Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Columbia, MO USA
rjrock, thats it. Sorry I got the month wrong.
I was even thinking about a road trip to visit Mr. Wise, but I could never get hold of him and both of us tried. pdq67
PS., I found this just now in my old e-mails when David Pozzi and I were looking at this.
I finally got around to figuring out how to manipulate the pic's that you sent me way back when.
It appears that the differences between the two subframes are indeed minor.
The bushing mount holes from front to rear are from the centerline of the car the long way (front to rear) is at the radiator point 18.875" & 18.625", next, the middle mount, 21" & 20.25" and last the rear mount, 16.75" & 16.875"(first numbers are for the second gen and last numbers for first gen.).
Looking at the mounts going from front to back gives, 40.875" & 38.75"(rad mount to center mount), then 31.5" & 29.875" (center mount to rear mount).
The mount heights are harder to come by because of the change in the "datum" lines, but appear to be about the same except that the middle mount appears to be "under the side of the subframe" so to say whereas the first gen's center mount is up in the air! I'm wondering if a spacer would take care of these diffences?? Or just slide a second gen. subframe under a first gen car and cut and relocate the center mount as needed???
Well anyway, it is food for thought. pdq67