Engine mounts

Discussion in 'Engine Swaps (Gas) LS, Vortec, LT1 , etc.' started by Harleyboy1, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Harleyboy1

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    Bought some engine mounts from dirty dingo which works good even with the compressor in its stock location its on the bottom right side problem is that the a/c connections are lower than the frame saw a video where a company called TJ steel works makes the engine adapter to where it raises the engine a couple of inches higher to clear the frame for hose connections the only thing i didn't change on my frame was the motor mounts so I am going to replace them the engine is an l59 so I'm thinking replace the mounts but put a couple of metal plates to raise the engine almost 2 inches just wondering what you guys think of that idea open to suggestions any help appreciated trust you guys with the knowledge more then anybody else thanks in advance.
     
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    Raising engine would reduce clearance for the transmission and also would alter the pinion angle
     
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    Pinion angle could be rectified by shimming the carrier bearing if one is being used. Use washers to find it’s happy place then make a steel spaced using dimensions of the washer stack.
     
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    Yeah it's got a carrier bearing so I'll do as you mentioned the other company that makes a different motor mount raises the engine higher and i do believe he uses the 4l60e same as what I've got thanks for your suggestion I'll follow it to the letter thanks again for the advice
     

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