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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Motor Mount Problem

1973 Spider w/ 1750 (not the original motor, obviously)

I replaced my motor mounts with new ones from IAP. Now my engine leans a bit to the left. I tried re-loosening the four bolts connecting the two mounts to the crossmember and man-handling over to the right a bit with no success. There doesn't seem to be a lot of room for adjustment, and removing the passenger's side was such a PITA that I don't want to go there again if I don't have to. I managed to replace it with both SPICA pump and starter in place.

Again, the motor lists to the left (driver's side) so that the driver's side cam cover is about 1/4 inch lower than the passenger side. It's very noticeable. Will this put undue stress on the transmission mount? Anybody else ever encounter this?

My thought at the moment is to shim the driver's side mount to level things out, but that seems a bit hillbilly, if you know what I mean. (No offense to hillbillies, I am one).

'73 Spider w/ '74 bumpers and 71(?) 1750 motor
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 02:01 PM
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That is normal. The top should lean to the driver side by 4-5 degrees. The oil pan will be level with the floor.
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The tilt to the left is normal. It is the bottom of the oil pan that should be level, not the cam cover.
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That makes sense in retrospect. When I was removing the passenger side mount, I had a heck of a time because the mount had "crushed" down onto the bottom mounting bolt. It was truly shot. Which probably made the engine lean to the right, so I was used to seeing a level cam cover. Now that it's correct, it looks odd to me.

Moving on to the transmission mount tonight, then.

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I was worried about my engine leaning to the left. This old thread assured me all is ok. Thank you mcola and rcess.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 03:39 AM
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A better thread on Alfa engine tilt.

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/eng...gine-cant.html
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