(remember, this is for 92-99, the front trans mount)
Update, several days later. Round 3 is done.
The ammo. Leftover endlink bushing from the 'rear' universal kit, endlink washer, allthread, lockwashers, standard nuts, and nylock nuts:
This is where it'* going. We're looking down from the top of the radiator. Rear of the car to the top of the pic, front of the car to the bottom of the pic. That black trans mount is going to get drilled from bottom to top:
Remember that long drill bit in the first pic? It cost me $11. 3/8" diameter. I drilled through (be VERY careful doing this, you have to hit a very small pocket between the mount and trans, and if you miss, you won't be able to get the back side nuts on). I had to use my cordless drill to 'screw' the threaded rod in and out because of the grip of the rubber in the mount:
Here'* the other end. I hit the zone. It'* still going to be tough to get the washers and nuts on:
Now let'* modify that polyurethane bushing. We're taking the little ring off the top so that it sits flush on the bottom face of the mount. the top in this pic (as viewed) will be against the mount:
Here'* the bushing with the 'crown' shaved off:
Fitting the length to cut the rod. Make sure you leave enough on the other end for a washer, lock washer, and 2 nuts:
Cut to length:
Daddy got a head start, and had to recruit Katie, still in PJ'*, for the extra set of hands. She handles the impact wrench like a pro:
Flat washer, lock washer, standard nut, and Nylock nut on the back side:
Endlink polyurethane bushing, endlink washer, lockwasher, standard nut, and nylock nut on the front (bottom) side:
Tightened to compression+. So it'* just starting to swell.
This mount should naturally damp vibration almost as well as stock. It will use the OEM rubber wedge for compression (letting off the gas), and the poly bushing for extension or tension (rolling on the loud pedal).
Road test coming soon.