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Author Topic:   Engine mounts
waltonjr1
Member
posted August 02, 2003 03:47 PM
My question is,will it hurt anything to run solid engine mounts with poly trans. mount.Some people have told me a powerglide tranny will crack easy if on solid mount.To me it seems if the tranny has slight movement and not the engine something must be binding.Shouldent the engine and tranny mount match?

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racer17j
Member
posted August 02, 2003 05:25 PM
if you are going to run rubber on bloth that is fine but you can't run solid on bolth with the torque of the engine and flex in the chassis if you run all solid then yes your glide will be the weakest link in that chain thats why if you run solid motor mounts you need to run a rubber or poly tanny mount to absorb the forces


waltonjr1
Member
posted August 02, 2003 07:38 PM
Thanks for the input 17j.I will go solid on the engine and poly on the tranny.

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SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted August 02, 2003 10:27 PM
I think I would go with the stock type rubber mount on the trans. The poly might not flex enough. SLEEPY


outlawstock17
Member
posted August 02, 2003 11:55 PM
it depends on how the solid trans mount is made. i've used all solid mounts for years. the trans mount is solid, but it pivots on 1 bolt so it doesn't have to absorb any twist from the engine. the front mounts are forced to do all the work. the trans mount just has to hold the weight of the engine.


redneck racing
Member
posted August 03, 2003 01:39 PM
I agree with Sleepy, if your gonna run a solid engine mount you need to have a rubber mount on the tranny. I run the stock engine and tranny mounts on my car. Eddie


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