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    Default Help!! Am I missing something for mounting engine?

    I am new to this and I need some help. A while back I bought a 1978 Horizon Jet that was set up for a big block Ford. I have found a 460 for the boat, however it appears that something is missing for the front mount. Is there something missing or do I need a special timing cover? Pictures attached, any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjetboat View Post
    I am new to this and I need some help. A while back I bought a 1978 Horizon Jet that was set up for a big block Ford. I have found a 460 for the boat, however it appears that something is missing for the front mount. Is there something missing or do I need a special timing cover? Pictures attached, any help is greatly appreciated.
    If the front and rear plates bolt up...Edit: what's going on in front???? I'm stumped there maybe it's a ford thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    If the front and rear plates bolt up...Edit: what's going on in front???? I'm stumped there maybe it's a ford thing.
    Sorry I did not explain it very well. The two mounting blocks on the front mount plate do not come anywhere close to any of the bolt holes on the front of the engine block or factory timing cover. I will try to get a pic of the front plate held up to the engine.

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    That front mount is not even close to what is required for a BBF. If you are not useing the side mounts, most of the BBF front mounts cover the entire stock front timing chain covers, or the older marine cast aluminum cover, which incorperates a horizontal stop, behind the dampner, and uses the four lower 5/16" bolts. Sorry I have no pics.

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    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjetboat View Post
    Sorry I did not explain it very well. The two mounting blocks on the front mount plate do not come anywhere close to any of the bolt holes on the front of the engine block or factory timing cover. I will try to get a pic of the front plate held up to the engine.
    I suggest you get some new front/rear motor plates. PM me buddy. I'll point you in the direction you need to go.

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    I am a little stumped with that set-up:



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    Jimmy your rear mount looks to be a former "3 point mount" that has been modified for a rail mount system Not certain what the seal is with the front plate however looks very different/ Tom
    below is a basic front cast mount from a 4 point mount setup in mock-up

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