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Offline 7212Mopar

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Re: NorCal 73 Challenger
« Reply #75 on: August 19, 2017 - 02:48:16 am »
After some grinding of the k frame, finally able to lower the engine on to the K frame. Next will be prepping the trans and converter mating to the engine.

I cannot recall if the engine mount is supposed to be sitting on the K frame. If I lower the engine all the way, the bolts won't go in. Right now looks like about 5/16" of a gap. The PS is slightly more. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or I did something wrong?
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Offline 70chall440

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Re: NorCal 73 Challenger
« Reply #76 on: August 19, 2017 - 12:04:24 pm »
Yes the mount should be laying on the frame pad.
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Re: NorCal 73 Challenger
« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2017 - 03:39:11 pm »
The mounting holes of the new Magnum mounts were indexed different from the stock mounts. They are located further away from the engine. When lowered all the way down, the holes don't line up with the K frame forming sort of a flat ellipse instead of a circle. The through bolts cannot be inserted. Just poorly manufactured product with thinner materials. Not sure if they were made oversea. Time to get some new Schumacher mounts.
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Offline YellowThumper

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Re: NorCal 73 Challenger
« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2017 - 11:18:01 pm »
Really hate when remanufactured part are almost good enough....
Leaving the installer to do their "engineering".

Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.