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Hey I was installing my '86 2.2 in my '92 Spirit and realized the earlier engine must take a different mount bracket to the front, radiator-side mount???

I never knew this...

Please tell me something or some combination of things out there will work...

I have $, I need to get this done. Please let me know, thank you.
 

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Just from the pictures alone in the '86 and '92 parts manual the big difference only seems to be on the end that mounts to the frame. Did you even try the Spirit mount?

It sure looks like it would bolt up to an '86 engine.
 

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That's what I'm thinking too.

Are you saying the Spirit mount/brackets don't fit the 1986 2.2??

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Randy
 

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I said the complete opposite. It looks like the Spirit mount would be a direct fit for the '86 engine and the '92 Spirit frame.

But you can't use an '86 engine mount because it won't bolt to the '92 frame of the car because that end is different. So I was saying that the stock Spirit mount might work with the older engine in your car.

Your easiest choice would be to lower the engine into the frame to see if the Spirit mount lines up before you start to get creative.
 

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I put the engine in last night. If I put the engine side bracket up against the 2 mounting holes of the block it's an 1-1/4" from the trans mount hole and a mile from the center hole of the bushing in the frame-side mount...
 

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THE ONLY THING THAT HAS CHANGED IN THIS CAR IS THE 86 ENGINE BLOCK. ALL BRACKETS AND MOUNTS ARE FROM THE 92, STOCK TO THE VEHICLE...

Sorry I don't have pics at the moment...

I thought the 88 and older engine-side bracket was longer and held the mount bushing?..
My stock 92 is shorter and the frame-side bracket holds the mount bushing.
 
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