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Yup good idea on the plastic. I have some at work


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Well I went to start the car yesterday and the battery was flat, so stuff it, thought now was a good time to tear it down and get it ready for boost. Started the afternooon like this


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Ended the afternoon like this




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Not happy with my motor mounts so img going to change part of them. Also changing a few other things and making it look nicer with some polishing and powdercoating


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That was a lot for an afternoon! You really got busy.


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Nice!


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In regards to the engine mounts, I'd like another opinion here.

So I noticed from the get go that my motor sat lower than most others. I have ron morris engine mounts, the normal height ones, not the lowered type. It still however sat lower, to the point where the hipo manifolds are literally a bees dick off the shock towers(probably touching in some places).

So when i pulled it apart yesterday, I had a look at the engine mounts, and noticed they look like they are 'sagging' a little. The design of them has them on a bit of a sloping angle. You'll notice that they only use two out of the three available holes in the chassis, and you can almost see the 3rd hole poking out the top on the passenger side.








So I am going to order these.



These are replacement ron morris/tcp chassis side engine mounts which mustang depot sell, but thicker, and with 3 holes. You can tell right away from the design that they will sit higher with that where that 3rd top bolt is positioned.
I noticed in my research that the TCP engine mounts are designed to use all 3 bolts, not 2.

Anyway, hopefully that will lift the motor up a tad and give me a bit more clearance.

Two questions. You reckon that will be easy to replace with the motor in the car? And what size grade 8 bolts for used for the engine mount to frame. Are they 3/8 or 7/16?


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You should be able to do it with a jack under the engine I would think, or an engine crane possibly.
It might be a two person job though.

I've got my set of adjustables here (ones from the tech zone in this website) to put in my car one day. I still need to buy the rubbers to suit though.


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Bolts are 3/8"


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Thanks Kerry


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I did mine on my own, as hybrid said jack under. I had the factory mounts in place first to centre it then did 1 side at a time and all good. Engineer made a good point that because they are adjustable side to side you need to put something to stop the engine shifting in the elongated hole to the side the engine wants to twist to. He said hes seen it happen where it shifted and locked the steering shaft and going at any speed with no steering is very bad. I put an L bracket over the top to stop it shifting to that side. Ive got a pic somewhere but hopefully yu know what i mean


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Yeah I think I understand. I did mark the engine mount positions with a paint marker both left/right and forward/rear, and so far they haven't moved. My engine was not powerful though. I'll definately look into it, thanks mate.

Also, did you jack the motor up from the bellhousing, or under the same with a block of wood or so


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Husky65 wrote










Just looking at the pics of your mounts. Is it an optical illusion or are you using 5/16 lower bolts?


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Husky65 wrote
Yeah I think I understand. I did mark the engine mount positions with a paint marker both left/right and forward/rear, and so far they haven't moved. My engine was not powerful though. I'll definately look into it, thanks mate.

Also, did you jack the motor up from the bellhousing, or under the same with a block of wood or so


Definitely peace of mind. $2 bracket. Block of wood under the sump. Very light jacking up. Just enough to hold it while you remove and replace. Make sure you're using longer bolts for the block side. My steel plate is pretty thick and the stock bolts will go in but not really long enough. So i got a little longer as advised by the engineer.


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Nuts wrote
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Just looking at the pics of your mounts. Is it an optical illusion or are you using 5/16 lower bolts?


It's an optical illusion Smile


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