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10-09-2007 12:49 PM Willys Chassis - Motor Mounts
After a lot of practicing on scrap pieces of the same thickness, I was ready to weld in the mounts. A few tacks held everything in place for the final welding.
I have a Millermatic 175 MIG and used .035 wire. Welds came out good and will need just a little cleanup.


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06-27-2007 08:43 AM Willys Chassis - Motor Mounts
It took a lot of trips back and forth to the grinder, but here's the finished mount.
The drivers side worked out the same, however it is located 5/8" farther forward on the frame, so I needed to cope out more on that side. This is because the lugs on the Hemi block are offset, so the frame mounts are not on the same centerline front-to-back.
Last two views show the finished arrangement from the top and bottom with the donut and bolt installed.
All ready for welding to the frame.



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06-27-2007 08:33 AM Willys Chassis - Motor Mounts
Next thing to do was to locate the motor mount frame attachments. These mounts are from Chassis Engineering with one piece bolted to the lugs on the block, and a corresponding bracket welded to the frame. Between the two is a rubber "donut" bushing and thru-bolt.
I measured the thickness for the donut, and clamped a piece wood of the same thickness to the bottom of the engine side of the mount. The bottom of the wood will be the top of the frame side of the mount.
These mounts are far enough forward on the frame that they will need to be coped into the side of the crossmember to fit correctly. I placed the top of the mount against the bottom of the wood spacer, slid it forward, and scribed a line on the side of the mount to see how much I need to cut.
I don't have a bandsaw or plasma cutter, so I used a metal cutting blade in a jig saw, and it cut just fine. All fit-up after initial cut will be done with a grinder.



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06-27-2007 08:15 AM Willys Chassis - Driveshaft Angle
After a lot of measurements and trial-and-error changes, I got the motor situated and set drivetrain angles. The engine/trans will be tilted down 1 degree, with the pinion angle set at 1 degree up. Measuring the driveshaft angle (all measurements for the engine/trans, driveshaft, and pinion are referenced from the level floor) gave me .8 degrees with the driveshaft tilted down towards the front.
The 1 degree angle of the engine plus the .8 degrees of the shaft gave me a net u-joint angle of 1.8 degrees both front and back. Acceptable range is from 1 to 3 degrees, so I'm good to go.


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05-31-2007 06:53 AM Willys Chassis-Engine Mock-Up
It was time to put the body back on for a while to check more clearances and finalize engine location. I came up with a way of lifting the body using my engine hoist. It's not the best way, but with just my wife and me doing it, it works pretty well. Not a substitute for 4 or 5 people lifting it...I may build an a-frame setup and make it an easier one man (and wife) operation.
It took some time, but the body is now back on, and I uncovered the engine to do some more adjustments. The distributor will be about 2" from the firewall. This looks like it will work. Any farther back will be too tight. Lots of room on the sides, valve covers will clear just fine.
It looks like the motor mounts will need some work. They will probably need to be "coped" to fit around the rear portion of the crossmember. Something I did not plan on, but still do-able.


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