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Old 10-05-2022, 08:12 PM
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The timing chain cover of the '60 engine will allow you to attach the front engine mount. No problem.

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Old 10-05-2022, 08:47 PM
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He asked about putting a '55 timing cover on a '60 block Larry. My answer is correct for that. Your answer is correct for putting the whole '60 engine in the '55 using the front mounting hardware for the '55, but I'll bet he would have a hard time getting the tranny linkage from the '55 to attach to the '60 transmission if you could get the '60 transmission into the 55 x-frame.

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Thanks guys for both of your reply. Both are correct first I was just thinking timing chain cover, and did not realize all would work. I keep forgetting about the transmission.

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Old 10-05-2022, 09:15 PM
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Yes, Bill, we are both correct, I did not mean to imply that you were not correct. You directly answered his question. I gave another option.

To easily use the 60 engine, he would need to use the 55 Hydramatic transmission. The 55 trans will bolt up to the 60 engine. However, he would need to grind a little off the rear of the crankshaft for clearance, as described by Rich Gabrielson on my web site.

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Old 10-05-2022, 09:55 PM
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So the rear motor mounts would be provided by the the HydraMatic bell housing?

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Yes.

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I used a 60 timing cover on a 66 389 to use the 1st style Hurst mount. It was machined out for the later style seal and requires a tool to center the cover. Paul Spotts sells the tool on ebay now i believe.

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Old 10-06-2022, 08:31 AM
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requires a tool to center the cover. Paul Spotts sells the tool on ebay now i believe.
... or you can borrow mine. Been used on 14 early Pontiac V8s to position the timing cover with no complaints yet.

Look here: http://www.pontiacsafari.com/L1Garag...ealUpgrade.pdf

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Well what's left of it lol. Was just saying its available now. But the only thing is not sure with the changes over the years on the face of the front of the block weather the 60 cover will work. OP is better off using the 2nd style hurst mounts or make his own mounting system.

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Just a quick update, I am still in search of a complete engine and transmission assy. from air cleaner to pan and fan to tail shaft here in my local area. I have had a few items I looked at but not what I wanted.

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Returning to the original question about exhaust manifolds, 56-58 driver side manifolds dumped to the front thereby avoiding the steering box and master cylinder. An elbow was attached to the front of the manifold. This elbow turned down and the exhaust pipe was attached to it. It was then low enough to pass under the steering box. If you used 57-58 manifolds you would not have to worry about moving the engine to provide clearance for the exhaust. The elbow is available as a repro from Ames. Just a thought. Here is a link to a photo in the Ames catalog.

https://secure.amesperf.com/qilan/Im...part_num=PN415

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I have located a complete1968 Pontiac 350 carb to pan, and fan to TH350 trans output shaft. I will be picking it up this weekend. All stock 4 barrel.

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I have located a complete1968 Pontiac 350 carb to pan, and fan to TH350 trans output shaft. I will be picking it up this weekend. All stock 4 barrel.
Thats good. I'm just going to make my own mounts and cross member too.
I'm going to build my own headers kind of like a fender well type header.

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