Motor mount replacement

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Is this the correct direction?

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  1. Mr Sunshine

    Mr Sunshine Veteran Member

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    I have reconditioned my clam shell plates for my 78 Z28 and putting in the Energy Suspension poly mounts.
    The directions supplied are not very clear which way these go. I think I have it correct, but would like other opinions to validate since I don't want to take these back off after I have reassembled my new front suspension components. Take a look at the photos and let me know if this is the correct way they go.
    Thanks,
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  2. Jodi

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    The two metal tabs protruding on both sides, one is wider than the other... The wider one should be towards/near the clamshell mounting holes that are farther apart from each other. So it looks like you have it the correct way.
    Don't forget the ty-wrap ;)...
     
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    Looks correct to me, same as I did with mine. I just looked under my hood. Attached a couple pics of the drvers side. Not great, but shows the wide tab towards the top. 20210407_090708.jpg 20210407_090635.jpg
     
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  4. Twisted_Metal

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    I found it easier to install the frame side mounts with bolts pulled up through the frame with wire or fishing line.
    I hit the nuts with an impact wrench and didn’t have to hold the bolts inside the frame to get them tight.

    Makes the job much quicker.
     
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    Damn. Where were you when I did mine?
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I picked up the idea from someone on NastyZ over a decade ago.

    When I swapped engines,
    I bought the wrong mounts the first time and had to install them TWICE :mad:

    Thankfully, I had mounted them “nuts up” and it only took half an hour to replace them with the correct ones.
     
  7. Mr Sunshine

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    Thanks for the replies, it helps to get experienced feedback!
     

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