One thing that should be considered is that when installing a close coupled V drive (as opposed to a remote
V) there is an element of lift
introduced into the engine
that is not present in an inline installation
. That is, the angle of the prop shaft is lifting up the engine
in addition to pushing it forward, and this lifting force needs to be absorbed by the engine mounts on the transmission
end of the package. Although the Bushings isolators are not the greatest things since sliced bread, they do make versions with an upper lip which contains the lifting thrust of the V drive.
Of course if you have a remote
Walters, the V drive mounts contain the lifting force and you don't have to worry about it.