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Old 10-18-2010, 08:07 PM
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New guy needing motor mount advice.

Hi everyone, I'm new here and I was looking for a little advice for my first project. I would like to use my Bend-Tech Pro to design some motor mounts to install an 97 LT1 in my 68 Chevy C10. What I want to know is do I need to figure any angle in the engine for oil drainage (the motor being higher than trans)? Thanks for the advise.

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Old 10-18-2010, 08:24 PM
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Not so much for oil drainage, and with fuel injection you really don't need to worry about fuel level in the float bowl. I really wouldn't think you need a computer program to design mounts for this, but hey I've done weirder things. Set the motor and trans in the truck and locate it fore and aft, and side to side and height at the trans mount and at least a 1/2" clearance oil pan to cross member on the motor and build your mounts.

Not much to it really.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:16 PM
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I was think of doing it that way, but I am some ways off from dropping the motor in the truck but I would like to get a head start on the mounts. Plus, I figure it might be a good practice using the program. I just remember seeing pictures in the past of guys using angle finders on top of the intake to check the engine level... just didn't know why.

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Old 10-18-2010, 09:59 PM
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is it just me or do the welds in that picture look like bird pooh
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:05 PM
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is it just me or do the welds in that picture look like bird pooh
And those are $130 bucks!
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:36 PM
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You will still want the engine to be at aprox 4 degrees up at the front. Like JaysinSpaceman said it isn't really critical for the fuel injection engines, like it is for carburated engines. However you do still want to have the output shaft of your trans to be parallel to your pinion. I'm not familar enough with the LT1/LT4 engines enough to know if you set the top of the plenum level, if that would give you the correct angle.

To be able to get the measurements necessary to build these motor mount brackets, you will at least need to set a mockup small block and trans in your truck.

Do you not have the factory small block motor mount brackets for your truck, or do you just want to make those CPP mount brackets?
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:22 PM
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Do you not have the factory small block motor mount brackets for your truck, or do you just want to make those CPP mount brackets?
Correct, no "towers/ mounts", just bare frame rails.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:19 PM
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If you could use some factory ones, let me know. Those would position your engine where it should be.

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Correct, no "towers/ mounts", just bare frame rails.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:41 PM
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If you could use some factory ones, let me know. Those would position your engine where it should be.
Will do, just realized you are a neighbor to the north.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:52 PM
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Yep I'm just a few hundred miles away.

I'm pretty big into the GM trucks. I spend a good bit of time over here http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard

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Yep I'm just a few hundred miles away.

I'm pretty big into the GM trucks. I spend a good bit of time over here http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard
I'm a member there too under the user "68 SWB", now that you mention it I think I have noticed a few of your posts over there before. I have a 78 GMC 4x4 fleet shortbed, and my 68 SWB fleet, I'm into GM trucks also if you can't tell.
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