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From: Channelview, Tx, USA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 07-10-2003 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JDWFM   Click Here to Email JDWFM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
recently started a 289 swap into a maverick that originally had a 250 in it. the only problem i've run into is the transmission cross member doesn't match up with the transmission. the bolt holes on the cross member need to be about 2 inches forward. anyone have any fixes for this?

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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 07-11-2003 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had that problem once and solved it by using a small piece of plate steel with four holes drilled in it. Bolted the rear to the crossmember and the front to the transmission. It was a very heavy duty mount.

Sometimes reversing the crossmember moves the holes into a more favorable location.

Have fun.


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From: Santa Clarita, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 07-13-2003 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

Are you sure that the motor mounts are installed correctly? I know if they are reversed the engine will sit farther forward.

-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.

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