Changing motor mounts

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by 79silverz28, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. schitzo

    schitzo Veteran Member

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    I don't have what you need but I am in the same situation. I am swappin a ls1/t56 in my 71 and have to move the mounts on the K member back a few inches.

    It was very easy removing the nuts and bolts but I wonder how hard it will be reistalling them in their new positions.

    I used a 9/16'' distributor wrench and regular wrench with a 9/16 " socket to remove the bolts closest to the rad on each side as well as the lower most bolt.

    the distributor wrench would not work with the top bolt and nut closest to the firewall.......I found out that a regular socket and extention will go directly to the nut in the crossmember. it took me less than 30 mins to remove them all

    I have to drill new holes further back in the X member.I plan to use the Dist wrench with duct tape on the bottom to hold the nut in place while I insert the bolt from up top

    This thread saved me alot of work.....I was going to remove all the front suspension.
     
  2. OldSchoolFormula

    OldSchoolFormula Veteran Member

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    Yep, but my main problem is I have Pontiac frame mounts. The junkyards around here are all a few feet deep in mud at the moment... :(
     
  3. schitzo

    schitzo Veteran Member

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    def try eBay.....they should be easy to find
     
  4. OldSchoolFormula

    OldSchoolFormula Veteran Member

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    Youd think so, but havent seen a single pair yet. Lots of BBC mounts, though.
     
  5. 72BIGBLOCK

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    i have that problem too. i have pontiac frame
     
  6. Vicious Z28

    Vicious Z28 Veteran Member

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    Yeah the nut has a flanged side like a built in washer. This holds the nut in the dizzy wrench.
     
  7. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I pulled the bolts up though the frame/mount and put the nuts/washers on top.
    It only took about 20 minutes to take the wrong mounts out and put the right ones in while my engine installation team took a beer break. ;)
     
  8. bbc nova

    bbc nova Veteran Member

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    Thats no shiznit!!!!!!! I cant believe he changed them so fast.:eek:
     
  9. 68400BIRD

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    GO PACK GO

    Well, he did do it three different times.:p
     
  10. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Three times over a 15 year period.
    The last time was by far the fastest.


    (Thanks again, Rob, for finding the bolts I lost in the frame. :) )
     

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