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Post by zucchi Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:51 am

Limey SE wrote:anyways gonna put new frame side mounts in while empty as these are shot and need replacing What a PITA that is gonna be LOL

You likely already know this tip, nevertheless…
When changing out the engine mounts, I've found that using a 6-point swivel socket combination wrench is the ideal tool for grabbing onto the bolt on the inside of the frame.
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If the bolt's a bit stubborn or temperamental, i.e. wanting to slip or dislodge, I use just enough masking tape to secure it to the end of the wrench to keep it steady so as to guide it through the hole and keep it in place for the nut to grab a few threads. I then pull the wrench off taking the tape with it.

Hope this helps.
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Post by Limey SE Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:30 pm

Yea I think we had this talk before I still don't own these tools nor anyone that does locally that I could borrow for a One time job

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Post by zucchi Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:28 pm

You may be able to get a flex-head ratchet up in there… and that ratchet would be useful for other jobs.

I learned years ago that it's not worth getting aggravated and raising my blood pressure over doing a job with tools that aren't ideal or suitable; I cannot put a dollar value vis-a-vis my long-term health. So getting a relatively inexpensive tool from Harbor Freight, Amazon or eBay, that I may only use once is worth it to me to not damage a part or, in this case, lose a bolt as it tumbles down into an enclosed part of the frame.

Of course, you could always drop the lower control arm then have unobstructed access to the bolts.
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Post by impalamonte Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:22 pm

On my recent LS swap....because I wanted to use new motor mounts.

I used an old style distributor bolt lock down tool to access the bolts on the back side through the cross-member at the A-arm opening.

I had to be part contortionists with my wrist as well to feel the back side of the bolt....that I could not see.

I too thought I would have to pull - away the lower a-arm....but did not have to do so.
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Post by Limey SE Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:35 pm

THE HAPPIEST FRONT END FRIDAY EVER 454 PULLED AND SET IN THERE HAVE TO ALIGN THE MOTOR MOUNT BOLTS RAN OUTTA DAYLIGHT have to give a big hell yea to my two daughters for there assistance Abigail Heckman  and Fynn E. Heckman

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Post by Limey SE Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:36 pm

Rusty Got rid of Gangsta lean

Well the SBC frame side mounts worked once again to mount the 454 Motor side mounts NOT AN ISSUE just like with Irene (other SE) NO MORE GANGSTA LEAN and bolted up nice,Now just have the Basic stuff that takes so much time. Wiring, hoses, belts, plugs, wires, transmission, headers, exhaust and driveshaft ........Just a few things LOL AND NO WAY STOCK HOOD FITS 2" air filter ONLY Performer RPM added 1.5" in height compared to the Performer 2.0 manifold .........Glad I made the Hood I have


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Post by bracketchev1221 Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:32 am

But will the passenger side valve cover come off???
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Post by Limey SE Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:36 pm

bracketchev1221 wrote:But will the passenger side valve cover come off???

Its very very Tight but yes with twisting swearing it will come off, I will be putting a heat only box instead of AC as I am not running ac I just haven't got the box yet

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:52 pm

That Rat sure looks majestic sitting in that engine bay!
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Post by bracketchev1221 Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:44 am

Limey SE wrote:
bracketchev1221 wrote:But will the passenger side valve cover come off???

Its very very Tight but yes with twisting swearing it will come off, I will be putting a heat only box instead of AC as I am not running ac I just haven't got the box yet

I'm working to put a 468 in an 80 malibu WITH the AC box.
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Post by Limey SE Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:04 pm

bracketchev1221 wrote:
Limey SE wrote:
bracketchev1221 wrote:But will the passenger side valve cover come off???

Its very very Tight but yes with twisting swearing it will come off, I will be putting a heat only box instead of AC as I am not running ac I just haven't got the box yet

I'm working to put a 468 in an 80 malibu WITH the AC box.

Very nice if I had stock covers I would have no issue what so ever these were a Contest win so I am happy with the price for them LOL

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Post by bracketchev1221 Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:45 am

I'm going to see what I can fit. I have a set of cast aluminum new truck valve covers. I may try a set of those "cheater" stock chrome covers to clear the roller rockers. I also have a set of Chrome Moroso tall covers but I think those will be too tall.
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Post by Limey SE Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:01 pm

Yea if these were not angled like they are Theres no way they would fit with or without heat box I may go with a more stock set till I get a heat only box ...

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Post by Limey SE Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:05 pm

Well NO more drag wheels I swapped them away Swapped away for a set of 15x8 15x7 Rally wheels,and a second set of 17" Hot wheel brand wheels and For the Daughter he tossed in a set of seats for her Chevelle  

I went back with them while waiting for the Turbines to get redone. Daughter likes the Black ones and wants them till she get tires for her turbines


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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:14 am

Loving those black wheels!
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Post by Limey SE Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:36 am

g3chevy / Mr Pontiac wrote:Loving those black wheels!

Will be for sale after Daughter gets tires for her turbines HINT HINT

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Post by Limey SE Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:13 pm

Cleaned up the rally wheels yesterday and Installed one of the tires NOW to get the other 3 installed LOL


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Post by Limey SE Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:37 am

y'all Know I could not wait LOL Wheel is Just sitting against car LOL



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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:09 am

Nice! Can't go wrong with rally wheels!
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Post by bucket Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:19 am

Yep, the rallies look good!

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