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nash
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posted 04-27-2001 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am trying to swap the motor mount bracket from a 67 V8 into my 65 V8 car and am curiuos how they are supposed to go. My frame has three holes drilled in it for the original brakcet a low one, and two higher one with one directly over the low one. One of my 67 brakects has an R stamped on it which I take to mean the passenger side but when I try to put it the two bolts holes that are vertically lined upit conflicts with the center cross member. The brakets appear to be about a 1/4 shy of being bolted to the low hole and the other hole that is horizontally offset. They seem to line up with the two hole that are vertical of each other when I put them on the other sides with the one with the R stamped on the drivers side. Does any one know how this is supposed to work or have acess to a 67 service manual as my 65 manual is no help. I wouldn't have done the swap if I hadn't been missing one of the curved piece on the 65 mount and the 67s just looked stronger. Thanks for any help

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sigtauenus
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posted 04-27-2001 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris,
Here's what I see on mine. The bracket is connect to the frame by two bolts, so obviously the brackets will sit on the frame with the side for those two bolts down.

The frame has three holes, one is much lower than the other two. Of the other two, the upper one is closer to the middle of the engine compartment, where the engine would be, and my brackets are bolted to the upper hold and lower hole. The middle hole is not used, might be for big block brackets?

Back to the motor mounts, the mounts are actually two-piece, held together by a single bolt on one side. That side with the part of the bracket bolted together goes toward the front of the car.

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sigtauenus
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posted 04-30-2001 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris, ever have any luck getting them on?

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nash
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posted 04-30-2001 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They seem to conflict with the cross member if I put them in with the 2nd piece of the bracket to the front. This puts the offset end of the main bracket into the cross member. I got them in but by loosing up the cross member but they are in direct contact with it and I am not sure if this is going to be a vibration issue. They seem to fit perfect when reversed as that puts the offset side into the front away from the cross member. Is it normal for them to be so close to the cross member. I didn't try to tighten them up as I was hoping that they went the other way. I am still uncertain if they are going to work. I will keep you posted. Thanks for your help and offer.

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