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06-22-18 04:59 PM - Post#2737941    
    In response to FINIS-55

Why the Hurst company did not make that "cradle", motor plate so you could use a mechanical pump I never undestood.
Although the design of the plate did not look like a relief could not have been made for a mechanical pump.
When I put that engine plate cradle in my '56 the engine was in the stock position.
I used the trans side mounts to keep the block where I wanted it so I could drill the holes or mark the frame for the 2 "C" shaped steel mounts that bolted to the front frame cross member. These trans side mounts were after market.
What I did when I switched to side mounts for the engine block, I left the cradle in place, mocked the side mounts with the motor mounts to the frame and engine block. It seems the side mounts I bought had holes in them to bolt to the frame.
Somehow I drilled holes and bolted them to the frame, pulled the block and welded them to the frame.
Naturally the "doghouse" was sitting on the other side of the garage, this made it much easier.
One thing leads to another then I wanted power steering.
VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years

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