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Old 11-14-2001, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone do a 1" engine setback

Looking to move the motor back on my 1989 Mustang with Griggs. Anyone do this, have photos...?
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Old 11-15-2001, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, you just don't stop! With your wheels 2" forward, it's like you've already moved the engine 4" back!

I hope to do it with a k-member swap over the winter.

I just got a new tranny mount from RCO enterprises here in London. It was around $90 Canadian, has smaller bushings & thicker tubes (where the bushings go). It's unfinished & needs welded. I offset it so I'll have that extra inch.

The bushing tubes on my stock crossmember were rusted out (no winters either). You could cut them out and fab something yourself... I just wanted to get it back on the road.

I've heard there's enough room for the driveshape yoke... but it's certainly something to check...
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No I never stop. Thats half the fun, ALWAYS find something to work on the car!

On my TKO trans, the crossmember was already moved back as far as it can go. I need another inch (or 2"), and it wont go anymore. So I will have to add some metal to the "plate" of it, and extend some slots even further back.

My goal is to get closer than the 57/43 front/rear ratio I have right now. The BIG help will be the aluminum heads I hope to install this winter.
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