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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Im in the middle of a frame off and I am bolting up the tranny and skid plate, but ran into a problem. With the skid plate on the tranny it is an inch an a half too far to the driver side, which makes me think that I put the motor mounts in wrong... There is a metal tab on the rubber mount is that supposed to be facing up or towards the ground?

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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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Some pics would be very helpful.
Yes, they would. Post 'em up, let's see what you got.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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When I swapped trannies and skid plates, I thought I was about an inch and a half off also, turns out I had the skid plate mounted on the wrong holes and the hole that was off 1-1/2" wasn't even the right hole. When I finally mounted the skid plate in the correct holes, the tranny dropped right in place.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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I'm think my motor mounts are in wrong.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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I'm thinking you used the wrong set of holes, on the bottom of your trans, for the trans mount and torsion arm.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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The different holes would just move the tranny back or forward.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Well this certainly doesn't look right...


Forgetting about the skidplate for the moment.

Aren't there two sets of holes for the engine mount to mount to the frame?
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Yes but I didnt take the mounts off the frame when I did this whole project.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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Could this be a PO blunder?
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Could be, but then everything fit fie when I took it out and now it doesn't.... I'm thinking I need to turn that rubber mount upside down, so the metal tab is pointed down.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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I'm not talking the holes in the skid. I'm talking the trans mount/arm to the bottom of the trans.

Is it possible you have the rubber mount and torsion arm mounted one hole to far to one side, or the other?

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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #12
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That isn't the correct torsion arm. Every one I've seen looks like this.

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Or this one, on my T18

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Drivers side.

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Passenger side.

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Both of my other V8 Jeeps look the same. With the exception of the '78, the rubber sits a little more on the frame bracket, I'm 100% sure the engine has never been out of the Jeep.

Maybe Matt will slide under his nice clean Jeep and snap a couple pics with his new iPhone.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #13
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This is on my Quadratrac Jeep.

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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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Maybe Matt will slide under his nice clean Jeep and snap a couple pics with his new iPhone.
My mounts look like Bill's, only a lot cleaner.

We had 6" of freaking snow last night. It's too cold in my garage to crawl around under the Ol' Girl.

I'm sure the OPs got enough to mull over.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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The mounts on the engine itself look almost like FSJ (wagoneer) mounts. That might change the position of the motor (I know it makes it sit high).

If I remember correctly, the transmission is offset to the drivers side just a bit due to the transfer case. Use a level on the inside of the frame in the back, and measure over to the rear axle yolk to see if the yolk is centered or offset an inch or so. Make sure the output of the transfer case is on the same plain so you don't have a compound angle with the drive shaft.
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