the outer tube in place.
Position the gusset and tack in place.
Weld the gusset.
Remember, the gusset goes on the bottom and there is a driver/ passenger side!
Bolt the engine mount to the block.
Measure the horizontal distance from the inside of the boxed frame rail, and a vertical dimension from the top surface of the frame rail up (or down) to the center of the urethane bushing tube.
Draw a line perpendicular to the edge of your work bench. This will represent the inside surface of your frame rail.
Draw a line parallel to the workbench edge the same distance as the height of your frame rails. This represents the top inside corner.
Test fitting the passenger side front plate. You will probably have to measure for the rear plate as well.
Measuring the rear frame plate.
Repeat on the driver’s side.