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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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I am putting a 396 in my '69 camaro. It originally came with a small block. The restoration catalog shows two different engine frame mounts; one for BB and a different one for SB. Does anyone know if the the BB will fit on the SB mount? or Do I need to swap mounts? Do the mounts from a '70 camaro work?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 06:50 PM
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Do a search. It has been covered many times. David Pozzi has an excellent list of what works. It is not as easy as you would think.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 06:51 PM
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The small block mounts will work but the motor may not sit where you really would like for it to be. The motor would sit a bit higher with the small block mounts which may or may not be a issue depending on the type of hood your using. The proper BB mounts also shift the motor to the pass. side.... I forget. Someone here knows exactly how much, I can't remember.
So, if your going to run a BB with no bells & whistles with a cowl hood I don't see a big problem. If it's going to be dressed with A/C, headers, etc. you may want to get the BB mounts. The trans X-members were different too. At least for my 67 SS manual trans car.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 02, 11:36 PM
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I personally don't know of any headers that will fit a big block using small block frame mounts.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 12:00 AM
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I have a 68 converted to BB & TH400 with set of hedman headers that fit with small block mounts, but the car does not have power steering, power brakes or AC.

EDIT: and a cowl hood...

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 06:29 AM
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Like Turbo_Jet, I have succesfully used sbc frame mounts in a 68 to locate the BBC. I had power steering as well, and all header clearance problems were resolved with a hammer and pipe. The heater core cleared as did the high rise manifold and holley carb under a standard hood, The air filter was 2.5 inches. The stock type drivers side rocker cover cleared the booster but I used the Vette/Chevelle angled unit. At 75.00 bucks each for the bbc frame mounts, it is worth trying. My brother and I used sbc mounts in his 78Z to hold his 540 Merlin no problem.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 02, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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My car has power steering, but it sounds like headers will fit with a little encouragement from Mr. hammer. The air cleaner clearance should be okay, since I am using a cowl hood and a 3" tall air cleaner.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 02, 03:31 AM
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If you decide to go with b/b mounts, email me for a pair of NOS.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 02, 05:58 AM
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Will the fan fit correctly in the fan shroud with a BB on SB mounts?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 02, 08:05 AM
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The fan and shroud fit perfectly for me. No cutting or adjustments necessary. The engine sits centered.
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