I change the stock mount about once a month, im an expert. its a 455 olds, I want to go to a solid mount but dont know what it will hurt. any help appreaciated
09-24-2002 10:01 AM
To me its not anything about what it will hurt, Nothing. You will feel a lot more vibrations from the engine though. I used them and it wasn't all that much worse. Go for it.
09-24-2002 10:06 AM
My v8 s10 and my malibu wagon both had solid motor mounts in them...like willys says you feel a little more vibration but thats about it.
09-24-2002 10:30 AM
Some times solid motor mounts will telegraph weird frequencies through the frame and cause bolts to loosen if they aren't cinched down tightly....so just make sure you tighten everything well and you'll be fine.
09-24-2002 11:50 AM
it was me that asked the question. sorry, friend didnt logout.thanks for all the info im going to do it
09-24-2002 09:02 PM
Well I've seen two ocasions on race engines were the bellhousings have snaped.1) my tranny in back of a 402 in a super gas car.and2) a Tci power glide inback of a nasty 327 in a altered.Both had solid tranny mounts too.
09-24-2002 11:14 PM
Have you considered polygraphite insulators? They are a lot stronger and will absorb a lot of the vibration still.
09-25-2002 04:15 AM
I was going to weld the stock mount or drill some holes and put a few nuts and bolts on it so I can still have some play. just to driver side
09-25-2002 10:41 AM
I have a friend who couldn't keep the left motor mount on his Ford from breaking. His solution was to bolt a short piece of chain to his exhaust and the frame. He left 1 link slack. Most of the time the mount did it's job, but when he really got on it, the motor would torque over, take the slack from the chain and stop, just shy of busting the mount. He never bought another mount.
slider in wa
09-25-2002 06:34 PM
In the old days we used to use a turn buckle made of steel. (adjustable don`t ya know) After Chev had a recall on it`s mounts for breakage, i had them replaced with the dealer item . (1965 Chevelle)In my real old days when i used to run at Carlsbad i drilled holes and bolted right through them , and ran a turnbuckle.
Slider in Wa.
09-25-2002 07:20 PM
I also ran in Carlsbad, 1966-67. When's the last time you were there? I went back last year and couldn't believe it was the same place, very run down and they must have shortened it!! I couldn't imagine running a top fueler down it now, even the old timer front motored ones!! I ran C Gas. After all the NHRA tracks I've been to lately, I just don't remember CBad being that small a facility! A few broken down wooden bleachers, a roach coach food wagon and the below the hill back side pits!! I'd forgotten it all i guess.
Sweet memories eh?
slider in wa
09-26-2002 12:41 AM
In the early 70`s for me Larry and it was small and broken down then too!!!!Used to have a nasy bump in the blecher side if i recall right.We were a bunch of Navy guys trying to be racers. Was sure fun.
Slider in Wa.