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Motor mounts for Fox body with BG kit?

I have an 89 GT with wore out motor mounts, and a BG street kit is about to go on. I thought I had read something about certain mounts not working because they raise or lower the engine slightly which interferes with the tight clearances on the passenger's side. Anyone got any info on this?


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you cannot run vert mounts, which has always seemed odd to me since ford in the 90s only sold those mounts over the taller rubber ones. There are solids the right height for you and I think a poly mount as well.


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Lookie there, it's ole Aaron Still happily hackin?

The vert thing rings a bell. Guess I'll look at stock size polys. Thanks

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From what I recall Brian said to use the Energy Suspension mounts. I do recall that he said his kit would NOT work with the convertible mounts.

My kit is 2 years old, and still in the closet, so I am not sure if anything has changed since then. Worse case shoot him an email or post over on theturboforms.com, he usually posts over there.

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Or just search on there, it has been asked many times. I'd just get some solids that are the original height mounts.

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Indeed, just with no mustang
Oh well, they're just headaches anyway. Especially with turdos on them

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From what I recall Brian said to use the Energy Suspension mounts. I do recall that he said his kit would NOT work with the convertible mounts.

My kit is 2 years old, and still in the closet, so I am not sure if anything has changed since then. Worse case shoot him an email or post over on theturboforms.com, he usually posts over there.
Well how ironic, my kit has been sitting in the closet for 2 years too I'll do a search to see if I can get more info. Thanks guys.

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I just installed a BG kit and used energy suspension polys and the only trouble I had was the fitting on the bottom of the wastegate hitting the bottom of the frame slightly which was cured with a 1" holesaw and had to notch sway bar mount on driver side. And you cannot install motor with the manifolds bolted.
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I run the Moroso solids...after doing a quick mockup, looks like i have enough clearance. About 1/2" between the flex and dampner. Haven't bolted up the wastegate yet, but looked like i should have plenty of room.


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I always thought the energy and prothane mounts were based on the convertible mounts? But then again I have never had them so I am not sure.


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You can always stick some washers in between the motor and the mounts for clearance.

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i ran vert mounts but had to do some trimming

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is there a way to tell if you have vert style mounts or not. I tried a few minutes ago to get my BG headers to test fit and could not even get them anywhere near down in there.
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If I could see a picture of your mounts then I could tell you. Chances are if they do not fit, it is your mounts, seems to be the most common cause.

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From what i've seen with my kit, the only areas the motor mounts should affect are hitting the drivers side swaybar mount and the passenger side frame rail lip. Even if they are the wrong mounts, you should be able to get the headers somewhat close. Of course the wastegate when you get that far. This is without ac tho.

87pony...do you have the upper intake and valve covers removed? They need to be off for a little more room. Do everything the instructions state and they will go on problem free. Do you have them...if not, shoot me an email and i'll send you the ones Brian sent me for powerpoint. NoSloCoupes at hotmail

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ya I have them. Everything is off. I will have to look at my power steering pump, seems like there is just too many lines etc in the way. I ordered some energy mounts so if I ever get around to getting them we will see.
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I spoke to Brian when I ordered my kit, he said you could use Convert mounts and gave me a way to measure if the turbo kit would fit.

?Basically you take a string and run it across from one frame rail to the other, if the center part of the balancer(hub where pulley sits) is below the string your kit will not fit. I put spacers between the motor mount and the block and now the hub is above the string and everything should be okay.

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I spoke to Brian when I ordered my kit, he said you could use Convert mounts and gave me a way to measure if the turbo kit would fit.

?Basically you take a string and run it across from one frame rail to the other, if the center part of the balancer(hub where pulley sits) is below the string your kit will not fit. I put spacers between the motor mount and the block and now the hub is above the string and everything should be okay.
I think I'll go this route. Got an estimate of much spacing you had to do? I can get some thick fender washers. Thanks Rich.

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I think I'll go this route. Got an estimate of much spacing you had to do? I can get some thick fender washers. Thanks Rich.
I actually used nuts from a half inch bolt, I would say they are about 1/2" thick

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Since I think vert mounts drop the motor about 1/2" then that would seem like the right size spacer to put in.

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Cool, thanks guys

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