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justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted March 19, 2002 09:08 PM
Where exactly do the rear motor mounts bolt up? I know it's in the back of the engine. Is it where the bell housing bolts to the engine? Thanks in advance.

justin
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posted March 20, 2002 08:37 AM
Also, I'm going to run a 3-speed saginaw. Is there anything I need to do before I bolt up the transmission. Will I need an extended pilot bushing? thanks again.

cage86j
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted March 20, 2002 04:40 PM
Justin, you will have to make your own mounts for the rear hope that helps

uforacing51
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posted March 20, 2002 04:48 PM
what kind of a car is this in? mod, pure stock, steet stock, late model. If it is a pure stock (seeing how your in the pure stock forum) then why are the motor mounts in the back of the engine? Is it a weird car? Nova or something?

justin
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posted March 20, 2002 05:05 PM
It's a purestock car (camaro). There have been brackets welded on the frame-rail in the rear of the engine compartment. That's where the guy before me used his rear mounts. I think they mount between the bellhousing and the rear of the block and I think to use them you have to have an extended pilot bushing. Has anyone used rear motor mounts before? I've been told you don't have to run a crossmember for the transmission if you run the rear mounts. Does any of this sound correct to anyone? thanks.

6pack
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posted March 20, 2002 07:57 PM
Every thing you stated is correct. You can get the rear mounts from Day Motorsports, a Dirt Forum sponsor, for $24.95.

justin
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posted March 20, 2002 08:03 PM
If it mounts between the engine block and the bell housing wouldn't this leave a gap between the two? I'm kind of fuzzy on this.

uforacing51
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posted March 20, 2002 11:00 PM
The mounts actually come in just in front of the bellhousing, the bolt goes thru the mount then thru the bellhousing and into the engine block. And yes, they do eliminate the need for the tranny mount. allows you the ability to put in a dummy block and line up all the tranny stuff and driveline. Enjoy!!
P.S. I forgot, no you shouldn't need any different hardware for the tranny to bolt up, you may need longer bolts where the mount will be in the bellhousing but that should be it. Once you get the bellhousing on just slide in the tranny and as the kid says ZOOM ZOOM

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racer17j
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posted March 21, 2002 02:14 AM UIN: 54865418
i would mount them in a box on my shelf a buddy of mine had some in his metric car andf said they were a pain and would never run them again they might be alright on a car that doesn't have to have a full stock floor tho like a mod or late model

6pack
Dirt Maniac

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posted March 21, 2002 09:28 AM
quote:
Originally posted by justin:
If it mounts between the engine block and the bell housing wouldn't this leave a gap between the two? I'm kind of fuzzy on this.

Yes, but it won't hurt anything, just use the long pilot bushing. It's the same as a mid plate on a late model. You can put them behind the bellhousing, but it's stronger to clamp it between the block and bellhousing, this way you're using the block dowels also.


powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 21, 2002 10:13 AM
Don't forget to use extended (long) line up dowel pins

wam24u
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted March 21, 2002 10:08 PM
You need to check you local tracks rulebook before messing with these,they might not be permitted. Could be a lot of trouble for nothing.

dirtracer17
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posted March 22, 2002 06:29 AM
I am putting them in my metric car this year. I wanted them last year but with my headers, I couldn't run em. I went to crossover headers this year because of number one,I like the way they sound and number 2,I can run a bigger oil filter without the clearence problems but I would recommend that you still run a crossmember even with the rear mounts. I have seen too many trannys fall out of the imca cars because they weren't It really messes things up when that happens. ONE thing to remember, you will have to adjust your throwout bearing because you are moving the tranny back.

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cage86j
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted March 24, 2002 05:55 PM
from personal experience i broke several glide hosings b-4 i put mid mounts and rear trans mount so i know they help

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