||03-21-2012 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by banks316
Snapped the motor mount off the side of the block again. Ive fab two different mounts only to have all possible mounting holes on the block break. Only option left is a new engine. I have a HO block and 258 crank and rods. Just need perforamce cam, lifters, push rods, pistons, rings, rod/crank bearings, gasket kit, Ford 5.0 injectors, header, and have the block bored out then she will be back on the road. But since im going to Mississippi at the end of April and I just bought a Stak 3 speed transfer case my funds are limited. Ill have to wait till May before I can order parts.
My brother had a CJ (?) with a 258 straight 6 (? I think...AMC. ) He had trouble with Bent Push rods, I must have put three sets in that engine .:banghead:
Is there a way or anything you can achor to , to hold the engine from "Torking" up under a load ?? Front or back, maybe even a bell housing bolt ?
I'm talking about a link or a cable or a chain to hold it down.... We use lots of these in Racing Engines back in the old days...Attached from the engine to the frame.
Chevelay was plagued with broken mounts on the Big Block engines in 65-66, Their fix was a bolt on plate that went to the block bolts and a short cable that wrapped around the upper mount plate and was held with a pin to the bottom plate....Hard to Visulize...:eek:
I suppose if your block is broken out, your done with it unless you can have em welded or find a different way to mount it...
Good luck, "BH"