Saturday July 30, 2016 Guerneville CA.
Yesterday the power went out and didn’t come back on until this morning so I didn’t get around to writing a blog. I picked up the exhaust manifolds yesterday and then came home and worked on figuring out the motor mounts to see if what I had was going to fit. At first, I looked at the mounts I took off the old six and thought I would have to do some serious modifications to get a mount to work on the new engine.
But while trying to figure out how to do some modifications, I realized all I needed to do was throw the six cylinder metal mounts away and only use the rubber part of the mounts and they would bolt directly to the new V8 mount points. At least that’s how it looks so far. I won’t know what will work for sure until I try to install the new engine.
Motor mounts look good to go
Here’s one of the rubber motor mounts from the six cylinder engine that bolted right onto the new V8’s mount area. It looks like it has the right angle to it and hopefully will bolt right up to the van’s mounts.
Modified the alternator bracket
New type starter
Almost ready to go
All the engine needs is the exhaust manifolds bolted on. I painted them and am waiting for the paint to dry.
Once I install the exhaust manifolds the engine will be ready to put in the van.