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by Yorgle
04 May 2018, 09:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

If, in fact, it is the FMX that is causing all the problem (though, I doubt it), there is always this option:
by Yorgle
03 May 2018, 20:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

As I recall, the convertible mounts only lower the engine by 1/2 inch or so, and even then, they should still position the engine high enough to clear everything. I'd say start with the premise that if you have all of the right parts, the engine should fit. Go through the car again, checking each pa...
by Yorgle
02 May 2018, 14:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member


As you can see, there's well over an inch of clearance between the crossmember and the bottom of the pan. I don't see how a 1/4" difference in motor mounts would account for this much difference at the pan. Is there any chance that your crossmember is bent?
by Yorgle
02 May 2018, 08:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

Please excuse the mess: here's the front of the passenger side mount (looking to the rear of the car):

I measure just under 4" from the center of the bolt at the bottom to the inside of the corner at the top.
by Yorgle
02 May 2018, 06:18
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 1968 Convertible Conversion
Replies: 246
Views: 10607

Re: 1968 Convertible Conversion

Just stop, will you! Leave something for the rest of us to do. ;)
by Yorgle
01 May 2018, 18:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

Is it the correct shroud? Correct fan? Maybe the radiator is mounted too high or is the wrong size. On mine, the top of the radiator is about even with the top of the core support. If you are 100% sure you have the right motor mounts, then I'd look into moving the radiator down to clear the fan.
by Yorgle
01 May 2018, 16:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

I ran out and looked at my 68 (302) and the motor mount looks identical to yours, but I've got at least an inch between the crossmember and the bottom of the engine oil pan. You obviously have the wrong transmission mount and/or transmission crossmember. You need the back of the engine to come up- ...
by Yorgle
01 May 2018, 14:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

I ran out and looked at my 68 (302) and the motor mount looks identical to yours, but I've got at least an inch between the crossmember and the bottom of the engine oil pan. You obviously have the wrong transmission mount and/or transmission crossmember. You need the back of the engine to come up- s...
by Yorgle
29 Apr 2018, 06:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Wipers will not park...
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Wipers will not park...

Can you put up a '71 schematic? I think we can look at it and find the wire that supplies power after the switch is shut off. I do have one. But this afternoon they started parking correctly. Funny things happen with old cars. Old cars have a way of healing themselves. Years back, I shorted the tem...
by Yorgle
20 Apr 2018, 07:59
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: CopyCatVert
Replies: 233
Views: 7999

Re: CopyCatVert

It's been a long time since I've done any work on my faithful cat, so I spent some time sprucing up the interior. I picked up a cool emblem on ebay a while back and used it to replace my homemade emblem. It looks much better in real life- for some reason, my camera over-emphasizes the black smudges ...