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Mike Patterson
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From: Huachuca City, AZ, USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 02-05-2003 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just looking thru E Bay, and came across what are being advertised as a set of V8 Mustang II motor mounts (item # 2402592100). A word of warning to anyone comtemplating a V8 swap. These are NOT correct for the V8 Mustang IIs, and will not work with the factory frame mounts. I'm not trying to slam the guy, I (and several others) have had these same mounts sold to us by local parts stores only to find out they are incorrect. I'm sure this is an honest mistake. Just a word of warning on what will not work.

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77sleeper
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From: Mesa Arizona
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 02-05-2003 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sent him a letter to tell him of the mistake

BTW I have bought that mount in the past as well

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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 02-07-2003 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, thank you for the heads up. I recall hearing about the parts store mounts not fitting properly, or not being as strong as the factory Ford units.

Is it true that the Ford units have dwindled? I remember a few years ago, they could still be bought at the dealership parts counter for under $100 a pair. Back in '98/'99, I checked on a set myself, and it would've cost me about $80 per side to get 'em. Are they still available for a reasonable price?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-07-2003 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About a year ago Ford went on a mission to purge all it's old inventory and wholesaled all its supplies. These days I don't think Ford dealers can get you much dated before the 80s. When I call a Ford parts guy these days, he cuts me off as soon as I mention a Dxxx part number. It truely blows.

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Mike Patterson
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From: Huachuca City, AZ, USA
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posted 02-07-2003 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I checked with the local ford dealer about 6 months ago, both sides were still available for about $75 each. I guess when these are gone it will be time for some creative fabricating.

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77sleeper
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From: Mesa Arizona
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 02-08-2003 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Energy suspension said that they would make polys if somebody would send them a "new set" for an example, but they also said that they might not be able to return them due to "reverse engineering issues" I would love to do that but I do not have $160 to throw away

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
Registered: May 99

posted 02-08-2003 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Mike,
you ever piloted a hot air balloon?
I knew a Mike Patterson many years ago and he was/planned a move to AZ..odd huh
sam

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Mike Patterson
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From: Huachuca City, AZ, USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 02-09-2003 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, do all my flying on 2 or 4 wheels.

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 02-11-2003 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL..thanks for the reply..mine are all 4 wheels except those 757's

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mild77
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From: dallas, TX USA
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posted 03-14-2003 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mild77   Click Here to Email mild77     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So do I have to go to ford for motor mounts or is ther another place I can get them from?

Also is there a way I can make the V6 mounts for the V8.

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Dano78
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From: Vancouver, WA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 04-14-2003 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dano78   Click Here to Email Dano78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also been told that the '68 Falcon V8 motor mount will work as a substitute for the MII V8 mounts. It requires the use of small spacers (home made stuff) I have yet to see for myself, but I'm gettin ready to yank the engine in my fastback so i may have to pick up a set and give them a trial run.

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george thomas
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From: roanoke,va.,usa
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 04-27-2003 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for george thomas   Click Here to Email george thomas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im not 100% sure on actual mount that mounts to engine,but for future v-8 swappers the frame mounts from a v-6 mustang two will work just fine (identical to v-8)i done this swap a few years back after idiot totaled my 1977 mach one v-8 4-speed,so i transfered engine and trans. to my 1975 mach one v-6 4-speed. all went like direct bolt in rad. from
v-8 car,went right in only small problems were:need crossmember from v-8 car for trans.
if straight drive need to use clutch pedal from v-8 car & cable .other than that this is real straight forward if you have access to a donor car(in va. i have been fortunate to be able to find v-6 cars fairly easy.
george

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