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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Engine Install

At the request of some other buddies....I am putting up an engine install thread. I already did the shaft install in another thread. Install the front mount first. You will use this mount to locate everything else off of. Attach the mount to the the stock holes that the original breather was attached to. Then drill and attach the lower bolts. I used 3/8" X 3/4" grade 8 with large flat washers and lock nuts.
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Next, install the rear mount on the front of the motor and set it in the car. Eyeball your driveline left to right and get it as straight as possible. Take a pencil and outline your bracket. Remove engine and bracket back out of the car. Cut a hole in the crossmember as pictured. I also took a pic with the measurements of my cutout. If you use my measurements, make sure to double check it against you bracket for variations in the manufacture of your bracket and car. I left about 3/8" for left to right adjustment. It will also help to not cut out the back part of the crossmember for additional strength....every little bit helps.
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Here are a couple more. I also include a shot lineing up the rear shaft left to right. It is also very important to align the shaft level as well. Depending on your bracket and car, you may still need to shim your rear motor mount to get the shaft level. I used 1/4" aluminum plate to shim my rear bracket to get the rear shaft level. Level and straight = long life and no vibration.

Note, the rear shaft in the picture is the stock shaft that was used to mock my motor position up. Welding up the new shafts is next.
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Here is a pic of the third motor mount that goes to the head. My car is an 04 so I had to cut the passenger seat belt mount off. I will relocate it later. I had to trim the bracket a little to make it fit. I also put a 130 thousandth spacer between the factory bracket and the head to get everything to line up the way I wanted it.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to do this install. I am just sharing what I did. I am not saying mine is the best way....just "a way"

I used a Sawzall and a cutoff wheel on a 90 degree die grinder to make all of my cuts.
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Great pics thunder!! I started a write up at home and got part way through it and never finished it! Its so hard because you try to include every detail but it seems its never ending!

Props to you for getting this far....with pics and instructions!
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Great write up, your moving right along. When do you think you will be finshed?
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Thanks!

Alot of it depends on my work schedule. I am out of town all week. If I get my shafts back friday....I should be able to finish engine mounts, drivelines, and the radiator. I plan on spending some time on my electrical and my mount for all my electronics....but I also am missing riding. We ride from Nov to March and then the our boat season starts and I get my real horsepower fix!
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Here is a pic of the third motor mount that goes to the head. My car is an 04 so I had to cut the passenger seat belt mount off. I will relocate it later. I had to trim the bracket a little to make it fit. I also put a 130 thousandth spacer between the factory bracket and the head to get everything to line up the way I wanted it.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to do this install. I am just sharing what I did. I am not saying mine is the best way....just "a way"

I used a Sawzall and a cutoff wheel on a 90 degree die grinder to make all of my cuts.
Good idea on the top rear motor mount Looks great so far hurry up and finish it
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Lookin good it will definitly be worth it


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so do these motors have to sit crooked in the chassis to line up with the driveshafts or is this an optical illusion?

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