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Postby h-bot » Sat Dec 29, 2001 12:33 am

From: optimalbalance2_REMOVE_894191_THIS_@yahoo.com


I'm putting together a 1978 spyder 01/02. 358c.i.
.202 ported X heads, .530/.530 lift .300/.300 dur.,
10.5:1 comp., 250h.p. fogger, team G intake, MSD, 373
12bolt, 10inch M.T. Street tires, ect. ect. ect., its a
present for all the mustang folks in the street class at
the track this spring, it's 90% complete. I'm no
stranger to hotrods but this is my first light street car
I've put together. I need a few tips here and there so
I thought some of you might be able to help, here
goes,
Anyone found a good way to hook in the torque
bar to a 12-bolt rear?
Anyone removed the motor
mounts without pulling the engine?
Where can I get
some solid motor mounts?
Any tips on reinforcing
the engine using the stock setup?
Found any
radical drag-type rear spoilers?

I'm pretty sure I
can get the support in the rear of the car tying into
the front with rails. I'd like to keep the torque bar
though but have to swap rearends. My biggest concern
looks to be the way those engine plates hook to the
motor mounts. I'm aware of the Hooker engine swap kit
but it is a mess on pumps, pully's, ect. I was kind
of wondering if any of you have found a way to come
off the driver's side frame rail and hook into the
engine without using hooker's kit. I'm not worried about
the passenger side pushing as much as I am concerned
with tearing out the drivers side especially since I'm
using sanderson headers which the steering arm runs
through. I don't need that motor mount coming apart 3/4
the way down the track.
Anyway I have some parts
on e-bay for sell and you can e-mail me for other
parts I may have. I parting out a 1980 monza for my
1978 project. If I can help anyone let me
know
Daniel


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Tech help needed

Postby h-bot » Sat Dec 29, 2001 10:24 am

From: vega_wagon_REMOVE_818813_THIS_@yahoo.com


Hey Daniel, have you looked at the new motor mounts Bob Gumm came up with? I know of one person that used them, and he said that they worked fine. Check out message #26787. Hope this helps. Bob


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Postby h-bot » Sat Dec 29, 2001 9:43 pm

From: optimalbalance2_REMOVE_765857_THIS_@yahoo.com


Bob thanks for writing. I couldn't find any pics
of the mounts though. I think I'm going to weld my
mounts up solid and fabricate some steel from the water
pump bolts and engine, and tie it all in to a 7in.
strip weld down the frame rail. I'm not as concerned
with the engine mounts as much as I am with the frame
mounts they bolt to. Mine are flexing very hard just
setting in the garage so I can only imagine the stress
when I start hooking up at the track. I also have 2
sets of the frame mounts and have been pondering the
idea of welding the 2 together, this is just an idea
though I haven't done the homework yet. All the problems
I've seen in the monza/vega's are these mounts tearing
in the middle. I've never seen one give at the
frame. Thanks,
Daniel


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Postby h-bot » Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:14 pm

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Daniel, go to the GM H-Body club, then to
Photo's, scroll down to V8 Parts, "Venom Symboit". You'll
be able to see the mounts. If you would like, I'm
sure he's sent me some info on them, and I can look
and forward it to you. Hope this helps, Bob.


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Postby h-bot » Fri Feb 01, 2002 9:20 pm

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Daniel,what about a torgue strap?Couple of heim joint ends and threaded rod.Bolted to the left head and frame rail.just my 2 cents,Frank.


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