Small block in a slant 6 abody 67-72 cheap and easy using truck mounts

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    Simple way to install 340 in a slant six k member using dodge truck engine bracket on passenger side with a standard 340 rubber mount and on driver side use the thick slant six mount with the standard 340 abody engine bracket..lets just a very simple way to install V8 without ordering shumaker kit or changing K member..Seems to be right height also because I've mounted headers with power steering and manual steering and never had any issues...

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      Is the truck mount bracket your using come from the passenger side of the truck, or either side truck bracket will work?
       
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      Only one side will work...I believe it is the passenger side truck mount...
       
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      This side doesn't work

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      Interesting, thanks.
       
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      Your welcome..I've been using this method before the kits came out...was just too much work to change out kmember
       
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      What year truck mount?

      Nice work.
       
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      70's
       
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      I can vouch for this. Did it a few years ago when swapping a 318 into an original /6 '70 Duster; used a mid '70's 318 truck bracket on the passenger side and a standard 318 A body bracket on the driver side. It dropped right onto the /6 K member, nice and level, plenty of room.
       
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      you use the passenger side truck mount.. this is an old school way of doing it, heard about it many years ago... if ya look at schumacher mounts they look a lot like h etruck mount..
       
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      72- 93ish ?
       
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      I was just looking one day how to build up passenger side of slant 6 kmember like a V8 one and realized that the truck mount looks like the 4" raised portion I need..low and behold it was perfect ..I had bout half the town installing 340's in Granny's Dart..and nothing hooks better on the street like 6 cylinder springs and torsion bars...bulletproof the rear and tie the frame together..holy shit 10.90 potential..dont forget those 9" front brakes..lmao.....
       
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      WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!!! So you're telling me that a passenger truck and an Abody V8 is all that I need to install my Magnum 5.9 into my 73 Slant6 Dart or am I missing something here??

      Because that is a HUUUUUGE cost savings when compared to the Schumacher Kit's!!!!
       
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      It looks like you got it! I haven't tried it........... yet.
      but truck 5.9s have a few additional changes required.
       
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      So yes I can do it?
      What “few additional changes required”? Do I need to worry about?

      Thanks for the help.
       
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      Dont know how the magnum engine holes are for engine bracket...if they are in same location as LA ...you will also need a driver side standard 360/340 engine bracket
       
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      As to truck 5.9s
      The oilpan will not fit into an A-body
      When running headers; you may find interference with the center engine mount which you will have to grind off.
      And of course,a carb intake with all that entails
      including a KD system for the trans.
      You'll have to install an old-style distributor with flyweights and a Vcan.
      And deal with the reverse rotating serpentine system
      At the back of the 5.9, some guys have had trouble with fitting a pass-car trans and TC. I'm parroting FABO members here, so I can't say what the issues were. I guess the prudent thing would be to prefit the trans before you proceed any further.
      And that's all I can think of.
       
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      May need this for future reference.
       
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      Same location
       
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      I don't think it's gonna work with a 73 up spool type k frame
       
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