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Old 08-18-2003, 12:36 PM
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I am replacing my 352 with a 390 engine. After removing the 352 I removed the motor mounts to see if they were any good...they were not. I got new ones and now I can not remember wich way they go on (getting old). I have a 60 shop manual, but the picture of the motor mounts does not look correct to me, so I need help. Does the opening in the mount go to the front or the rear of the engine?

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Old 08-19-2003, 11:39 AM
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I looked at my 1959 T-Bird. The metal part of the mount goes towards the front of the car. The rubber filled opening goes towards the back of the car.

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Old 08-20-2003, 09:28 PM
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Thanks Alexander. I do not know what I would do with out you and the rest of the guys. We should be installing the new motor in the next few weeks or so...I am already getting nervous. I got a rebuilt 390 long block with a mild cam and added a Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 600 CFM carb, headers, a GM :-( one wire alternator, a new style water pump and a heavy duty fan. I am also putting on a newer flex plate and a mini starter, if it fits. Needless to say I had some fitting problems on the alternator mount, belt and the fan pully, as the new water pump is not he same as the 1960. Luckily, the power steering pump and belt fit OK. I am almost done with the engine, and now must start the engine compartment. For now I am just going to clean it up and paint it. I was going to replace the power steering pump, and the power brake booster and master cylinder, and some other stuff, but I am running out of time and money this year. I will let you know how it runs. Assuming that it does ;-)



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Old 08-20-2003, 10:53 PM
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There is tremendous variablity in water pumps for the FE engine. You need to get a water pump that has the same shaft length as the original to get the pulley to align. I had the same problem.The original part number for the 352 FE water pump is B9AZ-8501-A. The shaft is 6.29 inches long.

Show us some pictures of how you installed an alternator when you are finished. The generator is a weak spot for these cars even when new. Continuous city driving at night would discharge the battery.

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