24v, using 24v motor mounts into 99 originally 7.3/auto truck.
No one mentions it, but getting the engine in required yanking the valve cover, getting creative with a hoist bar, and beating the cowl up. Still slid in on the oil pan. Once its in, plenty of room. Are my body mounts just hammered down? They dont look real bad.
Motor mounts vs frame xmember. Motor sitting on the mounts, on the xmember. Still a good amount of oil pan clearance. Its going to be a bit tight to get the trans in (5600, smaller than zf6
) but possible with some loving on the trans tunnel. Im thinking 1/2" of clearance between the xmember at the motor mount is a minimum. Assuming I lift the engine 1/4"-1/2", and cut the center out of the plate that will bolt to the xmember, Ill get the clearance. However that makes my trans that much tighter, and brings up the next issue a bit too.
Fan. Severely offset in the shroud. Maybe 1/2" from hitting the shroud on the drivers side, and could stand to go down more as well. Got about 1-1.5" between stock turbo, on flipped manifold to the a/c box.
Good news, valve cover clearance looks good, might actually be easier to pull the valve cover on this swap than on a dodge.
For generous room around the motor mount, and ability to drop the engine a bit, Im seriously considering notching the frame xmember, and boxing it back in. Any one done this, or am I missing something. And yes Im too cheap to buy $300 mounts, nor will the minor tweaks on the engine require better mounts.