|12-12-2012 03:41 PM|
|sedanbob||I gotta say it - New Interiors, those are the nicest motor mounts I have ever seen! If those were on my sedan, I'd have to leave the hood sides off just so people might get to see them!|
|12-12-2012 07:56 AM|
The motor mount engine location depends on the trans you will be using. With a ford flathead trans speedway sells the front mounting kit. but they should not be used with a trans that has it's mount near the rear of the trans. The 50's V 8's chevies used transmission mounts on the bellhousing and the front mounts will work ok with those , Just don't have the mounts for the engine and trans so far apart it binds- bows the engine trans.
|12-12-2012 01:17 AM|
|11-10-2011 06:16 PM|
|nthogdog||Wow, I have decided to build my own. Was looking for a solution that I would not invest too much time or $ into. Sorry for some reactions. Guys, it was just a question. Since I am in my middle 60's the testorony issues are mostly behind me. Plus the loss of my good brain cell didn't help. Thanks for the input!!|
|11-10-2011 04:47 PM|
Well to some of us here that do this..... It is easier to build them,Then to buy them... And my case anyway... If I order from someone it takes me two to three days for it to come in.... So for me it's easier to just build them.... In them three days I can have them done,,Motor in, And more then half way done on the narrowed 9''...
So In some case's, It's better to build, then buy.... I buy the thing's I need that won't hold me up... Something as small as a mount... It will get built and Then I move on.... Mirrors,key switch's,Light's,steering wheels,lug nut's, That's the stuff I order...
We didn't mean to having a p***** match here... But What you think is easier to buy,, We just feel it's as easy as buying it, To build it.....
We gave a opinion,, Just like you did.... It's up to him what he want's to do...
|11-10-2011 04:12 PM|
|speedbump||Oh, I understand journey but I also like to get to a destination sometimes. The one set of mounts looks really nice but the original question said "best and easiest" and the person already has the frame done. I picked on easy because that was part of what was asked and didn't know the skill level of the questioner. And again, if you ever want to get to the "destination" you have to make some choices about where you spend your time. Really nice, distinctive mounts on a car with an open front is great. If you're putting a M-2 front into that 50's chevy frame, it makes sense for you to do your own mounts. I'm currently trying to get to the "destination" on a 55 Chevy PU and I just used the mounts on the Camaro clip, simple but not flashy or time consuming. I chose to spend my time on narrowing a 9 inch and related 4 link suspension so a set of Hoosier 31x16.50x17's will fit under the fenders. At the risk of having a urinating contest, at the show, I think people will notice more where I spent my time. Because I "can" fabricate, I don't always think it's the best use of my time and I don't assume everyone who wants to take part in this automotive insanity has the same tools and/or ability. I DO know SOMETHING about hot rodding, but I USED to know EVERYTHING about hot rodding.....then I got older.|
|11-10-2011 11:59 AM|
|ogre||dang new interiors, art deco motor mounts?|
|11-09-2011 01:17 PM|
That looks pretty slick..
Mine didnt come out bad.
|11-09-2011 12:51 PM|
Man !!!!! You got to be joking !!!!!
This statement say's it all...
''it's not about the destination, it's about the journey''.
Motor mount's can be built almost as fast as it takes you to order your's....
The great thing of building them...You can make something that speedway doesn't sell like these..
I buy alot of things from speedway don't get me wrong,,, But not motor mount's...
And it doesn't take more then a hour and you don't have to have special tool's to do it..
Even been told I don't build them right..... Go figure !!!!
|11-09-2011 12:39 PM|
The OP will have to weld anyways.. Or pay to have it welded
|11-09-2011 10:59 AM|
it's not about the destination, it's about the journey.
materials=free; consumables=maybe $2; time=2hrs; enjoying my work?=priceless
|11-09-2011 10:28 AM|
|dually502||Do you have a welder, or access to one?|
|11-09-2011 09:42 AM|
|speedbump||It's all great if you're a fabricator and ya want to do some $500 motor mounts.(your time at $20 hr, materials and consumables) The Speedway, and others, solution is an acceptable mount for a boxed frame that only requires one weld per side and does the job in a clean, simple fashion. I applaud creativity but many don't have the equipment and sometimes it just isn't worth it.|
|11-08-2011 10:45 PM|
I like what Ogre posted.
You could easily make mounts from 1" tubing.. Thats usually what I do..
|11-08-2011 09:46 PM|
|nthogdog||Thanks for the pictures! You do outstanding work!!|
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