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Old 11-27-2010, 06:53 PM
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lowering front of engine (67 mustang)

is this possiable on a 67 mustang? i have tunnel ram. it looks bad at that angle. i like the look of tunnel ram i know it would probably make more power with a single carb. i see these adjustable motor mounts. they look like they just go side ways and forward and backwards. i have a t5 trans. also worried about driveshaft angle.

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I wouldn't even think about lowering the front of the engine in that car. And for what reason other then the angle that you will see the tunnel ram. I don't think so but it's your ride.
Change the stance of the car but not the engine angle.JMO


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Old 11-27-2010, 07:21 PM
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I would think changing the engine angle will also change the intake plane, possibly causing unequal cylinder distribution and/or carb float issues.
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it really isn't the hardest thing my moms x did it on her 66 mustang when we where putting the 302 in it cause the hood wouldn't shut he just cut the crosmeber out fabricated a newer one for the aod trans. Made engine mounts from prob 3/8 of an inch think steel and just put the wholes where they mounted lower these guys just make it sound more confusing
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:04 AM
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I wouldn't drop the front also.. Thats not the way to fix it.. Like said already, You will change two many other things, And will make other problems..
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I'm about done building a 65 and you can hardly slide a sheet of paper between the steering linkage and oil pan. I don't see it as a worthwhile option in my case.
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i am trying to post a pic. i dont know how to make it small enough. this motor looks to me that it slants backward alot. i put a t5 trans in and wondering if i did something wrong. i dont want to change it if nothing is wrong. this is the 1st ford i have ever built.
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On almost every car the engine isn't perfectly level or centered. In my car mine sits a little higher in the front and is offset slightly to the drivers side. Post a pic of it.
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The tunnel ram is designed that way to give the best air flow. JMO
That's why they lay back the way they do it's in the design.IMHO


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Put a level on your carb base on the intake and see where you are now.. I set them up level off that base..
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i got a pic to up load. will put level on it tomorrow.
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It looks fine.
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i got a pic to up load. will put level on it tomorrow.


I can tell you now,The base plate is not level.. Get a shot with the hood open of the tunnel ram.. I have seen where the top of the tunnel ram was on backwards(Top can be removed) in made everything odd.. If yours is removable..

The headers look to be sitting right.. Thats why I would like to see the tunnel ram pics..
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I too would like to see a pic with the hood open. You bring up a good point with the headers, there may be something wrong with the tunnel ram. But still, i don't think it looks too bad.
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So you swapped a trans in and your motor sits at a weird angle? Sounds to me like the mounting pad on the new trans has a different height relative to the engine, compared with the old one. This would also f' up your u-joint angles, btw.

I would think that - if this were the case - you could shim the mount or maybe they make replacements that are taller.
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