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As many of you know, I've been hopping up my 289 (1965 Convertible) since December. I pulled the engine by itself and left the C4 in the car. I got the engine back in and have all the torque convertor nuts on and all the bell housing bolts started. However, I can't get the motor mounts to line up.

Either the motor mounts are too far forward or the engine is too far back. I can't imagine the engine is too far back. I'm wondering if I might have accidently swaped the motor mounts left to right. I didn't touch the U-Shaped Steel pieces, but I had the rubber parts out. I thought I put them back in the way I took them out...but they both seem to be too far forward now.

Is there a left and right? If so how can I tell if I have them switched. Would switching them move the bolt holes forward 3/4" or so?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.


'65 Convertible (with many mods.)

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Same thing happened to me. Switch them around. Just the rubber mount-to-block part. Not the brackets that attach to the frame. Let us know.

65 FB "J" 302 lots of mods. 94 GT K&N only.

A couple of months ago I had a similar problem; turned out that they were upside down. They were off center and that was the last thing I was thinking of at the time and wondered why my exhaust pipes had shrunk away from the manifolds. This was on a 390 going in a pickup but there may be a similarity there, or as Joe says you need to swap them.
Good luck!

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