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Old 04-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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They were called torque straps ,wish I could find one now ,I had a 69 Elcamine ss 396 with one on drivers side only.

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And BTW - those of us who ran big block cars at the strip ran a chain on the left side to restrain the engine's movements. Went from the shock tower to a header bolt, to keep the engine from moving enough to rip up the mount.

The fear was that you would rip the left side mount out and shear the right-side one when the engine moved too far over. Never heard of anyone actually hurting the ride-side one, but "word got around".....

So - long before GM put the cables on to catch the engine if the mount broke, we were making it sure it DIDN'T break!
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:13 PM
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We also used a chain bolted to where the front mounts would be an a 55 -57 chevy , the other end we wraped around frame and put a bolt thru it ..a poor mans fix They worked
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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And BTW - those of us who ran big block cars at the strip ran a chain on the left side to restrain the engine's movements. Went from the shock tower to a header bolt, to keep the engine from moving enough to rip up the mount.

The fear was that you would rip the left side mount out and shear the right-side one when the engine moved too far over. Never heard of anyone actually hurting the ride-side one, but "word got around".....

So - long before GM put the cables on to catch the engine if the mount broke, we were making it sure it DIDN'T break!
Also on bbc Chevelles with factory Muncie shifter engine woluld torque to the right it would not come out of gear and also have had the cluch stay on the floor until engine settled down ,,Hunt the chain, LOL
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:23 PM
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They were called torque straps ,wish I could find one now ,I had a 69 Elcamine ss 396 with one on drivers side only.
Here you go.
1965 70 Chevy Impala Original Pair of Motor Mount Safety Cables Stays | eBay

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:42 PM
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Thanks BB for the lead ,He does not have the brachet that bolts to exaust manifold ,The hard to find part ,Mine is a big block with cast iron headers,probably hard to find == expensive,
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If the "fix" had an official name of a person, I don't recall ever hearing it. Safety cables, and names of that sort are all that ever circulated in this area.
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It was all about a book that was written......

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They were called torque straps ,wish I could find one now ,I had a 69 Elcamine ss 396 with one on drivers side only.
That is a common name for them as well I remember, but the one I am looking for had a mans name.

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Nader cables?

LOLOL, I hadn't seen this, YES you have the floor. Ralph Naders "Unsafe at any speed" book prompted the use after a few law suits against GM.

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The name that GM used in their send out letter was just "restraints". Here's the letter. Eventually their developed and started installing the inter-locking motor mount but that recall included at least six years of cars. No need to rush into anything. GM, sheesh!

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Neat Documents there BB, are they yours?

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Neat Documents there BB, are they yours?

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Nope just came across them.

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Came accross this also. Has nothing to do with anything buts it's great.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:22 AM
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Another question as to "why" it took Chevrolet so long to address the problem is "why" didn't they just go to the cable system that had been in use on other GM lines since '64 ???? Throttle cables eliminated the bind of a shaft...
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LOLOL, I hadn't seen this, YES you have the floor. Ralph Naders "Unsafe at any speed" book prompted the use after a few law suits against GM.

Brian
I never heard them called that, but when you said "a man's name" I guessed that it was our favourite Corvair murderer.

OK- What car was the first to offer a "perpetual guarantee" ?
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