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Old 07-16-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

I restored a68 fastback with a j-code 302 ,factory a/c.My problem is my fan blade wont clear my fan shroud?I think I have the wrong motor mounts?Fan &shroud are correct.Is there a special mount for this car?Anyone know where I can the right mounts?


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Old 07-16-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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Default RE: 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

Motor mounts do not move the motor's position with respect to the radiator. Your words 'restored' mean what - as in what did you do? New fan? New radiator? New shroud? Did you change the fan spacer? And what were the sources of your fan, radiator and shroud?
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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Default RE: 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

But the do change the height of the engine and the fan would only hit the shroud vertical so yes the motor mounts might very well have everything to do with it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:08 AM   #4
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And so would a different transmission mount, also called the rear engine mount. There is a lot of important information missing.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:04 PM   #5
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Default RE: 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

Everything on the car is original,fan,fan spacer,radiator,4 speed toploader trans. engine,trans.mount(not sure how that would affect this its a given where thats located?)The parts that I have replaced that would have anything to do with this problem are the motor mounts(bought at local parts store?)and the shroud ,and Im pretty sure its the correct shroud.The fan is hitting the bottom of the shroud,so the engine needs to be raised up 1/4-1/2 inch.Everything was fine until the restore?Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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Default RE: 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

I don't think it's your mounts. Take a look at the fanclearance at thetop of shroud. If there's a lot of room, 'adjust' the shroud down, by force if necessary. Is the shroud Ford or aftermarket? I had a fit problem on a 66 when I added the Ford shroud to my new three row radiator. It took some 'adjusting' to clear. Also on a 67 with a 289 I worked on, the first aftermarket one didn't fit but the replacement did.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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Default RE: 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

Well I tried that,didnt help How it mounts on the radiator,and where its cut out around the lower radiator hose wont allow it to go down.I sure dont want to have to replace the motor mounts!
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:56 PM   #8
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Default RE: 1968 mustang motor mounts for 302

My car has the 24" radiator with 4 mounting holes 2 on each side,and the shroud has a cut out to fit around the lower rad. hose theres just not much adjustment?
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