New Style Engine/Transmission Mount

Discussion in 'Assembly discussion' started by ctuinstra, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    I figured out the driver side transmission mount holes, but what spacers are used on the manual transmission on the driver side?

    Also, the passenger side engine mount will bolt up to either set of holes, which set of holes do I use for the manual transmission SS/SC set up?

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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2018
  2. Lonny

    Lonny Administrator Staff Member

    The SS kits now come with the following bag with two transmission mount spacers:

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    Base manual builds do not requires spacers. Automatic builds use three spacers.

    The spacers will go between the chassis and the aluminum standoff that should already be bolted to your donor's transmission.

    On the passenger side, all manual powertrains will use the rear set of holes. Automatics are the only builds that will use the front set.
     
  3. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Lonny!
     
  4. Tony

    Tony Well-Known Member

    Does this new design include my chassis? I received a modified standoff for my SS/TC powertrain, but no spacers. I haven't had a chance to mount it up yet, but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.
     
  5. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    So we were trying to mount it up and I cannot for the life of me figure out the driver side. I have the two spacers and assumed they went in the front and middle position and the rear-most would lay flat against the plate. No such luck. The rear hole just will not fit without hitting the riser. I don't want to just cut and grind without finding out the correct way first.


    Hits right here. If I slide it forward where it doesn't hit, then the other two holes don't line up.

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  6. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Well-Known Member

  7. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    I can't see below it to be for sure. I believe those are the same holes that I'm using but it just won't sit down on the transmission mount without hitting the riser.
     
  8. RichRich

    RichRich Active Member

    I can get a pic from a different angle if you would like, I remember it being a little confusing first but in the end everything lined up just fine and didn't hit any part of the frame
     
  9. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Well-Known Member

    Make any headway with this?
     
  10. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    No. I appreciate the thoughts. I will probably make a phone call to the trusted source. It's kind of at a standstill until I get this figured out. I mind modifying things but I don't want to jack with the engine alignment and be wrong.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018 at 8:26 PM
  11. Lonny

    Lonny Administrator Staff Member

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    You will need to clearance your frame and/or mount to allow those two surfaces to sit flat to each other with the bolts in.
    Apparently there are different styles of that mount and yours is beefier in that area.
    If you want to ship the mount to us we will clearance it and cover the cost of shipping it back.
    Let me know if we can help.
    Lonny
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  12. Briann1177

    Briann1177 Well-Known Member

    I'm confused. Isn't the mount on the transmission cast directly into the aluminum housing? I'm pretty sure mine is at least.
     
  13. RichRich

    RichRich Active Member

    I don't think so, mine was even broke and had to buy a new one. I could see how it would look like that at first glance though. if you zoom in on the pic I posted of the drivers side you can see one of the bolt downs for the mount
     
  14. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lonny.

    It won't be necessary for you to do it. We can take care of that and I was certainly willing to if needed. My biggest concern before I did that was that I was doing it for the right reason and not trying to bolt it up wrong or something. I'm looking forward to getting it all bolted up this weekend. Hopefully by next weekend we will be able to do the first start.
     
  15. ctuinstra

    ctuinstra Well-Known Member

    It didn't take a whole lot to grind off and then it fit well. I did have to push the two rear frame uprights apart to get the bolt holes to line up better which in the end worked out for the best. I measured the rear most subframe mounts and then measured the frame tubes they bolt to and they did need to move out just a bit to line up which made the engine mounts line up better also. Pretty happy with it now. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong.
     

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