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  • Re: Project Mustang Consolidation

    Jack + 2x4 under oil pan, jack up, loosen trans mount, swap mounts, prybar it back, tighten it all up, done. See it won't take long!!
    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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      I like your positive attitude. I figured I would dig the engine hoist back out, I don't want to dent the oil pan. There are only 8 bolts/nuts can't take more than a couple hours, (plus my normal time factor of 2x -3x)
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        this is a situation where having just the right wrench can literally save you hours. Hope you got it done and all is well by the time you read this. :-)
        There's always something new to learn.

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          if you can set it on the oil pan and it doesn't get dented, you should be able to lift it by the oil pan without denting it... just sayin'....
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            I don't think I have ever set a engine that I ever thought I would use on the ground. I put a tire under or use an engine stand.

            With two experts saying it will be ok, and me being lazy. The block of wood and floor jack won. I was wrong there were only six bolts to remove, I never put through trans mount nuts on. I only have 4 bolts back it but so far less than a hour and now that I am using the front slots the mount nuts are easy to access!

            What is the best place to measure off of to level the motor in the chassis?





            Much better!
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              I hope you're talking about driveshaft angle and I'm not saying things you already know... but I don't think it is level or that it has to be level per se. I've always been told to keep the centerline parallel to the centerline of the pinion (below) I am pretty sure the upper intake is the same height front to back, I'm almost positive the lower is parallel to the crank. You could get a measurement there with an angle finder and maybe one of the stiffening ribs on the 8.8 if it looks in line with the pinion.


              Kind of late to do it now, but if I were worrying about it, I would take the angle measurement from the pinion flange and the bellhousing mounting surface for the trans with the car at weight on the ground. Since I can't easily get under mine when it's on the ground, I don't worry about it.
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                Not talking about drive shaft angles, if you are looking at the front of the engine is the left side level with the right. I was thinking about putting a 2x4 across the fender and try to measure down to the value cover.

                When I look at rhe top od the distributor it does not look level, but the body might not be level.
                Last edited by Russell; August 12th, 2016, 03:13 AM.
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                  You could do that, but imo it's not a big deal aside from aesthetics. Streets are not level, so it's always crooked anyway. haha
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                    You could do that, but imo it's not a big deal aside from aesthetics. Streets are not level, so it's always crooked anyway. haha
                    What's wrong with wanting it to look good
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                    • Re: Project Mustang Consolidation

                      Got the a-arms struts torqued and the rotors installed. I need to pick up a half dozen cotter pins.
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                      • Re: Project Mustang Consolidation

                        Got the a-arms struts torqued and the rotors installed. I need to pick up a half dozen cotter pins.
                        Did you drop them on the floor?
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                          Did you drop them on the floor?
                          The car? No I moved the jack stand from the k member to the a arm. There is no way I would have gotten them tight if the wheels where on and it was sitting on the ground.
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                          • Re: Project Mustang Consolidation

                            Been picking away at it. Got the brakes bleed, shorty headers and h pipe, speedo cable hooked up to speedo, fourth pedal / foot rest installed. Some vacuum lines, the char coal can. Air filter, maf and tube. Rad, fan, and shroud.

                            Last edited by Russell; August 23rd, 2016, 05:25 AM.
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                              wait a minute, that looks just like a Ford Mustang.... is that what you were aiming for?
                              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                                wait a minute, that looks just like a Ford Mustang.... is that what you were aiming for?
                                I am aiming for it to look and drive like a Ford Mustang
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