My 67 GT-500 clone is supposed to have an engine plate, an FE motor mount and then a shock tower bracket on each side for engine mounts. Just for kicks I had the local parts store look them up and sure enough, the rubber mount is listed for about $10. They are shown with the same part number for 68,69,70 428 and 71 429 which is supposed to be correct for the mounts I need. But it lists them as a right hand or left hand and I am pretty sure that the factory 68 428/390 mounts can fit either side. So I have them order them to take a look. When I opened the box I could see right away that they were not what I was expecting. But instead they look like a one piece mount that incorporates the engine mounting plate AND the rubber mount together. The engine side looks like it should mount to the engine bolt holes fine. The shock tower side has the correct side flanges for the one long bolt that is supposed to hold it to the engine stands. But I can't tell short of a trial fit if they will work in place of the two piece mounts.
Is this a replacement design made to eliminate the need for the seperate engine plate? Or are the parts books wrong and and these won't work? Anyone tried them??
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Built a 1967 Shelby GT-350 Convertible Replica, a 67 Vert resto-mod and also built a 427 FE 67 Shelby GT-500R (R Stands for Replica). 427 Side Oiler, toploader 4spd, 4 wheel discs, 9" traction loc and a perfect body. What more could you ask for? Now I car hunt and horse trade and I am currently looking for the next project! Always seeking that elusive "reasonable" Shelby.