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Old 04-13-2008, 10:31 PM   #91
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alright cool.
I think I'll be doing this mod If I ever get headers
which washers and nuts did you use for the final project?
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I'll work something up for you guys shortly. I got a 3/8" LONG drill bit at Home Depot to allow me to drill it in place without removing the mount. You have to be VERY careful to drill straight. It'* best to have a spotter above AND below. I suggest putting a white mark on the top of the mount. Even white tape. In a straight line along the drill path. Then paint the drill bit white so the top spotter can see both the tape line and the white bit to keep you straight.

When you get through the lower face of the mount and the rubber, STOP and insert the threaded rod, stand back, and make sure you've come into it straight. If not, use the drill bit as a mill and 'work it' over to where you need it before drilling through the rear (trans side).

The best washers to use are the ones that come with the universal endlink kit, which you need anyway to get an endlink bushing for the project. I used a standard Stainless nut on each side, backed up with a nylock to keep it from backing out. Like I said though, I'll work something up in cad for you guys.
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That shows the tape reference on the top for the right angle. Be aware it'* VERY critical you hit the EXACT spot on the back side, and it'* very difficult to place a nut and washer back there. I welded a box-end wrench to that nut, and left it in there to 'back up' the nut when I'm adjusting tension on the bottom side. The wrench is captured between the mount and trans to prevent it from rotating naturally (then I cut the open-end of the wrench off). The wrench stays long-term on mine.

In the pic above, the gray washers and nuts are standard. I chose 316 stainless. The gold washer comes with the endlink kits (Energy Suspension poly endlink kits, or buy the universal bushing/washer set). The blue nut is a nylock for safety to make sure it doesn't work loose.

To adjust it, I back the nylock off until its flats are aligned with the nut between, then use a deepwell socket on BOTH, to either add or remove tension. Then I tighten the nylock back against the other nut when I'm done.

Let me be clear......it'* very easy to MISS the little pocket in there that you need to hit, so use the spotters as I detailed in MY PREVIOUS POST ABOVE.

Here'* some components, but I didn't use all of them:

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