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Forum Name: FE Block Forum
Forum Description: 332, 352, 360, 361, 390, 406, 410, 427 and 428 engines
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Topic: motor mounts for a 73 sport.
Posted By: gale9193
Subject: motor mounts for a 73 sport.
Date Posted: 14-November-2012 at 2:30PM
i have a 390 i want to drop in my torino, but can't find mounts. any ideas?
thanks, gale



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Posted By: legend onirot
Date Posted: 14-November-2012 at 5:42PM
may have to make your own.  the torino never came with a 390, sooooooo...  may have to fab some up. 

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Posted By: torkair
Date Posted: 14-November-2012 at 10:21PM
Consider unloading that 390 for a good chunk of cash and build something a little more Torino friendly like a 400.

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Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 15-November-2012 at 2:42AM
i recall 2 instances of FE's in 72+ Torinos, i tried asking Q's about the mounts but never got any kind of a reply from either. 1 was on this board for sure maybe in the Netherlands?
 
all i can think of is, depending upon where the mount bosses are on the FE block in relation to the chassis crossmember... to somehow morph Torino 351M/400 or a 429/460 mounts to the backing plate of the FE mounts w/o the rubber & probably a stud ? 


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Posted By: SininenIII
Date Posted: 15-November-2012 at 3:09AM
Ankarback from Sweden has an FE engine in his ยด72.
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/ankarbacks-72-torino-project_topic4559.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/ankarbacks-72-torino-project_topic4559.html


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Posted By: Robbdtme
Date Posted: 15-November-2012 at 3:30PM
I have a built 390 sitting here and took a look at  the mounts, Same location but completely a different style. A little research and all I found was either remove the old mounts and kits are out with the fe block brackets then mounting tabs need to be welded to the cars frame.
Other possible option that might work I found are Mustang fe block kits like this one:
http://www.mustangdepot.com/OnLineCatalog/Engine/images/MM-FD-01_AT.jpg

Looks no matter how you go though those mounts are going to run 180-230 bucks before shipping and labor.



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Posted By: Robbdtme
Date Posted: 15-November-2012 at 3:50PM
Interesting mount here, Looks like it works with either setup. Frame side only.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/69-70-FORD-C9AZ-6029-D-MOTOR-MOUNT-TORINO-GALAXIE-CYCLONE-390-428-CJ-SCJ-MERCURY-/320951926736?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4aba39bfd0&vxp=mtr


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Johnny cash Special 74-75-76 freak. 77 XR7. 78 LTD II sport looks pretty but poop 302 in it.


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 15-November-2012 at 7:19PM
OK, I MIGHT be interested in this info for Motor Mounts.
Just came across a buddy here that is trying to unload a TOTALLY BUILT 390.
40 over, flat tops, cam, balanced etc... top to bottom with carb and headers
Came out of a 64 Galaxie, has not even been started since the rebuild.
Estimated over 500hp 401/406 cu in
Along with a built TCI C-6!
 
I can get it for a good deal.
Anyone interested in this set up??
I can broker the deal and deliver for the right price or I can pick it up and stuff it in the Torino backed by the 9"?
 
Thoughts?
 


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Posted By: stanman
Date Posted: 15-November-2012 at 9:59PM
If I were you I'd definitely at least TRY to install it. The trans cross-member shouldn't be a problem so install that, hang the whole assembly in place and measure up for custom mounts. I'm sure you can weld up something. They don't have to be pretty as long as they're strong.


Posted By: Robbdtme
Date Posted: 16-November-2012 at 2:29AM
I did some reading where Fe mounts can be drilled out for a 429-460 to have 3 bolts a side, 2 holes already line up they drill the 3rd, Maybe 429-460 mounts could also be drilled for a Fe? Google Ford 390 Motor mounts and check look at images, You can see how they are different. I was going to post pictures but they are already all over the internet. I think the main concern here is the engine height to clear the hood unless plans are to chop it for extra clearance anyway.
Anyway the 1970 Torino 428cj mounts look like a possibility, Same fe block series engine.


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Johnny cash Special 74-75-76 freak. 77 XR7. 78 LTD II sport looks pretty but poop 302 in it.


Posted By: Robbdtme
Date Posted: 16-November-2012 at 2:36AM
BTW my neighbor is is a professional engine builder and mentioned the connecting rods in these alone are worth 100 bucks each used if they get really wide. He is itching to pull the pan off my engine and have a look. Sounds like only some 390's and everything above has these rods. 360 and below do not.

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Johnny cash Special 74-75-76 freak. 77 XR7. 78 LTD II sport looks pretty but poop 302 in it.


Posted By: gale9193
Date Posted: 02-February-2013 at 12:04PM
found the mounts!!!!. speedway makes them and can get the crossmember and mounts for under 100. c'mon spring lol.......Wink


Posted By: papadeath
Date Posted: 05-February-2013 at 9:02AM
Nice job, Gale. A little research pays off nicely. Post pics step by step.

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Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 05-February-2013 at 10:29AM
Originally posted by gale9193 gale9193 wrote:

found the mounts!!!!. speedway makes them and can get the crossmember and mounts for under 100. c'mon spring lol.......Wink
 
 
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Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 25-January-2015 at 4:37AM
Another option for mounts...
Spoke with a friend who used to do a lot to 60s/70s ford trucks.
Mid 70s f150 came with FE engines (390/360) and to put a 385 in there are 3 common ways.
The first (strongest, right?) way is to change out all the mount pats to 385 2wd 460 parts.
The second has you cutting up a fullsize mount (ears off rivet out and replaced but a bolt that goes into the FE frame bracket)
The third (relevant to Torinos) is to leave the FE frame brackets and bolt the insulators to a Torino/Thunderbird/Mark engine bracket.
Reverse that process, and you SHOULD be able to bolt the truck FE engine bracket to the T-bird/Torino insulator.
 


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Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 26-June-2016 at 2:01PM
Yet another variant to this I just heard about.
Take a set of Crites mounts apart.
Discard the insulators.
Install  FE truck mounts (single screw, mid 70s version) on the Crites bracket in place of the 385 insulator.
Install engine.
Haven't seen it in operation myself, but it's supposed to work.
Looking at pictures of the Crites mounts, the FE insulators, it should work. 


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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra


Posted By: doby
Date Posted: 06-August-2016 at 11:52AM
i trying to do the same thing you said speedway  had them  dont know anything about them any part numbers how would i find them  help needed


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 06-August-2016 at 12:05PM
this is what I find
 
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Ford-FE-Series-Big-Block-V8-Rubber-Motor-Mounts,61974.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Ford-FE-Series-Big-Block-V8-Rubber-Motor-Mounts,61974.html


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Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 14-September-2016 at 3:52PM
http://www.cjponyparts.com/engine-side-mount-bracket-big-block-1967-1970/p/EFB3/" rel="nofollow - http://www.cjponyparts.com/engine-side-mount-bracket-big-block-1967-1970/p/EFB3/
If anyone is still playing with this idea, these are the FE engine brackets that use D1ZZ-6038-A insulators to mount in a mustang or torino. The 429 in 70, 71 used the same insulator with an engine bracket that was an earlier version of the engine bracket for 73-up torino. (can't find the part#, but should also be the one used in 72) 
So... these, along with 429/460 insulators should put a FE into a 72-up torino chassis, barring oil pan issues...


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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra


Posted By: Joshjg
Date Posted: 20-November-2017 at 1:12PM
U mounted a 390 in torino? I have a 73 and am putting a 390 in. Lookinbg for mounts. Can u tell me what u did or what u got and from where please.



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