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For some reason the 302 in my 1963 Falcon isn't sitting level. If I put the hood up, and looking at the car from the front, the engine sets 1 inch or more lower on the passenger side than on the driver side. When I put the car back together a few years ago, I didn't notice it and I don't recall if the engine was sitting this way when I bought the car. I replaced the motor mounts, and I'm positive I put the new motor mounts in (right,left side) the way I was told to by the parts store,so I don't think that's the problem. I was told that the mounts that are bolted to the frame on the early Mustangs had a right and left side to them, so I would asume the Falcon mounts are the same, is that correct? What could be the cause of this unlevel engine?

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I notice mine is sitting unlevel the other day also. It use to sit level a few months ago


 

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Could be the mount has given way. Some I've talked to put a bolt through the mount for support. The OE mounts don't hold up to the additional torque.
 

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On mine the two angular pads have slots in them for ease of installation of the engine, with mounts pre-bolted on at the factory.

To be safe, you may have loosened one mount at a time to instll them.

I would think to just loosen both of them, then with a four by four heft the engine over in the engine compartment til it is straight. If it keeps settling back after giving it the bost, use a hydraulic bottle jack and place the base against the shock tower and push over the block. Then get under the car a torque the big nuts tight again. It may reallign things which attach to the transmission also.

They do slip afterall.

Wm.
 
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