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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: cant get my motor mounts to line up Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
Good luck

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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