shorter transmission mounts?

Discussion in 'Transmission & Driveline Topics' started by Goat, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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  2. Goat

    Goat Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It looks like the centerline of the horizontal through bolt is centered between the upper and lower mount bolts. If so, the height should not change...I'll call DSE tomorrow and verify. Thanks for your help.
     
  3. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Heres Tim's Car.
     

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  4. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    a 3rd one for your comfort. DSE will tell you this is the right way. Not sure if it makes a difference.
     

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  5. Goat

    Goat Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm not doubting your claim. I'm past that. Just now wondering if it matters...
     
  6. Goat

    Goat Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You said... " DSE will tell you this is the right way"

    I'm not disputing you!

    I said... "If so, the height should not change...I'll call DSE tomorrow and verify".

    I want to ask DSE if reversing the mounts makes any difference...
     
  7. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I'm anal, I would want it right regardless. Do you have time to swap them and just see what happens?
     
  8. 71RS/SS396

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    You definitely have the mounts on upside down and it does matter, it changes the height which might be why you had a hard time getting the engine in there.
     
  9. Goat

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    Ok, there many be other reasons for swapping the mount 180, but I don't see it changing the height significantly. Look at the picture. The centerline of the horizontal bolt is almost centered between the two mounting bolts. Swapping it 180 does not look like it will make much difference. I measured the distances and the black bolt is about 1/8" farther away from the centerline than the gold (upper in picture) bolt. In fact, it looks like to me rotating it 180 will actually raise the engine some fraction of an 1/8".

    At any rate, going to change it for peace of mind if nothing else...

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  10. badazz81z28

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    Not sure, but something is telling me it's affecting the fore-aft placement of the engine. I believe the bottom bolt goes in a tapped hole and the top do not. I'm interested to see what changes getting them right does
     

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