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Author Topic:   To trans mount or not to trans mount?
Jet Hydro
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted October 02, 2002 12:24 PM
I run powerglides and I cant keep them from breaking the bellhousing. I have a dirtworks7 with no trans mount, has anyone else had this problem? I just put my 3 speed back in and now it cracked the top ears. The drive shaft is in good shape and not out of balance, I`v tried 2 different ones. I keep thinking that I should put a trans mount in the car???? I ran one in my old car and never broke any transmissions!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted October 02, 2002 01:22 PM UIN: 16262997
That would be a good question for tonight's chat with Scott from TCI!

jammin

Geffy95x
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted October 02, 2002 01:26 PM
Sounds like an alignment,balance or binding problem ,how far forward does your driveshaft move at full suspension travel?.

Jet Hydro
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted October 02, 2002 04:57 PM
I`v got 1 3/4" of slip yoke left for suspension travel. It`s got the long dowel pins in the block so it should be lined up. It never jumps out of gear so I would have to say there shouldn't be any binding problem.
I`v always said that I don't under stand why anyone would want to run with out a trans mount because that a lot of weight to hang out there and when you run 500+hp your just asking for trouble. I could be wrong?
I just wanted to try the no mount thing and it`s cost me 3 transmission so far this year. I see a lot of car not running them and I just cant see what it would hurt to put one on?

sdp658
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted October 02, 2002 08:24 PM
It's been my experience that bell-housings break mostly due to misalignment. Shock is usually the second cause. Try this: After installing your next one, when everything is bolted in and you are ready to crank the car...crawl back under and back the bell-housing bolts off and see if the transmission tries to move away from the block. If it does, there is a misalignment or something is putting a strain on the transmission from one direction or the other. When you back all the bell-housing bolts off...the transmission should stay flush to the motor if you are running a mount. I would suggest running a rubber mount; preferably one of the new TCI locking neoprene mounts Part# 952500
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Originally posted by Jet Hydro:
I run powerglides and I cant keep them from breaking the bellhousing. I have a dirtworks7 with no trans mount, has anyone else had this problem? I just put my 3 speed back in and now it cracked the top ears. The drive shaft is in good shape and not out of balance, I`v tried 2 different ones. I keep thinking that I should put a trans mount in the car???? I ran one in my old car and never broke any transmissions!

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