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    So I'm getting to the point where I'm going to be dropping my motor in my boat! I have hardin plates that I'm bolting to the motor now but the feet are not yet bolted to the stringers. Any tips for mounting them? How to align everything! I don't yet have a pto but I do have my drive line! Which I'm guessing I should have attched before dropping it in! Any tips will help thanks

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    have never done a 4 pt mount setup but i do know that when i talked to ron spurl about doing a 4 pt on my boat he said whatever you do you want just a LITTLE bit of misalingment other whys the u joints would wear prematurly and a perfectly aligned shaft will have a vibration just what i have been told take that for what it's worth but ron is pretty good with this stuff hope it helps dj

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    I just finished mounting my feet today, here's is how I did it.

    The old(s) driveline was the same length as my new one so took the 3-point rear mount from the olds, bolted my rear BBC plate to it backwards and built a spacer the thickness of my plate to space the feet back since they mount on the backside. I then clamped the 3=point to the jet and measured 14 times to get the measurements right. From there I bolted the feet tot he plate and then to the stringers. I'm lucky enough to have a spare/junk BBC block that I then bolted in place with the rear mount. After that it was put the front mount on, check alignment then drill and nail it down. Leave the feet bolted in place and pop out the scrap block. Next weekend I have a bud coming over to help swing the new engine in. So far everything has gone fairly smooth. the worst thing that has happened is i rotated the engine 3* to the left but the crank is 2 degrees out of line with then pumpshaft so for now I'm calling it a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDX Jet View Post
    I just finished mounting my feet today, here's is how I did it.

    The old(s) driveline was the same length as my new one so took the 3-point rear mount from the olds, bolted my rear BBC plate to it backwards and built a spacer the thickness of my plate to space the feet back since they mount on the backside. I then clamped the 3=point to the jet and measured 14 times to get the measurements right. From there I bolted the feet tot he plate and then to the stringers. I'm lucky enough to have a spare/junk BBC block that I then bolted in place with the rear mount. After that it was put the front mount on, check alignment then drill and nail it down. Leave the feet bolted in place and pop out the scrap block. Next weekend I have a bud coming over to help swing the new engine in. So far everything has gone fairly smooth. the worst thing that has happened is i rotated the engine 3* to the left but the crank is 2 degrees out of line with then pumpshaft so for now I'm calling it a success.
    nice work rick you got it done!! good to hear. Ill problably give ya a ring like thursday early evening to buzz over to look at that trailer. talk at ya soon
    hey

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