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Chavez
Buffalo

USA
44 Posts

Posted - 30 Jun 2016 :  8:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey guys, anyone know an easy way to remove a pair of motor mounts from crossmember? 80 trans am. Engine is out getting rebuilt so I have plenty of space up top. Not too much room underneath though which brings me to my next question, Does anyone also know the size of nut underneath holding those motor mount bolts? I hate to think that I have to remove springs in order to get to those nuts. Thanks

Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7215 Posts

Posted - 30 Jun 2016 :  9:07:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use an extension and universal joint (swivel) for my socket to get on those nuts. A little bit of a pain but not as bad as say...header bolts. If memory serves, they are 1/2 or 9/16".

Putting back on can be a bit more fiddly.

Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. "Chevy": even the name sounds cheap, but not as cheap as your Pontiac will be with an LS transplant.

Edited by - Phil on 30 Jun 2016 9:08:47 PM
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Chavez
Buffalo

USA
44 Posts

Posted - 01 Jul 2016 :  02:05:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Phil, I'll see how I can make that work. Tight fit.
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F-Body International
Tribal Scout

USA
18 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2016 :  08:49:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phil is correct. I just did this on my '79 T/A a few days ago. You have to hold the nut on the inside of the frame or else the bolt will just spin. Just to add...it's easier to get at the nuts inside the frame once the lower control arms are out.
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