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Old 09-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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So I got my JBA LTs yesterday and I want to tackle the job my self everyone I've talked too says its not to hard just time consuming. Is there any tips you guys have? Is there any torque specs I should know about. How far up will I need to lift the engine?? Please any help is welcomed thanks!
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Not to sure on lifting the motor on your mustang but I am pretty sure with the 5.0s I'am going to have to. And the troupe specs you could either look up online or I would recommend you get a chilton manual from like auto zone they are very good.
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So I got my JBA LTs yesterday and I want to tackle the job my self everyone I've talked too says its not to hard just time consuming. Is there any tips you guys have? Is there any torque specs I should know about. How far up will I need to lift the engine?? Please any help is welcomed thanks!
I have jba. I did it myself. A lot of people said to drop the k-member. I lifted the engine and it wasn't too bad. I would suggest that you buy polyurethane motor mounts. It even suggests that in the instructions. The hardest part was putting the gaskets back on. Not easy with only one set of hands.
And when you go to take off the manifold studs, make sure you break the bigger nut loose pretty good or you'll end up stripping out the end of the stud bolt.

Patience is key.. take your time and you won't have to go back in the fix leaks.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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What if I use a lift?

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Will u still have to lift the motor
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What if I use a lift?

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Will u still have to lift the motor
Even with a lift. If you try doing it without lifting the motor then you will have trouble fitting the headers in abd tightening the new bolts down. You also have to remove the bsttery, starter, and remove the steering rod that bolts to the rack.
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Okay thanks man and one last question what torque specs did you tighten the bolts back on the motor mounts? And how high did you lift the engine up once it was bolts were lose?
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Okay thanks man and one last question what torque specs did you tighten the bolts back on the motor mounts? And how high did you lift the engine up once it was bolts were lose?
About 2-3" and its an awkward postion. Couldn't fit a torque wrenche. Just tightened real tight lol
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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Okay looks like I will have a lift I can use a friend at a local smog shop says I can use it. Now how would I lift the engine if I'm going to be working under it?
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Okay looks like I will have a lift I can use a friend at a local smog shop says I can use it. Now how would I lift the engine if I'm going to be working under it?
I just put a jack under the motor and lowered the car enough to get the headers in. I did most of the work from outside the car. I only got under the car to connect tge midpipe and do the steering linkage and starter.
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I just put a jack under the motor and lowered the car enough to get the headers in. I did most of the work from outside the car. I only got under the car to connect tge midpipe and do the steering linkage and starter.
So you didn't use a lift?
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So you didn't use a lift?
I did. But I was rarely standing under thr car.
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How hot does the bay get? Did you get the ceramic coat or stainless steel? I with thinking about spraying them with ceramic coat from a can? Will it keep the engine bay cooler?
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How hot does the bay get? Did you get the ceramic coat or stainless steel? I with thinking about spraying them with ceramic coat from a can? Will it keep the engine bay cooler?
I have stainless. It's cooler than stock. But they do get hot enough to change the color of the steel. Mine purpled after about a day. But I love that look
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I have stainless. It's cooler than stock. But they do get hot enough to change the color of the steel. Mine purpled after about a day. But I love that look
Was it hard to take off the steering linkage and starter?
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Transmission jack is what I used to lift the motor
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How hard is it to get motor mounts off will I need power tools? Or will hand tools do??
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How hard is it to get motor mounts off will I need power tools? Or will hand tools do??
Easiest part. Hand tools is what I used. You will need a pretty long extension
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Thanks man again man. Just trying to get as much info before I tackle this job on Friday.
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Ratching wrenches make the process way easier.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:50 AM   #21
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OMFG!!!!! That sucked /: took me from 1pm to 11 ): sucked so bad
And on top of that the right motor the bolt that goes in the middle broke off ): so now I'm going to need a new mount ))):
To scared to gun with the mount like that but love the sound and the power is there I can feel it as I take off.
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Dang dude! That sucks
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OMFG!!!!! That sucked /: took me from 1pm to 11 ): sucked so bad
And on top of that the right motor the bolt that goes in the middle broke off ): so now I'm going to need a new mount ))):
To scared to gun with the mount like that but love the sound and the power is there I can feel it as I take off.
That's about how long it took me. Go buy those bullet mounts of AM. You can also buy from summitracing.com. that's where I got mine
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Did y'all do it all y'all's self? Or have help...
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Did y'all do it all y'all's self? Or have help...
Every bit myself. Until my girlfriend stopped by and I had her under the car holding one header in place so I could get a bolt in.
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I was gonna say! If you had help that took forever! But I could see that by yourself...me and a buddy with a lift and air tools tackled mine in 4.5 hours
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I was gonna say! If you had help that took forever! But I could see that by yourself...me and a buddy with a lift and air tools tackled mine in 4.5 hours
I did it by myself with hand tools ))):

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All worth it at the end it's just I'm scared to get on it with the top bolt missing on the motor mount what do you guys thing should I just gun it and baby shift 2nd?
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Screw it! Hahaha hey how was the top bolt on the starter for you? I had to make a manstension (crazy long extension for the socket) to even reach it and then I wasn't even sure if it was tight!
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Screw it! Hahaha hey how was the top bolt on the starter for you? I had to make a manstension (crazy long extension for the socket) to even reach it and then I wasn't even sure if it was tight!
That **** was hard!!! Lol and yea I'm going to gun it tomorrow. Me and my buddy tested the mounts and there still good. Still going to order the mounts from AM later.
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Not till you can't shift then you know your mounts are shot...or so that's how we could tell in my buddies jeep that wouldn't hit second right
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Your asking for trouble if you get on it with a bad motor mount.
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