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Author Topic:   Engine motor mount question.
Flanndad
Member
posted March 01, 2004 05:33 AM
Last race, last year I hit the wall, and when I did, the left front frame slid back slightly and broke the two upper bosses (about 1/3 of the boss gone) on the block that the motor mount attaches to.
The bottom bolt is still installed and looks good, no visible cracks.

I run front and rear solid engine mounts.
The three other mounts are good.

What would you do without replacing the block????

Idea's:
1. JB Weld a stud in the boss.
2. Chain the front side of the engine down, and if so chain from where?

Any Idea's????


towmandan
Member
posted March 01, 2004 05:47 AM
This is just my opinion but I think I would nickel weld a couple of studs in the block and then attach a cable from the motor to the frame......Towman


Flanndad
Member
posted March 01, 2004 06:03 AM
Where do you attach the cable to the engine?
Someone told me not to the heads.
I have a good pair of Pro Top-Line's on the motor, with three mounting holes that are empty.
Or would you mount it to the exhaust stud?


c21
Member
posted March 01, 2004 09:09 AM
The bolts on the very front of the block were used for older truck heavy duty aplications. You could fabricate some engine mounts for these locations.


Flanndad
Member
posted March 01, 2004 01:29 PM
I'll have to check, not sure but that might be where the power steering is mounted.
Which can be changed...
just need some welded up l bracket to connect it to the existing frame engine mount hole.

And as C21 said, keep my fingers crossed that nothing internal happened.
This is not a claimer *** 'y, it's a built up SBC 406.


c21
Member
posted March 01, 2004 02:52 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Flanndad:
I'll have to check, not sure but that might be where the power steering is mounted.
Which can be changed...
just need some welded up l bracket to connect it to the existing frame engine mount hole.

And as C21 said, keep my fingers crossed that nothing internal happened.
This is not a claimer *** 'y, it's a built up SBC 406.



I can see why you would hesitate to pitch a good 400 block. Hope the webs (normally a problem on 400's) and the crank (I'd MAG it if you get half a chance) are OK .... Hate to see you lose a good set of heads, I've got my fingers crossed for you too.

C21

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