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Old 06-01-2020, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default 8ba in a 32 ford

hey guys, im trying to put a 8ba flathead in my 1932 ford with a 39 3 spd trans. it has the original k member and a model a lowered front crossmember .i am using typical round rubber motor mounts, but the od of them are to large and hit the sides of the frame when i try to put the motor where it should sit..any pics or info would be great thanks!
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:27 PM   #2
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On all the 32 chassis I have built for myself and customers I put the weld on side mount brackets even with the top of the frame rails which leaves the top biscuit just a tiny bit on top of the rail.

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Old 06-01-2020, 06:37 PM   #3
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on all the 32 chassis i have built for myself and customers i put the weld on side mount brackets even with the top of the frame rails which leaves the top biscuit just a tiny bit on top of the rail.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:25 PM   #4
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I put an 8BA in my '32 p'up and used '32 mounts....worked real nice.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:18 PM   #5
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Charlie, That's how I'd do it if I had an original frame. Drake makes some nice original forged mounts. My reference above to how I mount my motors is in reproduction frames.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: 8ba in a 32 ford

I think I welded on the mounts a tad below the frame, about 1/2 IIRC. I used a complete model A front crossmember, so I raised it just enough to clear the crossmember.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:39 AM   #7
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Rather than remove and reweld the mounts, make up a shim of the appropriate thickness to put you above the frame and place them underneath your biscuits......
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:47 PM   #8
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I like to use 1951 mercury water pumps and the risers. I have to ask how are your hoses lining up would be my biggest concern.
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