Mounting the TDC/DOHC to the 88 cradle is the easy part. As the
pictures below will illustrate, it's pretty much a direct bolt
up with no modification needed. The 88 cradle is desirable for
many reasons including better design for performance handling.
If you're doing this swap and want the 88 cradle anyway, now
would be the perfect time to do it before putting the motor in.
Yes, they are expensive, but just by looking at the photos as to
the ease of installation, it sure would save time, and
is the driver's side mount. As you can see, it's a direct bolt
Below is the front
view of the passenger side mount and illustrates the crank
pulley for reference.
the side view of the passenger side mount, showing the direct
bolt up to the cradle.
As you can see by
the photos, bolting the TDC/DOHC to the 88 Fiero cradle doesn't
get much easier. For this reason, you might want to seriously
evaluate the purchase of one if you don't have one already. I
also would highly suggest solid cradle mounts and poly
bushings/engine mounts for a firm torque transfer.
***** Still Under
This article is
far from complete as we still need to fabricate a dogbone system
to keep the engine/transmission from rocking under torque. We
will add to this article as it is updated.
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