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I am new to this forum, by the way you guys are awesome and know you stuff thanks for all the great info. I have a 57 chev 4 door. No power steering. Iam looking to swap out the 283 and powerglide and putting in a 350 with a turbo 400. I searched the treads and did't see any info on this, so sorry if this has been covered. couple questions, How is everyone mounting there engine, to me I don't think the two front mounts are gonna hold up. Iam not going with big power just gonna be a weekend cruizer. Does someone make a kit to add side mounts? On the tranny does someone make a kit for a rear cross memeber? If anybody has any other secrets or helpful hints on what else I might have a problem with that would be great. Thanks in advance. Also What headers am I gonna need to run, it looks like a tight fight between the engine and steering shaft.
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If it already has the small block in it just use those mounts or you can go to say, Speedway and buy the others. You should be able to find a trans crossmember without much trouble. Don't forget about the driveshaft length. You have a good selection of headers to choose from from the huggers to full length. The larger tubes like the Hooker Super Comps can be a bit tight but work very well but if you're only going for the weekend cruise you might look at the block huggers for easier installation
 

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Nsane, I am not 100% sure what I am doing with it yet if I decide to sell it I will let you know. Thanks for all the info guys its been really helpful. Keep the ideas coming I REALLY appreciate it.
 

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Hey Clem!

I just dropped in a 305 and 350 trans last Thursday. I used the CPP kit with the engine mounts that moved the engine 3/4" forwards. The mounts aren't exactly a snug fit, but they're ok. I did have an issue with not having a hole in my frame from which to attach the nut to the bolt on either side, but it was possible to insert a wrench through the slit in the frame (with some fiddling...). According to the instructions there's supposed to be one ??? The trans-mount is very simple, comes with self-threading bolts, but I'm going to either use long bolts throught the frame, or drill a hole on the outside of the frame to attach the nuts through. (Right now the tranny is sitting on a jack and some 2 by 4's :redface:)
 
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