how can i tell if its a turbo 350 crossmember?

madmaxx57

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i have a crossmember that is still in my car..it came no motor or transmission..originally v-8 car..i see the crossmember has been notched..but i really dont know what its for..i'm thinking its for a 350..as this certainly wasnt a high dollar roller (lol)..i doubt it had a bbc in it...i just thought it would be nice to know before i dropped in the m/t...this crossmember looks factory with a notch in it.(78 malibu).thanks!!
 

TURNA

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78's only came with a 350/250 3 and 4 speed manual trans. All the same xmember.

If it is bolted into the original location then that is what it is for.
 

Farmboy

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Isn't a V-6 crossmember offset to one side or something and requires notching or something??? :?
 

madmaxx57

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i will try to get a pic of it..maybe that will help...i guess one of the issues is what someone has done to the car, before you got it!..lol thanks guys
 

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t5montecarlo said:
The V6 crossmember is mounted in rubber cushions and the transmission mount is offset.

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I know about the cushions, but I have always used the V-6 xmember with a t350 without any fitment problems or modifications.

Not to mention arent a 250 and a 350 trans the same dimensions besides the band adjuster?
 

t5montecarlo

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The transmission mount for a V6 car is different than for a V8 car. The physical location on the transmission is the same, but the mount is different. The steel plate on top of the rubber is long, offsetting the rubber about 5 inches or so to one side.
 

madmaxx57

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cant seem to get a pic to show anything but darkness..lol..it appears to be in the stock location..mounted directly to frame...looks like a t/h 350 lol????
 

madmaxx57

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yea probaly so...i was just looking at it wondering if it was gonna be one more thing to slow this build down..lol
 

Bill in NC

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t5montecarlo said:
The transmission mount for a V6 car is different than for a V8 car. The physical location on the transmission is the same, but the mount is different. The steel plate on top of the rubber is long, offsetting the rubber about 5 inches or so to one side.

My factory crossmember was the same way. It was a 200ci/350th combo. IIRC there was a bracket that bolted the trans mount and catalytic converter together on the offset crossmember pad. It was a funky set up. I ended up going by dixiemontecarlodepot and picking up a crossmember from an 83 SS along with it's larger diameter driveshaft (larger than my v6 driveshaft anyway).
 

Bill in NC

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Slide it in the car. If the pad sits in the middle of the tunnel, you're good to go.
 

Bill in NC

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Which v6 did you have?

Mine looked like a pencil with u-joints on each end lol!
 

Bill in NC

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Mine looked just like this one that came out of my sons 2.8 F-body. It's kinda hard to tell in the pic just how small the diameter is. And yes this one joined the scrap pile also.
 

madmaxx57

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ok on the d.s. note..i will be needing one..lol what is the one i need to find..sbc with t/h 350.street/strip car.thanks