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Trying to decide which direction to go. I have a stock 57 with 283. The rubber motors mounts don't seem to hold up.
I am buying a cross member to support transmission. 3 speed,
Should I go with Rubber mounts with the cross member?
What are the drawbacks of "solid" rear engine mounts?
The cars does have a mild racing cam, and I have been known to "hot rod".
But am also considering going back stock, adding Power Steering, A/C, automatic trans, etc.
Any advise, experience would be appreciated.
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Generally speaking, you don’t want to mix and match. So if you want to use a cross member, you will want to use the aftermarket side motor mounts. If you want to use the stock style front motor mounts, then you want to stick with the side bell housing/auto transmission mounts.
 

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Trying to decide which direction to go. I have a stock 57 with 283. The rubber motors mounts don't seem to hold up.
I am buying a cross member to support transmission. 3 speed,
Should I go with Rubber mounts with the cross member?
What are the drawbacks of "solid" rear engine mounts?
The cars does have a mild racing cam, and I have been known to "hot rod".
But am also considering going back stock, adding Power Steering, A/C, automatic trans, etc.
Any advise, experience would be appreciated.
Thanks
You can't side engine mount a 57 283, no side bosses on the side of the block.
Solid engine or transmission mounts will provide lots of vibration inside the car.
 

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