North American Turbocoupe Organization



V8 Motor Mounts
John B Offline
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#1
I read on another forum that the 88 Fox V8 Motor Mounts are the same as the 88 Turbo Coupe. I haven’t checked rockauto, etc. but in the mean time, is there anyone that could confirm or deny this? Thanks
88 Turbo Coupe: Front mount intercooler, MGW short throw shifter, full coilover conversion, tubular control arms front and rear, svo front brakes, vacuum assist brake swap, manual steering swap, GT35R turbo with external gate, pimpx ecu, 60lb injectors, 3 core aluminum radiator, corbeau fixed back seats, and the list goes on.
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
AFAIK, they are completely different. If they were the same, no one with a TC would be searching the web for days looking for a good used set of TC mounts.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#3
Two pieces of advice here:

1) the Manual would have you believe that there are two distinctly different ones, left and right. In fact, the ones I got were identical, and installed the same way. I’ll have to dig out the info on the ones I got, but I’ve had them now for 2+ years and have had no complaints. Still...

2) You should probably invest in the custom made ones from Chuck Warren, who makes them by hand in batches. Problem is, his site no longer exists (www.turbochuck.com), so I wonder if he’s still around. Spoiler alert: they are a bit on the pricey side, but it’s not something you should be skimping on by not getting good quality ones.

If you search our site you’ll find numerous posts about how great his mounts are. I had already ordered the ones I got (not from Chuck) on eBay before I learned of his, but if they’re still available I’d likely go with those if I ever had to replace what I have.
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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John B Offline
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#4
anasazi4st Wrote:Two pieces of advice here:

1) the Manual would have you believe that there are two distinctly different ones, left and right. In fact, the ones I got were identical, and installed the same way. I’ll have to dig out the info on the ones I got, but I’ve had them now for 2+ years and have had no complaints. Still...

2) You should probably invest in the custom made ones from Chuck Warren, who makes them by hand in batches. Problem is, his site no longer exists (www.turbochuck.com), so I wonder if he’s still around. Spoiler alert: they are a bit on the pricey side, but it’s not something you should be skimping on by not getting good quality ones.

If you search our site you’ll find numerous posts about how great his mounts are. I had already ordered the ones I got (not from Chuck) on eBay before I learned of his, but if they’re still available I’d likely go with those if I ever had to replace what I have.

I've been in touch with Chuck and he no longer produces the mounts.

As an FYI to everyone on this forum, andrewjs18 is working with another individual on reproducing previously obsolete parts for our cars. Their website is https://tbirdcougarparts.com/ and they sell motor mounts and the trans mount. I've purchased both
88 Turbo Coupe: Front mount intercooler, MGW short throw shifter, full coilover conversion, tubular control arms front and rear, svo front brakes, vacuum assist brake swap, manual steering swap, GT35R turbo with external gate, pimpx ecu, 60lb injectors, 3 core aluminum radiator, corbeau fixed back seats, and the list goes on.
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
I bought his trans mount at Carlisle. Havent installed it yet, but it is a VERY high quality component!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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andrewjs18 Offline
Administrator
#6
thanks all.

Heath is working on some V8 motor mounts and should hopefully have something ready within the next month or so. I think he's also working on upper torque box reinforcements (currently only sell the lowers) and subframe connectors that are designed specifically for fox body tbirds & cougars.
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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#7
Thanks to both John and Andrew for the heads-up. It’s great to know someone has picked up the torch, so to speak, and is producing obsolete parts, hopefully soon for our TCs.

John: I wasn’t singling you out as saving $$ re: your question about the possibly compatible mount (other recent thread). My apologies: I had just finished searching for the info on Chuck’s mounts and read thru many comments about this or that mount being compatible. I did not mean to imply you were trying to make do with a less expensive part.

I’d rate the motor mount replacements as a 7 out of 10 in difficulty—it can be done with the engine in the car (it helps if the transmission/bellhousing are removed, as mine were), and it wasn’t that tough, but not something I'd want to do again because I’d gotten the wrong or inexpensive parts.

Is it safe to say that motor and transmission mount replacements are probably a very high mileage, one-time deal?
Another proud dues-paying member.

1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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andrewjs18 Offline
Administrator
#8
anasazi4st, we have 5 different parts ready to go for the TC, currently - TC motor mounts, trans mount, shock brackets, seat braces for SFC & torque box reinforcements. everything listed on the site linked previously by John is ready to ship the same day or next day.
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Sophosis Offline
Member
#9
Disregard.. I just realized the original post said Fox mounts and not V8 Tbird.
1988 Turbo Coupe
- 0.020 Diamonds w/stock rods, T3 w/stock IC, BoPort 1.5 cam, LA3 w/QH on MAF, water/meth
- 5-lug swap, 31-spline, 4.10s, vacuum brakes, PBR front brakes, 2000 Mustang GT 17" rims
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John B Offline
Member
#10
I just received all three mounts in the mail yesterday. The quality is outstanding. I highly recommend these to everyone. Hopefully will get a chance to install this weekend
88 Turbo Coupe: Front mount intercooler, MGW short throw shifter, full coilover conversion, tubular control arms front and rear, svo front brakes, vacuum assist brake swap, manual steering swap, GT35R turbo with external gate, pimpx ecu, 60lb injectors, 3 core aluminum radiator, corbeau fixed back seats, and the list goes on.
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