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Old 07-10-2011, 08:18 AM
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This is embarrassing, but I cannot figure out how to mount the transmission cross-member to the body in my 60 with a 352 and cruise-o-matic.

I have the shop manual and diagram 6 on page 6-22 shows a two part bracket that mounts to the underbody on each side. I took this car apart over 10 years ago and cannot find any bracket.

However, even if I had the bracket I do not see any mounting holes at that location. Would the part of the bracket with the two bolts pass through from inside the car?

If someone could take a picture or describe the mounting I could probably find or fabricate the correct mount. This is the last item before putting the drive line back into the vehicle - thanks so much for your help.

I was sent to this set of pictures http://www.squarebirds.org/users/john_orwin/page5/page5.html and it shows the brackets from the manual. I poked around a bit more and found 4 holes at the edge of the tunnel that might fit the cross-member. Is it possible the brackets were only for the 430 engine?

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:57 AM
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This is embarrassing, but I cannot figure out how to mount the transmission cross-member to the body in my 60 with a 352 and cruise-o-matic.

I have the shop manual and diagram 6 on page 6-22 shows a two part bracket that mounts to the underbody on each side. I took this car apart over 10 years ago and cannot find any bracket.

However, even if I had the bracket I do not see any mounting holes at that location. Would the part of the bracket with the two bolts pass through from inside the car?

If someone could take a picture or describe the mounting I could probably find or fabricate the correct mount. This is the last item before putting the drive line back into the vehicle - thanks so much for your help.

I was sent to this set of pictures http://www.squarebirds.org/users/john_orwin/page5/page5.html and it shows the brackets from the manual. I poked around a bit more and found 4 holes at the edge of the tunnel that might fit the cross-member. Is it possible the brackets were only for the 430 engine?

Kevin
4 on each side in the trans hump inside that go threw to the cross member to bolts it up.That picture from john shows them.Tom

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Old 07-10-2011, 11:07 AM
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The holes in my car are in a different location which is why I am asking if a 352 is different for a 430 mount - they were different transmissions. I'm not sure how to post pictures or I would.

Mine looks like the cross-member mounts directly to the floor of the car with four bolts and nuts. No bracket at all.
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The holes in my car are in a different location which is why I am asking if a 352 is different for a 430 mount - they were different transmissions. I'm not sure how to post pictures or I would.

Mine looks like the cross-member mounts directly to the floor of the car with four bolts and nuts. No bracket at all.
I have a 430 and a 352 ,I neaver took the one out from the 352 ,but I think they mount the same.The mounting bolts go threw from the in side and the cross member bolts to the the studs that go thew if I recall when I took the one from the 430 out.
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The holes in my car are in a different location which is why I am asking if a 352 is different for a 430 mount - they were different transmissions. I'm not sure how to post pictures or I would.

Mine looks like the cross-member mounts directly to the floor of the car with four bolts and nuts. No bracket at all.
If you look at the picture the bigger pieces bolts to the floor next to the hump and the smaller ones goes to the sides of the hump.I think the brackets are for more strength.Pretty sure that is what they look like on 352 and 430's .I have a picture of the underside of my 430 that shows the bolts on the underside if that would help.I can send it to Ray if you want to see it?

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Tom ~ tp tbird sent me this pic to post. Hopefully, it will help you.
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Hi Kevin, Yup! Email me your pix to my email addy below and I will post for you.
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Here are two pix Kevin sent me.
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When looking at the bottom picture the top is along the tunnel and the right is the front of the car. The holes are in the floorboard. I believe the distance between the holes in the cross member is the same as the distance across the tunnel.
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