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Engine Mounts

 
Wermustangsii
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Posted: 04/22/13 10:30 PM

Hi guys, new to the forum from OZ so bear with me. Looking for any and all info on 78 mustang v8 mounts. It seems a rare breed indeed that no aftermarket wants to touch.  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 04/23/13 08:07 AM

Ooh, that's a tough one. I know MII mounts are hard to find. Let me see if I can dig something up for a source.

Mark
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Mark Houlahan
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1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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waynep712222
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Posted: 04/23/13 08:09 AM

mustang II's came with V8 motors..  

they also used a SPECIAL mustang II only reduced diameter bell housing, flexplate and torque converter...

74 thru 78 mustang II's were mostly overlooked..  incase you missed it.. they share a LOT of parts with PINTOs..   but how many people are going to say i have a pinto front suspension on my street rod.. nope.. they say mustang II..

there are pictures here in the forums of the reduced size bellhousing... i will see if i can find them.. they are from last year..

do you have the 2.3L four cylinder or the 2.8 V6 in it now...

the V6 and V8 versions were equipped with an 8" ford rear end.. make sure that you have one.. if you don't.. they are nice and strong for most needs.. the gears inside the diff are the same as the 9" rear ends..

there are around 40 car and truck magazines on this site.. and a LOT of mustang II coverage over the years..

i personally don't have the info on the V8 mounts..  perhaps some other forum member does..

i will look around over the next day or two and see what i can find..  

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waynep712222
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Posted: 04/23/13 08:19 AM

99404D1274452854 Mustang Ii V8 302 Motor Mounts Pass Motor Mount


99402D1274452854 Mustang Ii V8 302 Motor Mounts Driver Motor Mount

these could be for the 76 or 77 also...

more to come in the next few days..  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 04/25/13 07:22 AM

I was out of the office Wed, so apologies for the delayed response. I spoke with a Mustang II owner who has helped us immensly with II questions in the past, John Clor of the Ford Performance Group.

This is John's reponse to my question:

"Yup – replacement II mounts have always been an issue!
I had heard that Heidt’s and Summit just recently started offering them, but haven’t called either to verify.

There’s also a II guy who specializes in rebuilding them:

http://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/mustang-ii-v8-motor-mounts-fs.738311/

Luckily, I have two sets I simply won’t part with!

When all else fails, there’s always the MustangII.net forums and ebay!"

HTH with your search!

Mark
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Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager
Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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Wermustangsii
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Posted: 05/07/13 05:01 AM

Thanks for the information guys, I will follow up the leads you have given me. Just recieved what I was assured were the right mounts freighted from the east coast of Oz to Western Australia only to find that they are the 4 or 6 clyinder engine mounts (A2344) still don't have the code for the V8 ones, however the pictures of the mounts should help me identify the right ones. The car is an original V8. Unfortunately the previous owner removed the engine to have it rebuilt and warmed over then decided to move to the top end, leaving the performance shop to sell the motor on consignment. I contacted them to see if the engine mounts were still attached to the motor but the guy I spoke to was less than helpfull. Wouldn't go out the back and check, so I guess I'll drive the hour to their shop to check myself. I was aware of the Pinto connection and believe they may share a common chasis. Research so far tells me that the mounts were not the same, (not sure if true or not) have even tried similar era Ford Cortinas over here but no joy.
Here I was thinking that the hard part would be the conversion to an EFI 302 out of a local EF Ford Fairmont we have completely gutted.
Once again thanks guys, what ever dosn't kill me only makes me more insane!
Lloyd Hansen
Frustrated 78 M2 parts sourcer.  

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waynep712222
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Posted: 05/07/13 10:05 AM

this guy is making his own...


http://www.mustangii.net/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9114


i don't have a set to measure from...

or to grab a part number off the rubber section...

most of the motor mounts available currently in the USA.. are made in india... so you might want to look for manufacurers there..

or create some bar stock plates to allow you to off set a conventional set of motor mounts...

since the big difference is only the OFFSET tabs into the block...

i will work on some alternate part numbers for something that might fit with an easy to make offset adaptor plate .. yea.. it would raise the engine perhaps 5/16 / 8mm .. perhaps 1/2 an inch at the fan..  shimming up the transmission mount might take some of the raised fan out..  

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waynep712222
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Posted: 05/08/13 07:37 AM

i dug out my aftermarket motor mount catalog and paged thru the images...


there are a few options.. but i don't have measurements ...

these will need a staggered plate to mount to the block if the bottom fits the frame bracket..

2244




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2286   this is a popular mount used from 65 thru 94 on fords...




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2287



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here is another option...

2439 and 2440...  these will bolt to the block.. but have a flat bottom with top and bottom studs.. so you would have to make an offset bracket to the frame bracket.
after i look.. these last two choices might be way too tall..


2439

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2440

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