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Old 01-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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I'm looking at a 1960 ford thunderbird the motor is stuck don't know how bad yet but will any fe motor fit it

I remember back a long time ago I tried to put a 352 into a 1974 ford truck and the motor mount would not fit

been along time I bee around one I thought the newer one had more spots for the motor mounts

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Old 01-22-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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I'm looking at a 1960 ford thunderbird the motor is stuck don't know how bad yet but will any fe motor fit it

I remember back a long time ago I tried to put a 352 into a 1974 ford truck and the motor mount would not fit

been along time I bee around one I thought the newer one had more spots for the motor mounts

thanks
The FE motor mount L and R block bosses changed from 3 to 4 in '65, so late blocks will fit earlier pre-'65 mounts, while early '58-'64 blocks require some mount mods to fit late motor mounts.
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:25 PM   #3
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ok thanks I thought that but wanted to make sure

so what's is it between the gold paint and blue paint on the engine
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:09 PM   #4
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corporate blue came out in 1966. Before that most were black, some gold and some red.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:18 PM   #5
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I put a 332 into a 69 highboy once. I just made some plates from 1/2 stock, drilled the holes for the mounts and for the block. I did have to slot the motor mount holes in the towers a little to get the mount studs through. The engine will set a bit higher but it never seemed to be a problem
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In the sixties blue valve covers denoted 352 2bbl, yellow, 352 4V, gold Thunderbird valve covers 390 4 V.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:08 PM   #7
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ok thanks these are blue
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:51 AM   #8
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The FE motor mount L and R block bosses changed from 3 to 4 in '65, so late blocks will fit earlier pre-'65 mounts, while early '58-'64 blocks require some mount mods to fit late motor mounts.
A correction to my earlier post. The '58-'64 blocks had 2 motor mount bosses on each side, not 3.
The later blocks have 4, with the added bosses positioned forward and wider apart than the original bosses.
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