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Old 01-01-2018, 08:26 PM   #1
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`62 engine swap

I just bought a 1962 C10 with a six in it and was wondering if anyone can guide me through the motor mount process for puting in a 350. The truck doesnt have side motor mounts and I dont have a donor truck that had a V8 in it to rob from. The truck has a 4 speed granny transmission. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:34 PM   #2
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Talk with Captian Fab on that...he is into the early trucks, & will have good advice, & maybe parts......longhorn
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:35 PM   #3
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Thank You!
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:53 PM   #4
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WOW! I did not see that you just started.....its a good board, with a bunch of info. Welcome to the fun! Longhorn
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:03 PM   #5
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Ive been a member for almost 4 years but havent done much with it yet. Now with the new truck it should be an exciting adventure! Thanks again.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:48 PM   #6
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I had a 62 4wd, they used the horse shoe type mount up front. Not sure if 2wd does or not...sorry if not much help lol....
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:20 PM   #7
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Manual trans 62's with either 6 or 8 used the front mount. Autos did not. The 6cyl 235 used a different bell-housing than the V8 also. You would need a 60-62 V8 bell-housing with hyd clutch set-up + the front Horse-shoe front mount (i think the 6cyl mount is different) You didn't say if changing to an auto trans with the 350? If auto you could use after-market cross-members (under eng and trans or find some stock auto side mounts) It.s not as easy to do this swap on 60-62's as 63-66. Hoped this helped some--good luck.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:41 PM   #8
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I had a 62 4wd, they used the horse shoe type mount up front. Not sure if 2wd does or not...sorry if not much help lol....
Any info is helpful, thanks a lot!
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:26 PM   #9
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I am currently doing this with a '60. Found the bellhousing through a member here, Found the front mount on Ebay. Expect to spend 200 - 300 on bellhousing and 100 - 150 on front mount. (Thats when you can find them for sale) Will also need a V8 throttle lever. I do know where there is a '62 parts truck in central Iowa with all the good stuff you would need. Its rough but complete $600

If you can fabricate and not going for the original look might be better off to sidemount it.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:04 PM   #10
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I'm just ironing out the wrinkles on my '62, put a 383 with a 700r in it. I ended up getting some motor mounts out of, I believe a '71. I had to shim them up a little bit, the frame on a '62 isn't as tall. As far as the 4-speed not sure what you will have to do. I cut the old mounts out where the 3-speed sat.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:40 AM   #11
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I am currently doing this with a '60. Found the bellhousing through a member here, Found the front mount on Ebay. Expect to spend 200 - 300 on bellhousing and 100 - 150 on front mount. (Thats when you can find them for sale) Will also need a V8 throttle lever. I do know where there is a '62 parts truck in central Iowa with all the good stuff you would need. Its rough but complete $600

If you can fabricate and not going for the original look might be better off to sidemount it.
Thank you for the info, I wouldn't be able to go after the parts truck until spring but I will keep in touch with you on it.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:47 AM   #12
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I'm just ironing out the wrinkles on my '62, put a 383 with a 700r in it. I ended up getting some motor mounts out of, I believe a '71. I had to shim them up a little bit, the frame on a '62 isn't as tall. As far as the 4-speed not sure what you will have to do. I cut the old mounts out where the 3-speed sat.
Thanks Frank, shimming the mounts has come up, I almost wish I had found this out before I bought it but I just love the truck, it came from California and has great sheet metal.
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