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BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted June 14, 2002 12:24 AM UIN: 40696038
what do you use for motor mounts i am trying stock mounts but they seem like they are setting the motor to high does anyone else use the stock rubber mounts?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted June 14, 2002 01:10 AM UIN: 54865418
i use stock no problems what are your mounts out of there are some that are higher than others i believe van and truck mounts are higher mine are out of a nova

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted June 14, 2002 01:28 AM
I put new stock ones in each year to be on the safe side. I don't like the idea of my motor hooked down with solid motor mounts. I have heard about cracked blocks from them and I definately don't want that

WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted June 14, 2002 08:39 AM
Solid motor mounts never cracked a block on their own. Maybe if something else was wrong, but a million race cars run solid mounts. I've run both rubber and soild and solid is a ton better. JMO.

dode
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 417
posted June 14, 2002 09:34 AM UIN: 13209501
We have the same problem...the motor seems to sit really high with the stock mounts, and I had to beat the crap out of the firewall to get the shatterproof bellhousing to fit. If you run solid motor mounts, the only other thing you need to do is to run a good tranny mount right? What about oil pan? I know ours was a @#$%@#% and we even had to notch the frame a hair, and that was with the motor sitting high. Oh, by the way, we run an 8 quart pan too.

John

Pickel
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Total posts: 564
posted June 14, 2002 09:43 PM UIN: 25419780
I run solid motor mounts. The lowers are off of a Buick V-6 and the uppers are small block Chev. They are cut in half and re-drilled. My motor sits roughly 1/4 in. off the cross member. Everything works fine. You do have to put a spacer to fill the void between the upper and lower motor mount.

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted June 14, 2002 10:16 PM UIN: 40696038
thanks i found some uppers off of a camaro and the motor sits perfect now the ones i had in there were truck mounts i did run solids but they keep bending and twisting we are actually required to run stock mounts anyway

pipes
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted June 20, 2002 11:30 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BK19:
thanks i found some uppers off of a camaro and the motor sits perfect now the ones i had in there were truck mounts i did run solids but they keep bending and twisting we are actually required to run stock mounts anyway

it is not a common problem any more but it is still a good practice to bolt a short length of chain to the frame on the left side and the other end to the block or head at the left front to prevent a broken engine mount from allowing the engine to tourque up during acceleration and binding the throttle control rod in the wideopen position and running into the wall when you expect to decelerate.


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