The only thing I know about it is that the construction of it looks like an ice cream sandwich, two slabs of steel with the cushion part in the middle. Even this I am not sure of. I wanted to avoid welding.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will check out the Falcon suggestion.
I have made some custom mounts for the 429/460 Ford that will work on an FFR. They are steel and have poly bushings....
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So I found all the FFR mounting parts in my boxes that I didn't realize were there. Put the motor in. I am using a TKO600 and I cut the little piece off of the bottom. The rear transmission support does not line up with the bolted in A frame slots. The transmission support bolt holes are about 1-2" forward of the plate with the slots. And, when I stand directly over in the cockpit and look down (plan view) at the transmission tail, the end of the bolted in A frame with the plate looks unsymetrical, too far over toward the passenger side. The rubber block bolted to the bottom of the tail does not even make it onto the plate, it is just about touching it. The transmission tail looks aligned pretty well with the differential input. Is it possible the chassis welding is that far off? If I push the drive shaft spline end all the way into the transmission tail, the yokes for the u-joint will hit the 4" chassis cross tube as the shaft rotates. Mike Forte, if you are reading this: does your mount that you mentioned above put the motor/trans in this position? I am wondering if it should be back an inch or so? I am debating - redrill the trans mouning plates with the holes offset and toward the front. It looks like there maybe enough material to bolt up to the A frame 1st slots. Or, should I use Mike's mounts hoping for a better locating or, third - reslot the frame mounting pads with new slots an inch or so back? How would that affect the FFR Hooker exhaust pipes clearance of the footbox?
The mounts that FFR uses are 1967 6 cylinder Mustang motor mounts. The look symetrical right/left so I do not think that they could result in a 1" difference.
usually you have to use a 3/4 or a 1 inch spacer under the tranny mount, and on some of the bigblocks you have to run a steel plate bolted to the bottom of the tranny mount then drill 2 holes in the plate to match up with the holes in the ffr tranny plate.
mike forte sells the adapters there made out of aluminum, he may even have the off set mounts?.
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Engine/trans is not supposed to be centered in the chassis... its offset toward passenger side.
I think the forte adapter will take care of the front to back problem as well as the height ..
Had same issue with my bolt in cross member but just made a new one for my application. I don't like adapters...
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Thanks for the responses. I measured with a plumb line to the center of the 4" tubes and see that the engine is actually offset like Convincor mentioned. It looks like about 3/4", maybe it needs to be over more, then it would match up better with the bolted in A frame slots for the trans mount. Does anyone use spacers on the motor mounts to move the motor left or right? I could make up a plate as suggested by Wrench87 maybe using 3/4" material to get the spacing right.
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