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Old 10-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Anyone know if for a fact that convertible mounts are a little lower than the gt mounts? I can't get the hood i want now but im also tryin to keep from cutting my factory hood. Thanks for any and all help!
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Yes they are lower. I don't remember exactly but I think it 1" but it could be a 1/2".
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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Good! I believe everything will clear with a 1/2" but 1" would be even better! Thanks man
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Solid motor mounts are also shorter than factory mounts
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What's better solid mounts or poly? Im going to need some shortly, so I'm curious.
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Poly but I know my poly mounts were 1/2 inch higher then my stock ones
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Poly but I know my poly mounts were 1/2 inch higher then my stock ones
Are they squeaky?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #9
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Not that I have noticed, I've put 300 miles on my car nice my motor swap I havent heard anything !!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #10
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I do have a brand new set of polys I traded a pair of solid mounts for to a buddy. He has the Ssi intake and was trying to fit it under his stock hood, the solids did lower his engine more but still not enough to clear his stock hood.
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With my poly mounts , edelbrock performer 5.0 intake and 1in intake spacer my engine sits just under 4 inches higher then stock, I svo hood only clears by 1/4 inch
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Also forgot to mention he had a tubular k member, don't know the brand but they may also have contributed to the hood clearance issue

I run the Bbk Ssi-R intake an a stock hood won't fit on my car, the blow by tube on the TB hits the underside of my hood
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What's better solid mounts or poly? Im going to need some shortly, so I'm curious.
You have to be careful using solid mounts. They are best suited to a properly set up race only car.
There is no give to them at all and broken engine blocks and busted transmissions can occur if you make a lot of power and the car hooks up hard.
For most street/strip purposes the poly mounts are a better choice and they are much tougher than the factory rubber mounts.
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Success! Hood fits!
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Success! Hood fits!
Sweet. You used the convertible mounts?
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You have to be careful using solid mounts. They are best suited to a properly set up race only car.
There is no give to them at all and broken engine blocks and busted transmissions can occur if you make a lot of power and the car hooks up hard.
For most street/strip purposes the poly mounts are a better choice and they are much tougher than the factory rubber mounts.
Thanks Trojan for clearing things up for me. Much appreciated
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Sweet. You used the convertible mounts?
Yep. There is about a 1" difference in the gt and convertible.
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Thanks Trojan for clearing things up for me. Much appreciated

You're Welcome & Good Luck with your project.
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