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    Default need some engine mounting blocks

    ok here goes i got the engine in spare parts today and need to get 2 blocks made for the rear of the block. the rail plate that it have is to short to use the mounts i have. i need to blocks made that are 4.25" high. the rest of the measurements are the same as normal. i also need a piece of aluminum that is 1/2" thick x1.5"x1.5". anyone out there that can do this. tomorrow i am going to take my angle gauge over to see what angle they need to be cut at.

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    Sounds to me like your rails need to be moved...Got a pic?

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    the rails cannot be moved. i bought this mount from someone who used it on his boat.

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    Hmmmmm, let me brainstorm on this for a few, may ahve an idea to save some work and make it safer.

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    i was thinking maybe blocks under the mounts, but if i could get some made up it would look cleaner. i could double bolt the tall ones also
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    I was thinking the cleanest way would be some thick walled aluminum box tube measuring 1 1/2"X 1 1/2" and hide the nuts inside the box (ever heard of Strut nuts?) they make them in 3/8"X18...

    Would still work as rails too, make the tubes about 6" long so you can slide the motor in place......

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    I was thinking the cleanest way would be some thick walled aluminum box tube measuring 1 1/2"X 1 1/2" and hide the nuts inside the box (ever heard of Strut nuts?) they make them in 3/8"X18...

    Would still work as rails too, make the tubes about 6" long so you can slide the motor in place......

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    do you have any pictures of the tube and how would you mount it to the engine plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slotracer View Post
    do you have any pictures of the tube and how would you mount it to the engine plate?

    No, but may be able to explain my insanity LOL...

    Make a piece of 1.5"box tube (like 1/4 or 3/8 wall) 6" long, drill two holes in the bottom and one in the top and drill the same two holes in the rail and bolt upward into a strut nuts through the bottom of the tube (mounting it horizontally), then drill one hole for a standard pillow block and set the engine mount on the block and bolt it through the top of the block through the newly fabbed tube with another strut nut...plenty strong and super easy...providing you have all four pillow blocks..

    Use these for the nuts (they're super cheap)


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    Those engine plates were used on a low profile intake, thats why your having the issues... Hmmm Didnt think about that. Sorry. Also, my stringers were taller.

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    Pat, go buy some transfer punches and make a new set of plates. Easy to do.
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    Looks to me like the boat just earned a new name "Wrong Spare Parts"

    Git er done....

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    there is no such thing as wrong spare parts. you have to use your imagination sometimes to make things work. i thougth there were some guys on here that had machine shops that made parts up,or is that a so. cal thing only?
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    Default Motor Mount Blocks

    Here's how we make motor mount blocks to solve the problem when we run into a problem like yours.

    This is what they are shaped like.

    I could build you some if I had your deminsons.
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    BINGO, thats what i am looking for. its just a bigger mount thats all. do you have any thes 4.25" tall?
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