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Old 12-29-2006, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 67 GT-500 clone is supposed to have an engine plate, an FE motor mount and then a shock tower bracket on each side for engine mounts. Just for kicks I had the local parts store look them up and sure enough, the rubber mount is listed for about $10. They are shown with the same part number for 68,69,70 428 and 71 429 which is supposed to be correct for the mounts I need. But it lists them as a right hand or left hand and I am pretty sure that the factory 68 428/390 mounts can fit either side. So I have them order them to take a look. When I opened the box I could see right away that they were not what I was expecting. But instead they look like a one piece mount that incorporates the engine mounting plate AND the rubber mount together. The engine side looks like it should mount to the engine bolt holes fine. The shock tower side has the correct side flanges for the one long bolt that is supposed to hold it to the engine stands. But I can't tell short of a trial fit if they will work in place of the two piece mounts.

Is this a replacement design made to eliminate the need for the seperate engine plate? Or are the parts books wrong and and these won't work? Anyone tried them??
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey James,
Let me know if they work ? I need a set of motor mounts for an FE too ! I found a local guy with a set for $100 sounded like too much to me ? Good luck, chris
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If they are all three pieces for each side that would be a good deal.
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I read your post on the FE Forum. It sounds very interesting to me. I'd love to see pictures of these. What brand are they, and what are the part numbers?
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I also would like to see pictures. I had to hunt down the engine side of the mounts and the rubber mount and paid over $200 for them on ebay.
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Okay, saw your pictures on the FE site. They look weird, but I think they'd work. I wonder if they affect the installed engine height.
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I don't have any way to know since I don't have any to compare them to. I was hoping someone over there would have looked at the pics with the ruler next to it and done a comparison to original ones. I'm going to make sure they bolt up to a 428 and 427 tomorrow. Then the only other thing to check would be the hight and angle of the mounting tabs. I'll take more pics of them mounted to the engine.
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I knew I should have taken some pics before I installed mine (in case others would ask)as I too was not to sure if my hood would close. My engine still had the orig. rubber mounts (rh & LH should be the same I think). I did buy extra set of rubber mounts years ago but just put them away. The frame mounts are two pieces. My concern was from reading that one of the pieces (mounts maybe) was unique for a 'vert., suppose to have diff. height. I could never verfy this. Perhaps Bill @ Mansfield Mustang could answer as he specializes in FE stuff.
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Still interested in these. Did you try them yet? How about some manufacturer part numbers so I can look them up?
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Yeah. Looks like they will not work. Apparently they are for 429 cars that have a different bolt mount. I tried!!
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