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Swapping to f54/p90

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4 hours ago, Sailor Bob said:

Trying to get the thermostat housing off the old engine. Enthusiasm snapped off the long bolt head and im guessing the bolt is rust seized. Perfect thermostat in it. Frustration is slowly turning to hammer time.

They rust inside the bore of the housing.  The threads could be fine but the shaft will be stuck.

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Crank bolt out. Took a bit of reading and a few wrong answers but its done... bolts are different lengths. The one on the f54 is longer. Significant?

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47 minutes ago, Sailor Bob said:

Crank bolt out. Took a bit of reading and a few wrong answers but its done... bolts are different lengths. The one on the f54 is longer. Significant?

The damper hub is probably thicker.  Don't mix them up.

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Damper hub is the largish washer ? Same size

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10 minutes ago, Sailor Bob said:

Damper hub is the largish washer ? Same size

The hub is center of the damper/pulley. You'd want to compare how much bolt sticks out the back with the washer in place.

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Lots of time to tool around. Waiting for parts. Battery tray is pretty ugly but its solid. I have a replacement but ill wait and see. Couple of coats of por and some 918ish looking orange.  

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Cleaning up gear. Still waiting on parts. Started with shown products the polish was not effective. Ended up using mothers aluminum polish. Results look ok in pictures but not amazing inside 5 feet. The cover has history. Any recommendations on cleaning or keeping the finish intact (other than never starting the engine)

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Pretty displeased today. After a two week wait for parts i got engine mounts and steering bushings that don't fit. Steering bushings came from motorsport and engine mounts came from z source. 

Managed to get the passenger side bushing in with a couple of hours effort, forced in. Drivers side impossible. Ended up reinstalling the old one back on the drivers side. Aint pretty. 

The mounts alignment pins are way off. I might grind them down. Even if i get them to fit they are not the same as oem.

thoughts?

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I remember some discussion a couple of years back about mounts not lining up

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Same problem with the mounts here too. I ground mine down to a half circle looking pin. There's enough in the hole to keep them in place. From what i read the mounts now are all universal and work fine on 280s. 240s need some massaging. Mine were Beck Arnleys. Good luck.

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Thats my thought too. All they do is align (I assume (arse of u and me)). Weird not able to say as s as one word here

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Which parts are not aligning?  I left all of my nuts and bolts loose and a pointed chisel as a drift pin to align the motor to mount holes to get the bolts through.  My problem was the motor to mount alignment.  The locating pin to mount stud distance was fine.

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  i didnt see any alignment issue (not to say there isnt another issue). Right now my comment is regarding the pilot stud. It is to far from the bolt. I probably should have removed the washers for the picture. 

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File that end off that doesn't go into the hole on the cars side.

O into a D and they'll drop in. If I'm thinking what you're saying. If not I'm  arse-suming. LOL

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I remember some of those threads.  I think that my motor mounts are Anchor brand, from Oreilly auto.  There are others.  Brand was a question.  Mine had screwed up threads on the studs.

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2 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Like this ?

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Same, cept my car is orange and dirty

 

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2 hours ago, Zed Head said:

I remember some of those threads.  I think that my motor mounts are Anchor brand, from Oreilly auto.  There are others.  Brand was a question.  Mine had screwed up threads on the studs.

Im seeing a trend here. Oh well, lots of posts with complaints coming, cause theres lots of replacement parts. 

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The thing about the mounts, including the trans and diff, is that they have a lot of rubber.  So I didn't feel bad putting a little bit of tension on them.  I levered things together and bolted them down.  They settle and distort over the years anyway, and move a lot when in use.

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As I recall, I ended up finding a set of oem mounts.....aftermarket set did not align up...

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