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Username Post: power steering conversion
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06-22-18 01:28 PM - Post#2737932    
    In response to FINIS-55

With the Hurst mount, you can put the engine almost anywhere you want as long as you aren't using the stock bellhousing mounts, so the Hurst mount doesn't really tell you anything. However, if you have a big cap HEI with no firewall clearance issues, there is a good chance the engine has been moved forward. Lastly, if you know what the stock front mounts on a tri-five look like, you could check how where the engine is sitting relative to the holes in the crossmember. You want to check the rear set of holes because the front ones are for a 235.

If you plan on keeping your present transmission, or at least using one the same length, measure the present engine location against some fixed reference point. Then install your side mounts to put the engine in the same place. That way, you won't have to do anything to the driveshaft or rear mount.

There is no need to have holes in your heads if you want to mount a PS pump. The holes didn't start until about 68 or 69. Just look at a 60-67 engine to see how the pump was mounted and use those parts. 55-59 drove the pump off the back of the generator, so you could use that setup too if you haven't converted to an alternator.

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.

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