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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 12, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

Hi guys,
i'm helping a buddy finish his 67 Camaro,since he fell in the wrong hands and they made a mess .
I was looking around for some new motor mounts and engine mounting frame brackets, i found it pretty confusing to get the right ones for a 400HP SBC,
anybody been through this already??
We would like to get the best..
Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 12, 02:13 PM
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If using an 8" balancer use the 1969 302/350 frame stands (mounts), and the "Tall and narrow" engine mounts for a '69.

If using Anchor brand engine mounts use the 2283 mounts... Parts books are wrong !

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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

Ok i just looked up the Anchor part no. 2283 but it doesn't talk about what year camaro they are for, if i go by the year (1969) it gives this part no. 2285 that seem to be different.
I also need the engine mounting frame brackets to match..
Pretty confusing !
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Yes, The WEBSITE and the books are wrong and any parts houses that use those as their reference are wrong !

Again, Use the 2283 !

Anchor lists it as a mount for a 396 which uses the exact same mount.

67-69 307 or 327 use....2267
67-68 396....................2267
67-68 302 or 350 use....2285
1969 302/350/396 use..2283

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I'm going from a sbc to a 427 bbc what would I need to use? Didn't see a list for them in this thread
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I'm going from a sbc to a 427 bbc what would I need to use? Didn't see a list for them in this thread
What year is your car ?

The 396 and 427 are both big blocks. You would use those mounts.

However, the 67/68 use the Anchor 2267 engine mount. This mount is not an interlocking mount. If using the 67/68 big block frame stands I would suggest you use the "short and wide" Energy Suspension engine mount that is interlocking. Part number 3-1114.

If using the 1969 big block frame stands use the Anchor 2283 engine mount or the Energy Suspension "Tall and Narrow" engine mount. Part number 3-1117.

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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

what are your thoughts about these upgrade poly mounts??With these they give me the possibility to get a matched motor mount frame bracket too..
http://www.camarocentral.com/product_p/enc-1276.htm
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The Energy Suspension Mounts are polyurethane and that is what I have and many Team Camaro members use them also.
I have never heard a complaint.
Summit has them for $31.00 each. That's 62.00 pr vs. 75.00 pr.

Those are not "matched sets". They just work with them, as would the Energy Suspension mounts.

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What year is your car ?

The 396 and 427 are both big blocks. You would use those mounts.

However, the 67/68 use the Anchor 2267 engine mount. This mount is not an interlocking mount. If using the 67/68 big block frame stands I would suggest you use the "short and wide" Energy Suspension engine mount that is interlocking. Part number 3-1114.

If using the 1969 big block frame stands use the Anchor 2283 engine mount or the Energy Suspension "Tall and Narrow" engine mount. Part number 3-1117.
TJ, my car is a 67. Other then the engine mounts is there anything else I need to change or modify?
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Coston, You will need a big block transmission crossmember. No, a small block one will not work. If it is a 4-speed (Stick shift) you will need a big block z bar. Also, radiator shroud, radiator, BBC heater core and heater core cover (or modify small block cover if it is a non-a/c car. I'm sure that there is more.

There are numerous threads on this. Do a search and read, read, read...

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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

Why would you want to ditch the L6?

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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

Add the throttle linkage to that list...

And a shifter depending on what you use for a tranny...

It's been 25 years since I did mine but it was already a V8 car, just not a big block.

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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

Heres a few pics of the mess this guy (his mechanic) made,
Not only did he put them strange motors mounts on there he also positioned the engine at least 1" to far back against the firewall..




Any thoughts are welcome
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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

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Why would you want to ditch the L6?

The car is not mine,the guy that bought it wanted a V8 under the hood..
I personally would never buy a L6 to convert..
I also have another buddy here in Italy that is restoring a 68 Camaro 6 banger to its original charm,this is thread::
http://www.usacarsforum.it/forum/ind...vrolet-camaro/

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Re: 67 Camaro L6 to V8 conversion, which motor mounts?

Start with 67-68 small block frame mounts, don't use any '69 parts. Get the Energy Suspension urethane motor/tranny mounts for your year Camaro.

There will be no problem with an 8" balancer or a 1" sway bar with the '67-68 parts. The only cars that HAVE problems in this area ARE the '69 cars with their (apparently easy to) mix and match frame and motor mounts. If you stick with your year parts, you can't screw up. My '67 uses stock frame and ES parts with the 8" balancer and 1" sway bar, there is no issue.

If the L6 came with a stick, transfer the crossmember, driveshaft and z-bar over to the V8 and you will be good to go.

You will have to either modify/adapt the throttle cable (which some prefer) for V8 use or swap it out for the lever linkage. A bigger radiator with matching shroud probably wouldn't hurt either.
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