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OK guys, as part of my efforts to cure my clutch chatter / vibration problem I'm going to change out my original '65 style (vertical bolt) motor mounts and replace them with the later '66 style ones (horizontal bolt), as made by Lakewood. I have a 302 engine in my '65.

My question is will the motor mount swap raise the position of my engine? Someone told me that it would by about .5 inches. I have no underhood clearance and will have to replace the air filter pan with an aftermarket item, with less height, if the engine is raised, any suggestions on a suitable air filter. Is the change in air filter likely to restrict air intake to the engine.

Would appreciate a speedy response as I want to get the mounts on order.
 

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A good aftermarket filter will help your airflow over stock. Something else you can check is if you have a spacer under the carb you could remove it or go with a thinner one.


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I did the switch from stock 65 cast motor mounts to the stamped steel 66 mounts and then I put on the 67 universal rubber mounts and that combination did indeed raise the motor up about .5 inch. helped with the clearance of my exhaust headers on my 5.0. I have EFI so I do not have the same clearance problems as you do with the aircleaner. Hope that helps.
 

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Not sure of your clearence issue. I run a Cobra type dual plane manifold, a 1" carb spacer, and a 3" K&N fitler on a dropped base and those Lakewood muscle car mounts. Before I switched to these mounts from the early style, I would scuff the top of the air fitler slightly (outer edge, I run a Shebly style scoop hood).
If your not running a carb spacer, you should have plently of clearence. Bob.
 
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