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are '81 and '83 motor mounts different?

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I was throwing a spare motor in the new hatch but it wouldn't sit down on the cross member. I crawled under for a look and the studs on the bottom of the mounts are both too far to the outside.

The motor is an '83 EA81, going into an '81 EA81 Hatch. Not much I can do now but jack the motor up and swap mounts too.....

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use a flat prybar or a BIG screwdriver, get in there between the mount and the frame, and wiggle it around till a stud drops thru. ince one stud drops, the other one will go in easier.

 

there is no difference in the mounts, in fact, an ea82's mounts will fit the same in an ea81 body

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