Raising Engine???

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by nonosstang, Dec 5, 2003.


  1. nonosstang

    nonosstang Founding Member

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    I have a '66 fastback and was wondering if it's possible to raise and inch the motor using TCP motor mounts. Is this possible? Has anyone else done this before?
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    Sorry can't help yah but why would you want to raise it up? If anything I would think you would want to lower it and move it further back.
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    I'm not sure if I want to do it yet, but I waas hoping to gain a little more ground clearance.
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    If you want more ground clearance get a shallower road racing oil pan or something else, raising the engine will screw up your handling pretty bad. How far lowered do you have your car?
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    Right off hand, I'd say that raising the engine an inch wouldn't be too hard. If it were me (and it's not), I'd have a decent machinist make some spacers and simply bolt them betwee the mounts and block. If memory serves me, the bolts on a small block motor mount are vertical, therefore the spacer thickness would dictate the amount of engine lift. Another way would be to swap in some '65 style mounts, which had a angled piece that the mount bolted to and that whole mess bolted with a vertical bolt to the frame rail. That, too would simply need a spacer to raise the engine. My car's pretty low, and the trans pan and exhaust scrape way before the engine oil pan, so I can't imagine how low your car must be.
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    I have a Milodon pan on my 73 Stang and that helped a lot.

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