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    Dog bone question for Fiero guys....

    I've been an aircraft & car mechanic for decades, but this is my first Fiero, so take it easy on me guys.

    From the looks of it, the dog bone is just there to minimize "torque roll" of the engine and help the longevity of the mounts, etc.

    Is this true? If so, then I should be able to locate it somewhere just as practical, but less obtrusive than at the top right of my engine block, right?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Dog bone question for Fiero guys....

    I'm sure that you could probably relocate it without a problem. The only determining factor would be to have it as high on the engine as possible to retain the most amount of torsional strength. I would say to relocate it horizontally to another spot on the engine, but just as high as the factory location.

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    Re: Dog bone question for Fiero guys....

    I was thinking of moving it to the opposite side, the firewall side, and attaching it to a stiffened part of same. Visually, it'll be the same but on the other side.

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    Re: Dog bone question for Fiero guys....

    I installed 2 mounts on the top of my motor. Probably a bit of an overkill but I know the motor won't ever move around. One is attached to a 1"x2" channel that runs behind the firewall and the other is mounted on the opposite side up in front. I used rubber mounts so it will give a little.
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    Re: Dog bone question for Fiero guys....

    Wow! that looks great! thanks for the pic!

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    If I remember right, V8Archie kits used to have a longer dogbone that stretched from the head, then ran straight down and mounted on the engine cradle. I'm not sure about that, but it might be something to consider.

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    Just make sure that you have one. If removed or even a little worn out, the movement of the engine will kill the engine mounts fast. And it always kills the most frustrating engine mount to replace.

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    Re: Dog bone question for Fiero guys....

    Funnywheels broke an ear off his Getrag by not properly securing a dog bone mount. That's why I put in 2. I know I'm covered!

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