Ok, so before the motor can go in, i need to address the motor mount issue. Well, Everyone says the conversion mounts are junk, and after seeing how beefy the OEM 460 mounts are i have to agree. So i went to the junkyard and got a pair of motor mount towers torched out of a truck. Only cost me $30 for the pair!
Before you ask, yes the towers are discontinued by Ford, i looked into it. There are a couple passenger side mounts left scattered in random dealers across the US, but thats it. They also cost more than what i got my pair for.
Towers, fresh from the junkyard:
Excess frame removed, and wire-wheeled in preparation for paint
My frame, with the small block mounts still installed
Just like the big block towers, passenger side is 4 bolts, driver side is bolt (2) & rivet (4).
Passenger side towers, big block in front
Driver side towers, big block in front
...and installed in my frame.
I saved the bolts from all 4 towers because they were all in great shape, which left me with more than enough bolts to replace all the rivets i knocked out.
With this done, theres really not much left for me to do before the 460 goes in!