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Offline Doug

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Re: Removeing motor mounts from the frame
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2008, 12:30:20 AM »
I have done two sets of mounts on the last 3 months on two different TAs.

The mout bolts can be reached from the inside of the frame rails using a socket and flex extension.  I got all three on both sides that way.  It wasn't fun, too say the least, but I did get them out and back in.  To get the further most inward one back together I pushed the socket with the nut in it up against the hole and shifted it around until I could feel the bolt go in. 

Like I said, PIA, but doable as long as you have some paitence.  I found having one of those lighted magnetic extensions, from Sears, that you use to pick up bolts you cant reach otherwise to be handy.  Since it is so thin, I could turn the light on and slide it in around the control arm to get the light pointing to the area I was working on.  Being magnetic helped keep it in place while I worked.  It made it much easier for me.

Offline 1FSTLS1

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Re: Removeing motor mounts from the frame
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2008, 07:59:01 AM »
You are a patient man.  I took the lower control arms off and got them with no problem.  Now if only I knew what hole they went in to mount my 455olds block in there???
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Offline brian c

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Re: Removeing motor mounts from the frame
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2008, 07:50:20 AM »
PM Logikfive - he's running an Olds 455 in one of his cars and can probably poke his head under his hood and get the info you need.

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Re: Removeing motor mounts from the frame
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2008, 02:10:24 PM »
looks like they only go back in one way.  Not sure what the other holes are for
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