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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering, David Pozzi had stated in another post that the 69 frame mounts were shorter. My question lies in how much will this lower my engine if I were to change my 67 frame mounts and 74 engine mounts to the hi-po 69 frame mounts. Whats the difference of the height of the 67 to the 69 mounts. I would need to be doing this to

1. Make clearance as the bell housing is way to close to the firewall preventing me from taking the top bolts out of the bellhousing. and
2. make clearance because my fork is hitting the firewall when fully depressed.
3. which leads me into another question. The previous fork that I had in there before I broke the spring on it had more of a sever bend in it than the one I put in there. Does anybody know why that would be?. did they use different forks in 6 bangers as thats what was previously in my car?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 01, 06:27 PM
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I think they are around a half inch shorter. I can check.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 01, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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That would be great David... your a life saver....Thanks for all your infinate wisdom you provide to us gearheads....

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 08:45 AM
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I have a similar problem. I think that my motor sits to high in the motor compartment. And the fan shroud on my 73 Z/28 is too low for the fan (stock fan w/ clutch) assembly. I have purchased a new radiator support and Iím in the process of purchasing new motor mount for a 73 Z/28 w/ the 350 motor. I have found a listing that says the (73) std. 350 M/M are different than the (73) Z/28 M/M. So, Dave Pozzie, What do you have to say on this subject, Iím I chasing my tale, or just spending useless money on motor mounts?
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I believe dave P. is right. Ive seen pics of the std. frame mounts and hi-per ones and they do look a bit shorter. How much im not sure. How much are you off Mark?

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Well my best guess is about 1 to 1.5Ē. The fan assembly is too tall to sit in the shroud area. The reason that I believe that I have incorrect mounts (not stock) is that they are chromed and I donít believe the previous owner would take the stock oneís out and have them chromed, he would have just bought chromed units (this guy didnít care about that type of stuff). So when I saw that there were special mounts for the Z/28 (year 73) I started to wonder. And I saw this thread and just had to ask.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 05:21 PM
 
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Make sure it has a stock oil pan on it or the lower mounts may not work.

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Thanks for the reminder! That is a good thing to remember, and yes it does have a stock Chevy / Camaro oil pan. Now that you have me thinking about this, I guess I should check this clearance.
Again Thanks for the advice, 69er.
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