Since I'm rebuilding the 429 and bumping it to a 466, I'd like to upgrade a few things. The PO pulled the 429 out of a passenger car, so it had a non-baffled 5qt oil pan , which I want to replace with a 10qt, prob an Armando's since I've not found a single report of anyone having any issues with them.
Upgrading means I'll have to move from a 3pt mount to a 4pt. I've thought about a rail mount, but I don't think it'll be worth the $600+.
I picked up a set of Guardian front & rear mounts that included the matching WP plate for $100 w/shipping.
Here's what I'm thinking for setting up the 4pt, which I've read can be a real PIA.
Bolt the original motor mounts and bellhousing to the bare block.
Install the block with the original 3pt mounts.
Mount the front plate to the block.
Mock up the new front feet, mark and drill holes.
Bolt front feet to the stringer and front plate.
Remove rear mount and bellhousing.
Install rear plate to block.
Mock up new rear feet, mark and drill holes.
Bolt rear feet to stringer and rear plate.
Pull block out and remove original front mounts.
Re-install block to verify fitment.
Thoughts on utilizing a long stringer support vs large fender washers?