I just purchased a new transmission mount from Centerline. After reading every post I could find on the subject of replacement, I was planning on using the 1-1/2 inch pipe cap and 6" gear puller method of removal/replacement. However, I did see a post that was a little disturbing (cannot locate again) but it was mentioned that the mount in question was purchased from IAP and did not fit. As Centerline purchased IAP it made me wonder. What I don't want is to get this car on my friends lift only to strand it there because the part won't fit.
1) has anyone had the problem of the bushing not fitting?
2) if so, what was the O.D. of the bushing that did not fit? - hoping someone measured it.
3) Has anyone measured the ID of the ring on the transmission mount and if so could you provide that information.
I also plan to have a propane torch or heat gun handy to heat the ring for re-insertion as well as leave bushing in the freezer overnight.
Car is a '77, has low miles and the brackets are not rusty at all so crossing fingers that this is not a total PITA. But, some people say it is a piece of cake and others say a nightmare so..............
1977 Canary Yellow 2000 Spider Veloce (23K Original)
1984 Spider Veloce (Sold 1998), 1972 Datsun 240Z