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Okay, now what? I bought a fan shroud not long ago to aid cooling in the summer. When I tried to install it, the fan sat too low. After discussion on the forum, I figured I had the wrong motor mount insulators. It was suggested that I get the ones for late 66 in order to raise the engine a bit. I talked to the guy at NPD, who said they don't carry 6038-8 anymore, because it was the same as 6038-7, even though in the catalog there was a $5.00 price difference. I ordered the 6038-7's, and when they came today, they're the same as the ones already on the car. (Yes, I discovered this after crawling under the car to take the bolts out. Doh!) So what should I do? Has anyone redrilled the holes for the radiator brackets? Would this be a bad idea?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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James

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James - Are those new insulators the single stud (early style) or the 'ears' (late style) type?

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If I understand the question, the "ears" type (the ones recommended for 66-68 289's, as well as 302's.

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Hmmmmm...Those should definitely raise the engine about 1/2". I'm trying to imagine the radiator mounts. Could the holes be elongated to allow the radiator location to be adjusted? Is it possible that the shroud is mounted incorrectly? Although they look simple, I know those little Z-shaped brackets have driven some people nuts.

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I'm beginning to wonder about that. I'll wrestle with them again tomorrow.

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You know, the more I look at this shroud, the more I think I could drill holes through it to compensate. Either that, or I have to get my engine to levitate.

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Do you have an aftermarket radiator? The one I bought has its mounting holes in the wrong position, which makes the radiator mount too high.
Maybe this has been mentioned earlier?
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I have found that the shrouds and brackets need to be "adjusted" in order to get the fan centered inside. A combination of bending both the shroud and brackets and adjusting the brackets within their bolt holes I was able to find a happy medium that allows my clutch fan to operate without scraping the shroud.

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boy...I'd definatly modify the radiator mount or the shroud mount before I raised the engine any. In fact, I do everything I can to get my engine lower and further back...
 

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Just a posibility here, but on my 69 when we put the tranny and engine back in we installed the engine mounts backwards, they do go either way..The allowed the engine to be to far forward..We thought at the time that we had recieved the wrong tranny mount and ordered another one which we were told was the right one this time, however when it got here it was the same as the last one..Someone one the VMF mentioned that the engine mounts fit both ways, so we tried reversing them and that was our problem. With them in backwards it hit the fan shroud.
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