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Mpcoluv
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posted 02-21-2003 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was underneath the mustang yesterday and noticed that the motor is tilted back quite a bit. This maked the long tube headers tilt downward and have crappy ground glearence.
I used a "Mystery" trans mount from a box of parts I had when I swapped from the early close ratio toploader to the later wide ratio RUG-AR1.
Are there different heights for the transmission mounts?
Will the tall energy suspension mount work in a '69 mustang?

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kid vishus
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posted 02-21-2003 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could always buy a stock replacement mount first and see if it is enough taller. I think the conclusion when I asked that question was that it was too tall.

However, the last stock replacement mount I bought was less than $10.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 02-21-2003 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mpcoluv:
I was underneath the mustang yesterday and noticed that the motor is tilted back quite a bit.

Can you get a measurement on it?

Put your bubble angle gage (I know this isn't the 'proper name' but you know what I'm talking about) on the back of the trans yoke...which should be square with the block; While you're at it, measure the angle at your rearend pinion.... the two should cancel each other out.

Typical rule-of-thumb: Engine/trans down 5-7 degrees & pinion angle down 5-7 degrees. ....assuming you are still running leaf springs in the rear.

Ryan

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-21-2003 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were two Mustang trans mounts and they were virtually identical.
The aftermarket has consolodated them into one. The differance is/was the attachment holes. The height is the same.

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