cant get my motor mounts to line up

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cant get my motor mounts to line up

Post by broncomc » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:47 pm

the motor i put in seems to be about 1/2 to3/4 of an inch to far forward i cant get it back there is no wiggle room,can i move the trans back its a manual ,bronco is a 1971 ,motor 302,or drill lager holes in frame mount. thank for any help

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Post by Stan » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:45 am

Yes you can loosen the tranny/tc mounts and bushing bolts . Also leave the motor mounts bolts loose . Do you have the motor mounts bolted to the motor or the frame ? Been a while since i swaped a motor with "factory style " motor mounts so i don't remember which works best - I've tried both.
Also some don't realize the motor doesn't sit dead center of the engine bay - it's offset a little.
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Post by DirtDonk » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:55 pm

If all you did was pull the motor and leave the trans and t-case in the frame, then have you verified that the engine seated all the way down on to the bell housing/transmission yet?

If you had the entire engine and trans out, then it's hard to say what happened. But you definitely should loosen up the trans mounts to see if you can shift it that last 1/2" or so. If it's all EB stuff, it should have just dropped right in.
Oh, and are you sure that the back of the head isn't hitting the firewall? The driver's side head is pretty close. If you have anything bolted to it, even the chain for a hoist, you can't push the engine all the way back. Or if you can, then you can't get the bolt out.

Good luck.

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Post by broncomc » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:00 am

thank you for the reply's i do have the motor in and bolted to the trans, i am going to loosen up the other mounts this weekend, i hope and i will let you know how it goes. and motor mounts are in the frame holes but not bolted to anything yet

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Post by Stan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:24 am

Great - seems the hardest part me for was getting the motor mount bolts to drop into the frame hole -so apparently i tried to attach them to the motor first -at least once anyway - LOL
Hopefully loosening the TC crossmember will get it done .
And don't forget the motor doesn't sit dead center of engine compartment.
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Post by broncomc » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:08 pm

got it in and it wasnt fun i think my front end might be tweaked a little
,i see where some one had a plow mounted :fedup:

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Post by DirtDonk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:01 am

These frames definitely take a beating over the years and decades.
Even when used moderately, they sometimes take a set somehow. You can see this the first time a crossmember is removed and the frame rails pop outward or inward!
Same with the engine mounts sometimes too, though I've only experience that with full-size trucks and not the Bronco. My F350 wouldn't let the engine drop back in. I thought it was the cheap Indian replacement motor mounts, but it was just the frame tweaked outward while the engine was out.

Glad you got yours in. Now on to the next bit of drama!

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Kayline soft top
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