Installing Energy Suspension Poly Motor
by Travis White
Start with only one side at a time. Never remove both mount bolts together
or youll have a hard time getting it lined back up again. We did the
passenger side first and did not have to remove the Y-Pipe, but
you may have to do it! Use a jack and a piece of 2x4. You can place the 2x4
on the side of the
motor edge and jack it up until you can get the main bolt out of the mount.
Now, what we did was to remove the entire assy (both from the block and
frame) 3 bolts on the block and 3 on the frame I believe. It seemed easier
to get it back together and inplace as one unit. Once you get it out youll
see that the rubber mount is held inplace by rivits! Drill them out and
remove the old mount. Now, take a die grinder
with a roll-lock sanding disk and smooth all places that the rivits were.
Make sure the its clean. Clean the inside of the mount and smear some
grease on there. Place the new mount in and get yourself 2-3 sets of vice
grips. Line the bottom of the mounts up and clamp together or place in a
vice. (make sure that everything is where it was when you pulled it out)Take
another pair of V-grips and squeeze the front of the mount together.
At this point the two halves should be in the stock location with the new
Poly mount inside.
Use a mig welder and weld the halves together via the holes left from the
Pop-Rivits. There is no need to weld the outside edge as the 3-4 holes you
weld will be stronger than stock. Take a minute between each weld to cool
the mount off in some water as not to melt the poly insert. After you have
everything welded, shoot some black spray paint and they will look good as
new!!!! Re-install into car and start with the other side. On the drivers
side we found it necessary to remove the steering linkage to remove the
mount. The drivers side is much easier. Make sure you have a friend to