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Old 06-26-2006, 12:11 AM
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I don't know if they had fixed the motor mount problem by 1970, but you can look at your driver's side mount and see if there is an interlock mechanism built into it. If not, and the mount has failed (either broken or unglued), it can cause the engine to lift off the mount when you start off from a dead stop, and if you're taking a left at the same time, the throttle can open by itself, causing unintended acceleration, burning rubber, annoyed bystanders & police, etc. They recalled a few million cars for this problem back around 1970 or 1971, and they basically tied the left side of the engine to the frame with a steel cable. My '72 Nova came from the factory with the interlock mounts, but I don't know if they'll work on a car that came without them unless you change the frame brackets also.
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