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Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« on: January 19, 2023, 06:54:08 AM »
I started up a design for new Mustang II engine mounts that are intended to fit just as the original factory units.  More info to come, for now you can check out this pic of my initial start:

https://odysee.com/@firepinto:4/MII-Mount:c
'79 Pinto auto hatch back with an '80 2.3L and 4 speed transplant.  A 2.3 Turbo and T5 are waiting for the next transplant.

Plans changed, going V8 with TKX!

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Re: Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 06:56:20 AM »
I think I probably posted this in the wrong section.  :o
'79 Pinto auto hatch back with an '80 2.3L and 4 speed transplant.  A 2.3 Turbo and T5 are waiting for the next transplant.

Plans changed, going V8 with TKX!

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Re: Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 10:35:01 AM »
Right one I think.

The Mll (rubber) I have , have a factory pin through them.
I'll see if I have a pic. I also have the part number(s).....







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D5ZA-6038-BD
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Re: Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2023, 09:34:12 PM »
Nice, I haven't seen what the rubber looks like yet. lol

What I'm not sure of yet, is if the driver side and passenger side are true mirrored designs of each other.  I know the engine side of the rubber is, but the body side bracket of the rubber looks like they are offset about 1/4" to 3/8".  It's hard to tell since my mounts have already been stripped of the rubber and prepared for the rebuild kit.  I figure I will have to make a jig to confirm those dimensions before I get too far.  I do have access to a V8 MII, except its buried in snow, and behind a few other cars.  Someone ripped that V8 all apart, so its just the block in the engine bay.  It may be the test mule for the FP engine mounts. lol


Some refinement I did today:
'79 Pinto auto hatch back with an '80 2.3L and 4 speed transplant.  A 2.3 Turbo and T5 are waiting for the next transplant.

Plans changed, going V8 with TKX!

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Re: Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 08:53:33 AM »
Problem with original Mll mounts are they are off set.
I ALWAYS center the engine / trans.

I forget how much , but it is well over an inch. (I posted it someplace)

I gave this set away knowing I'd never use them & do not approve of them.


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Re: Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 01:55:56 PM »
Does the driver side manifold still clear the steering shaft when the engine is centered?
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Re: Next Generation Mustang II V8 Engine Mounts
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 10:20:26 AM »
I have never used manifolds. Always Headers.