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its a system that works. cost no power or mileage (might even help).

think about the planet man!
 
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Ok... install started today... got the engine hooked up to the tranny (which was left in the truck) but can't figure out the trick to the mounts.... 79 f150... 4wd... any suggestions?

They should fit just fine once they're in, but dunno how to get them there... studs on the bottom of the pads are too wide to just drop into the holes...
 
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Originally Posted by Grendelx View Post
Ok... install started today... got the engine hooked up to the tranny (which was left in the truck) but can't figure out the trick to the mounts.... 79 f150... 4wd... any suggestions?

They should fit just fine once they're in, but dunno how to get them there... studs on the bottom of the pads are too wide to just drop into the holes...
How did you unhook them then? Logic dictates if it came out of a specific place, it must go in...

Maybe just some rusty buildup that needs to be removed?

Maybe the whole engine/ tranny combo is slightly twisted and fouled in such away that won't allow the movement your looking for?
 
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:30 PM
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new mounts... with the old ones the rubber was completely seperated... so I just lifted it off the pads... leaving me with no idea as to how it's _supposed_ to come apart.
 
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new mounts... with the old ones the rubber was completely seperated... so I just lifted it off the pads... leaving me with no idea as to how it's _supposed_ to come apart.
#1: unbolt and remove the old mounts!


actually, you might want to check and see if they are stamped R or L for which side they go on.

after struggling with parts stores for mounts for my 88, I finally just drilled through them and used two bolts to hold them together.
 
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turns out the mounts they gave me are wrong... they spread out just a little bit too much to drop into the holes in the towers, and theres no way to work em into position....
 
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Got it in over the last couple of days... some "gentle persuasion" helped with the mounts... it started up first try, and everything is doing exactly what it should... life is good

Now to reassemble the clutch linkage, and take it for a spin
 
 
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