Progress Thread 2nd Fox Body - what motor mounts?

Mustang5L5

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I don't believe there was a stud on my oil pan bolts when I removed them. I think they are still bagged up somewhere as I replaced with ARP.
 
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7991LXnSHO

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I'm a dabber too.
Was this stupid dance preparing us to sneeze into our elbows during Covid?
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Rdub6

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Trying to decide what to do with these. Since LMR is making brand new replicas, will anyone really be looking for these? Or should I go get my $50 from the scrap guy?
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Trying to decide what to do with these. Since LMR is making brand new replicas, will anyone really be looking for these? Or should I go get my $50 from the scrap guy?
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If you have center caps, these are still cool wheels. The 79 yellow coupe on here would be perfect for these.
 

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I have four on the side of my house. Remember the guy from Ohio polished them shiny, and new. I guess they can be real shiny if you worked them like crazy.
 

Rdub6

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Just got email from MM that my upper control arms shipped, so that back order wasn’t so bad after all! Now I just have to buy the rest of the parts I need!
 

Rdub6

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If you like 10-holes, I'd keep two of them and order the rear two in 9-inch from LMR.
I’m going to 5-lug....... so they’d only go on a future project, if there is one.
Don’t really have room to properly store them, and hate seeing them sit on the side of the house!
We’ll see...... maybe once I get me car running again, I’ll work on refurbishing these.
 

Rdub6

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Small progress, but the oil pan and gasket are back on. This was a little more difficult than anticipated, laying on my back, even with those Fel Pro “helper studs”.
They should use a few of the smaller holes toward the transmission. Those bump outs on the plate that aligns the starter doesn’t exactly let it go straight up! But it’s done. I just hope the “U’s” in the gasket seated correctly. Time will tell!
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This is my right side motor mount. Should I go to urethane, or stick with OE type rubber?
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It is my understanding that basically all the aftermarket rubbers are made from the same company and they suck. They don't fit well if at all and the durability is poor. I wasted an entire day trying to get the Anchor rubber mounts to fit. I then went and bought Energy Suspension poly for $150 and they fit perfect. I don't notice any added vibration between my poly motor mounts and my dad's stock mounts. Still very smooth and I highly recommend them
 
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Essn95

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It is my understanding that basically all the aftermarket rubbers are made from the same company and they suck. They don't fit well if at all and the durability is poor. I wasted an entire day trying to get the Anchor rubber mounts to fit. I then went and bought Energy Suspension poly for $150 and they fit perfect. I don't notice any added vibration between my poly motor mounts and my dad's stock mounts. Still very smooth and I highly recommend them
and important to note, I do have a rubber trans mount which does help. Our fox has poly for both and there is quite a bit more vibrations. Given the fox isn't as refined as our SN but still
 

Mustang5L5

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I agree. If you could buy Ford OEM rubber mounts, i'd say go with those. But you can't anymore and the rubber mounts made today are junk. I've seen them as low as $6 a mount on Rockauto. They fit like crap.

I bought a set and returned them. I went with the Energy Suspenion poly and they fit very well. I'm running a rubber trans mount.

Scope Creep ;)
 
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