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Unread 02-11-2013, 03:46 PM   #46
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What have you guys done for motor mounts? The Novaks are $200 and the AAs are a bit less. I don't think I will need anything to fancy but I do want to get the easiest to install and the strongest. Suggestions?

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Unread 02-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #47
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I made my own using these plates, a couple of leaf spring bushings and sleeves and some tabs. I needed to position the motor around my very modified steering shaft setup and axle/coilover mounts, so I didn't think the pre-made ones would work. If I had a stock Jeep they were going in, I'd decide which design I liked better and go with that.
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I used AA motor mounts ( product #713088). I was very pleased with the quality off the product. They are adjustable from side to side and can be placed anywhere on the frame you want to put them. You could also modify them a little if they where not exactly what you needed. As far as the fuel pressure goes the 5.3 is looking for 48 at an idle and 58-62 at WOT. Not sure what a 88 stock pump puts out, but the pump in my 95 supplies more than enough for the 4.8, witch really close to the same engine.
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I used AA motor mounts ( product #713088). I was very pleased with the quality off the product. They are adjustable from side to side and can be placed anywhere on the frame you want to put them. You could also modify them a little if they where not exactly what you needed. As far as the fuel pressure goes the 5.3 is looking for 48 at an idle and 58-62 at WOT. Not sure what a 88 stock pump puts out, but the pump in my 95 supplies more than enough for the 4.8, witch really close to the same engine.
ahaha my '88 pump puts out like 12 psi I think (carbed). I'll take another look at those AA mounts.

On another note I have gotten a lot torn off the truck, but still cant get the old ******* starter out. I'm gonna try a handy man jack on the frame to spread it the 1/4-1/2" i need to drop the starter. The front of it is just barely hitting the motor mount before it will drop
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Well the hi lift didnt work very well. Im gonna try a block of wood and a bottle jack. Ive never personally pulled an engine before, what is the best way to hook up to the cherry picker ? I have plenty of chain
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It was a pain in the balls but I got her started. I had to grind a lot off of the frame side motor mount for the starter to clear but she fired right up and ran like a champ. Now I can finish tearing her down
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I also unbolted the trans mount and pushed the trans/t case the side to make as much room as possible for the starter
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Be careful lifting the motor with the chain. The intake manifold is plastic and can crack very easily. It may be worth it if you are close to a tool rental place to get a load leveler for the hoist and then it just bolts to the end of the heads f/r and l/r. Makes it very easy to tilt the engine to clear the firewall and not risk breaking anything.
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Thanks for the advice man. Last thing I want to do is break something pulling the engine. Ill try to get ahold of a load leveler
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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #55
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Didnt have a load leveler but we got it out with the tranny attached. I sold the drivers side caliper fir $30 bucks right after I got it out of the garage haha. The old lady is out of town next weekend so I plan on tearing out the jeep drivetrain
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Do the exhaust manifolds look like they will clear the motor mounts? These dump pretty far back
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They will clear the motor mounts, you just have to watch the firewall clearance. They dump really far back compared to where the motor sits in the engine bay. Depending on how you position it and if you have a body lift they may or may not clear
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Damn , I dont have a body lift. Hopefully they will clear. Would it be worth it to get different manifolds? I thought the problem was that they dont dump far enough back to clear the mounts.
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I ordered the AA motor mounts, now I just have to sell some more parts so I can order my tranny to t-case adapter. I'm thinking about shipping off the harness and pcm here soon as well. I've never really messed with this much wiring before, all I need is the harness that sits right on top of the engine? I had some help pulling the motor so I didn't see exactly what got unplugged from where. Professional mechanics are fast haha. Also with the pcm tune I know I have to remove the anti theft and I want to delete the post cat O2s and have him do a tune on it. Is there anything else I should have him do?

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I'm pretty sure the passenger side exhaust manifold will not clear the firewall. I purchased block hugger headers for a 2010 Camaro. They clear the motor mounts and the firewall quit nicely. The wiring is simple. Go to www.ls1swap.com and all the info. you need to do a stand alone wireharness is right there. Let me know if I can help you with anything.
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