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Username Post: Replace my 30 chevy engine        (Topic#357734)
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Reg: 06-16-19
08-19-19 11:01 PM - Post#2773622    

Can anyone help to tell me if I can put a 38 chevy inline 6 cyl. complete with Trans. In a 30 chevy car. If so do I need to change the motor mounts or can I use the 30 motor mounts? Thank you for all your help.


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08-20-19 11:40 AM - Post#2773679    
    In response to mikenath

There is more to it then changing motor mounts.
The 216 engine is shorter then the '30. I did this years ago. I had to make a extension plate for the front crossmember for the front mount to rest on. This was using 216 engine mounts. I found a rear cross member that a fellow chat member was kind enough to remove and send me. Removed the '30 rear crossmember and drilled the frame to install the 216 crossmember. It is not easy but can be done

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08-21-19 02:48 AM - Post#2773732    
    In response to Rustchips

Thank you so much for the info


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