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Any advice before my first substantial work on my own car?... motor and trans mounts by Corvus
Started on: 08-23-2013 12:26 PM
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Report this Post08-23-2013 12:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CorvusClick Here to Email CorvusSend a Private Message to CorvusEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Alright guys, this is my first time doing anything substantial to '88 Formula on my own. I will be replacing motor mount, dog bone, and trans mounts (all standard from Rock Auto). I have a Haynes repair manual and (what I believe are) the necessary jack stands, obligatory blocks of wood, tools, etc. I am giving myself plenty of time. The current plan is to do it in the order of motor, dog bone, trans.

Is there any advice that anyone would have before I do this thing? I haven't done any sort of major car repair in about four years and I'm kinda nervous.

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Report this Post08-23-2013 12:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Getting yourself a Service Manual wouldn't hurt, but a Haynes is OK.

Dogbone - first off, last back on. I don't think the order of the others really matters.

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Report this Post08-23-2013 01:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for f85gtronSend a Private Message to f85gtronEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You didn't mention beer and band aids...did I miss something?
Also, put the car into gear, rock back and forth, then pull the e brake....works better than jacks and wood.
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Report this Post08-23-2013 03:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CorvusClick Here to Email CorvusSend a Private Message to CorvusEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by f85gtron:

You didn't mention beer and band aids...did I miss something?
Also, put the car into gear, rock back and forth, then pull the e brake....works better than jacks and wood.


Beer is a given; bandages might not be a bad idea.
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I find doing the rear tranny mount first when going back together is a lot easier as it sits down in the mount not on top like the others. Also for a job like this some thing stronger may be needed more along the line of JD or crown royal or maybe even a nice vodka depending on where the work is being done and how hot it is out side.
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Report this Post08-23-2013 04:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CorvusClick Here to Email CorvusSend a Private Message to CorvusEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FIEROFLYER:

I find doing the rear tranny mount first when going back together is a lot easier as it sits down in the mount not on top like the others. Also for a job like this some thing stronger may be needed more along the line of JD or crown royal or maybe even a nice vodka depending on where the work is being done and how hot it is out side.


Thanks for the advice! The goal, though, is to dull my pain when I inevitably smash my fingers, not die from dehydration. :P

I will actually be doing it in a barn with a cement floor so heat won't be an issue; only thirst.
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Report this Post08-23-2013 04:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GrantmanClick Here to Email GrantmanSend a Private Message to GrantmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
when I swapped the motor, the dogbone was near the first things to disconnect in the engine bay. wow did that motor drop back. I was thinking how am I ever going to get the new dogbone to line up. It will take some serious jacking. But it worked pretty well to connect the dogbone first than the rear cradle bolts. You probably aren't planning to take out the cradle bolts but if all else fails..................

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