Chassis Engineering AS-0508B is a Bolt-on Engine Crossmember with a 8 inch drop, and is recommended for use with wide (26 inch or more) frames. Other versions we have available for the universal engine crossmembers:
AS-0504B Bolt-on Engine Crossmember 4 inch Drop
AS-0506B Bolt-on Engine Crossmember 6 inch Drop
AS-0508B Bolt-on Engine Crossmember 8 inch Drop
AS-0504W Weld-on Engine Crossmember 4 inch Drop
AS-0506W Weld-on Engine Crossmember 6 inch Drop
AS-0508W Weld-on Engine Crossmember 8 inch Drop
To determine which engine crossmember is needed for your application First locate the center of the original engine mounts. Place a flat strap across the bottom of the oil pan at this point and measure up to the center of the crankshaft. This distance corresponds to the drop of the crossmember. Allow at least 1/2″ clearance between the oil pan and the crossmember. Cut the engine crossmember bar to the length you need (make sure to center it), then weld the ends onto the crossmember and either bolt (Bolt-on style) or weld (Weld-on style) it in place on the frame. For best results, have a look at our engine mounts selection to find a matching set of mounts for your particular engine, and use our street rod engineered SS-0011 engine cushion set with Thru Bolt Construction for safety, stability and durability. Before going the universal route, have a look at our collection and see if there is a swap kit for your car listed. If there is, use that kit instead. If you can’t find a kit for your particular car frame and engine combo, you can use the steps below to determine which parts you need.
Each engine mounting kit is made up of 3 parts:
1a. Frame adapters. Our universal frame adapters come in different styles. For channel frames use AS-0106. For boxed frames use AS-0304 or our most popular AS-0305, which is available in 4 lengths. For top hat frames (1936-1954 Chevy cars) use AS-0204 All of our universal frame adapters are adjustable and can be cut to the length needed to properly align the frame mounts with the engine mounts. To determine the length of the frame adapters, use the information below to determine the frame width and the engine mount width: If you are using a boxed-type frame, measure the distance on the inside of the frame between the boxing plates. If you are using a channel-type frame, measure the distance on the inside of the frame between the side walls of the frame rails. if you are using existing engine mounts, measure between the center points of the engine block mounting points, otherwise use the chart below to determine the width of the mounts you need. Then simply subtract the engine mount width from the frame width and divide it by two (for a frame adapter on each side of the frame). Example: We have a frame of 23 inches wide. According to the chart, we would use 19″ engine mounts. 23 inches minus 19 inches leaves us with 4 inches, so the frame adapters would need to be (4 divided by 2) 2 inches long (from the edge to the center of the mounting hole). Again, before you go the universal route, check and see if we have a full kit for your car and engine combination listed. If we do, it will save you some fabrication work.
1b. Engine Crossmembers for use with wide frames. For cars with a wide (26 inch or more) frame, we have engine crossmembers available. We offer crossmembers with various drops. To determine which one would work best with your setup, locate the center line between the two engine mounts and place a flat strap across the bottom of the oil pan at this point. Then measure from here to the center of the crank shaft. This distance corresponds to the drop listed for the crossmember.
Note: Allow at least an extra 1/2 inch of clearance between the oil pan and the crossmember.
2. Engine mounts. We offer engine mounts for a large variety of engines, in a number of different lengths to make them work with just about any frame type. The engine mount style is chosen based on the type (brand/model) of engine, and the engine mount length is determined by the width of the frame. For boxed frames, measure the distance on the inside of the frame between the boxing plates: For channel frames, measure the distance on the inside of the frame between the side walls of the frame rails. To determine the length for the engine mount, measure between the center points of the engine block mounting points. Then use the information below to determine the length you need.
Note: If you are using one of our engine crossmembers instead of our frame adapters, use 19 inch engine mounts.
3. Engine Mount Cushion Set. For all the Chassis Engineering Engine Mounting Kits we use our biscuit style, street rod engineered SS-0011 engine cushion set. This cushion set is impervious to gas and oil and offers great shock- and sound absorption as well as increased resistance to deformation and temperature extremes. It uses Thru Bolt Construction for safety and stability with a larger cross section to support even heavier engines.
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