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I'm going to replace the motor and transmission mounts on my 84 spider in the next few weeks. I've searched this board and found a lot of helpful information regarding performing the work. I still have a question...

I have access to an auto hobby shop that has a lift and many professional tools. Does a lift provide any real benefit to the chore of replacing the passenger side mount?

I've looked under the car when I last had it on the lift during an oil change and it seemed that access is still quite limited. Am I missing anything?

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Does a lift provide any real benefit to the chore of replacing the passenger side mount?

I've looked under the car when I last had it on the lift during an oil change and it seemed that access is still quite limited. Am I missing anything?
I just did both motor mounts on my Super a few weeks ago, and I found my lift to be invaluable. You can get to the PS mount from above (though it is much easier on my carbed Super than on my Bosch Spider), but I moved from above to underside many times both in pulling out the old mount and then installing the new one and getting it settled in right. I can't imagine doing it with a jack. With the lift it was simply up, down, up, down.
 

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I just did it last weekend on my '85. I did it with jack stands and a lift under the motor. Fo me, it became MUCH easier when I removed the air filter box, radiator and fan as well as the hood. You can access both sides quite easily from the front of the car. I couldn't imagine trying to snake your hands and tools to get to the passenger side without removing these items. It was downright easy and took about 2-1/2 hours labor time total. Another benefit was taking the radiator to a shop to have it rodded out and painted while i had it out.
 

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I just did both motor mounts on my Super a few weeks ago, and I found my lift to be invaluable. You can get to the PS mount from above (though it is much easier on my carbed Super than on my Bosch Spider), but I moved from above to underside many times both in pulling out the old mount and then installing the new one and getting it settled in right. I can't imagine doing it with a jack. With the lift it was simply up, down, up, down.
Show off!!!:D:D:D Feel the envy!

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John M
 

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You say that like she thinks you're cool and stuff.

Yet it never crossed your mind that it's because she wanted to be sure you were really mushed when it came down instead of the off chance you'd only be severly injured or even unscathed while under a car that was mearly jacked up.

Better start reviewing those insurance policies now bud, and let her know you're doing it so there's no 'accidents'........
 
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