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Motor Mount

Discussion in 'California Custom Roadsters' started by Gary49, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Gary49

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    Resinator,
    I fabricated the motor mount parts for a small block chevy. I have an LS motor and had Diane fax a drawing of that mount. All it has is a drawing of a flat plate with the LS bolt pattern. Do I bolt it to the tri-winged small block mount and then to the LS, or do I weld it to the part that bolts to the rubber donut?
    I tried to add a photo but I have a rough time with Photobucket.
    Thanks,
    Gary
     
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    You will be welding it in place of the three bolt plate. You can also just buy an adjustable adapter for the LS to the three bolt plate.
    The location will need to be set up per your firewall/steering box clearance, radiator and fan needs.
    This is the only photo I have on this computer

    Ulm (LS3) T Roadster Kit.jpg Ulm (LS3) T Roadster Kit (2).jpg
     
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    Thank you Sir,
    I will be using your standard body so I feel confident locating the motor mounts and steering box where they are on the drawings. I will weld it in place of the 3 bolt plate. I priced the adapters and they are almost $100.00. Thanks again for your response.
    Gary
     
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    Just make sure that the steering box clears the exhaust and the block. The best thing for you to do is to tack weld the frame brackets and crossmember in place and mock things up. This way you can adjust things a bit if needed
     
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    Thanks Resinator,
    That makes a lot of sense. I got the panhard bar today and I'm impressed with the quality of your work. It fit like a glove. I'll get the coil overs next and be done with the rearend. panhard.jpg
     
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    Looks great
     
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    Thank you!! That means a lot coming from a pro like yourself. This is more fun than any project I ever started. I'm hoping to get my body in September, then it will really be fun.
     
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    Just wait 'til you drive it the first time!!!:thumbsup:
     
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    Here are a set of mounting plates i have used for a few of my LS projects. They are very easy to adjust
     
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    Hmm. The link didnt show up
     
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    Go to ebay and type in LS engine mounts. The ones i have used are from ICT Billet. 34 or 39 bucks and come with all hardware
     
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    Somehow the Ebay links don't translate well . . .


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    Thanks Spanky. Those are the ones i have used
     
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    Looking good so far. Keep the pictures coming. We enjoy watching new builds.
     
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    Thanks, I think I will start a new thread to do that. I don't want to tie up CCR's section with my stuff.
     
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    Here's a few more photos of the LS mounted in the CCR T-Bucket frame, this one had a column shift so the box mount and motor/trans went forward a few inches

    (LS3) T Roadster Kit szd (40).jpg (LS3) T Roadster Kit szd (41).jpg (LS3) T Roadster Kit szd (50).jpg (LS3) T Roadster Kit szd (56).jpg (LS3) T Roadster Kit szd(106).jpg
     
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    That is a clean install. You have a brute in the shop to put that 90 degree in that 3/8 plate for the motor mount! Lol
     
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    On page 4 of set 5 in the AA view, is the mount welded to the frame 1/4" lower at the rear? I see 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" on the drawing and wasn't sure what it meant.
    Thanks again,
    Gary
     






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