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Posted by Jon K on September 26, 2001 at 15:12:38:

In Reply to: Do the 740 mounts require mods? posted by Ritter on September 26, 2001 at 14:19:03:

1.You have to shorten the bolts(supposedly) I didn't
2.on the top of the mounts there is peg (like the bottom of our stock ones) that I had to grind off.
3. on the bottom of the mount the peg and bolt are closer together, so you have to enlargen the hole in the subframe where the peg goes, keep in mind I had my subframe completely out to have it reinforced throughout, so I had the 740 mounts with me and they drilled the holes after welding it up.
4. these mounts lower the engine some, so the fan shroud will need to be modified if using the fan clutch, I just removed the shroud because once my spare engine is finished being machined, I am going to use an electric cooling fan instead of the fan clutch and I want to mount it inside the shroud so it looks more from the factory!!
Note:I used my engine hoist to suspend the engine with support from a 2x4 and jack underneath while waiting for the subframe to be finished. You are going to need some way to lift the engine and I would not recommend using a jack because it will be in the way since the pass side has to be removed from the underside of the car. You are going to have to remove the plenum out to the air box, I also just loosened the clamp around the carbon canister (under ps resivior) and pushed it back out of the way (toward the firewall).
Also to remove the nuts from the bottom of the mounts, I found it is easier if you turn the wheels to lock (each direction after loosening) because this will move the tie rods out of the way so you can easily access the nuts. Remember to loosen the top nuts on the mounts first, then the bottoms! That is about it, well maybe while you are under there.....check the following
1. subframe bolts (some of mine were loose)
2. swaybar nuts and bolts (not torqued on mine)
3. the four bolts under (on the bottom) each strut housing
4. exhaust manifold studs/nuts, I was missing a few studs/nuts.
Whole project...a saturday


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