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Boss Hoss
Gearhead

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From: Georgia
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 11-04-2001 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss Hoss   Click Here to Email Boss Hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, one more question before I decide to dive in and take my C-4 transmission out of my Mustang...

When the transmission has been taken out of the car, is the engine OK sitting there on its own, or do I need to brace the engine, since there is no longer a transmission for the engine to "lean" against?

I guess what I'm asking is...can the motor mounts alone support the engine securely for a little while until the new transmission is installed?

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*1965 Mustang 289 coupe*
*1996 Mustang GT coupe*

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jermustang68
Journeyman

Posts: 8
From: Santa Rosa,Texas, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 11-04-2001 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jermustang68   Click Here to Email jermustang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From my experiences you can leave the motor supported by just the mounts but it puts stress on the mounts which could possibly damage the mounts. It be better just to support the engine.

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franklin
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From: VA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-04-2001 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember not worrying about my 65 because the engine rested against the crossmember going underneath the pan.

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kcode
Gearhead

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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-04-2001 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have a Monte Carlo bar or a fan shroud, I would suggest supporting the motor.
Don't forget to disconnect the carb linkage, radiator hoses, fuel line from fender to fuel pump. Better yet, support your motor.

Mike

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