Just got on Firewheelclassics.com and they're advertising frame mounts for 69 Camaro big blocks!!! I've been searching a while and this seems too good to be true. These should be quality pieces, shouldn't they?
pdq67 - thanks for the reply. I checked the post you referred me to...although I'm still a bit confused. I do believe in quality motor mounts (got the Auto Zone motor mounts once...once!) but are you saying the frame mounts are junk as well if not GM?
No, I'm saying that there are different motor mounts that fit different frame mounts due to the many applications. I mention this because someone posted that their motor mounts didn't fit their frame mounts. They might have motor mounts that DON'T fit their application. Thats all. pdq67
They have advertised the frame mounts for awhile but when I called them, they only had the driver's side. And they couldn't get the passenger side. I used my small block ones. It lowered the motor about 1/2" and back about 3/4". Putting the belt on the lower pulley was tight but went on. Every thing else worked out fine.
You might try www.camaros.com they had the discontinued mount back at the beginning of the year for the 67-68's. They claimed to have plenty of new and used sets at that time. I don't think they are being reproduced yet, good luck!
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I would still like to know what the difference is between the BB and SB frame mounts. Me and my brother put a LS-6 in his X77 Z-28 about 12 years ago and had no problems with it. We used Moroso solid engine mounts and it bolted up easily. No problems with headers, cross member, pulleys or anything. Does anybody have any pictures that show the difference in them? One more thing, what is the difference in the '67, '68, and '69 frame mounts? I thought these would be the same too.
'69 RS/SS396 pro street
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I will tell you tomorrow night. Just got the old 406 out tonight and I gota change mounts so will set stock '67 small block right next to stock '67 big block mounts and will measure and post back. pdq67
My understanding is that the driver's side mount is taller which will indeed give extra clearance around the steering. Believe me, I'd like nothing better than to run with small block mounts, especially since I yanked the small block this past weekend and found out the previous owner/dumb*%s welded in the small block frame mounts. GRRR!!!
However, I'm not sure I want to risk the potential problems (there have been lots already) such as engine hitting wiper motor, power steering booster, headers not fitting, etc.
One thing I don't know is why there are different frame mounts for 67-68's and for 69's. I mean, same frame, same big block, etc. Why change?
Finally found the big block mounts!!! Year One and NPD were both out but Classic Industries had them in stock - I had to settle for '68's but at least they're GM. Price was $34 each which I gladly paid. Whew! I was really starting to get worried. I'm posting this in the hopes of saving others the wild goose chase!
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