So my engine is ready to go in now : Edited for Bandit, you are welcome

This is all the room I had to work with

So that job sucked, but not as bad as I thought. Special thanks to the second gen camaro forums (NastyZ28) for the help, Their advice helped me with tool selection. this shitty job required wobble extensions, a distributor wrench, three hours, and some cussing. I also somehow managed to lose my deepwell 9/16 socket. woo.

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Also, over the last few weeks I completed the fuel lines. Those pictures to follow:

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I’ll have to take pictures of the back near the tank but the front is on stands right now.

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For bandit:

There appears to be two sets of holes drilled for the mounts, my car has the oldsmobile and thus uses the lower, offset mounts.

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You want the motor mount with the slotted single bolt hole facing downward, and the two larger holes upward.

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These tools: just go and buy them. on the left is a distributor wrench they sell at autozone. The right is a wobble socket extension. You will need a decent bit of extension for some of these.

Two access points: above and below the lower control arm

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I recommend starting with the passenger side, as (at least on my car) it has two additional access holes on the sides that can make getting a nut on easier:

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Turn the wheel all the way to the side you are working, to make extra room.

Use the distributor wrench to access the top two nuts through the upper hole for the lower control arm , with a socket on the top side to torque them. BTW, it’s a 9/16 head.

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Use the wobble socket on the bottom bolt, under the control arm.

Getting the new bolts on, you have a serious risk of dropping and losing them in the crossmember. If you use the recommended flange nuts, you can just use the wrench to hold them up. The new bolts go on much much easier than the old ones come off, and you can see the shiny new metal much easier as well. The passenger side also lets you use a regular wrench.

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Option b is to loop a piece of wire through the bolt hole, then have the new nut follow the wire. You can also tack the nut up there if you really want to. Frankly, this was more difficult for me than just using a wrench, so I just did it normally. I did have extra fasteners though. Speaking of which:

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This is what you want. I went to my local fastenal for these. 3/8 fine pitch grade 8 1 inch bolts(they have a 9/16 head), with flange. Matching nuts. You have enough room, you could reasonably just use regular grade 8 nuts and super glue a washer to them. My local hardware stores suck on fasteners so I just went with the big guns.