Originally Posted by boothboy
The reason they didn't address the problem was because it was cheaper to put the band aid on rather fix the problem. The repair cost a buck. Replacing the motor mounts would cost about $50. I would assume that they were commited to a specific number of mounts by contract with the supplier. Eventully the mounts were modified with the inter-locking plates. Sometime read Delorean's " On a clear day you can see General Motors" It's a very interesting read. Chevy wasn't as progressive as one might think. And cheap also!
That was kinda my point. Chev was at the bottom of the lineup and considered a poor mans car. They didn't get newer "technology" until years after the BOP lines had incorporated them and the development cost had already been adsorbed. In hindsight, it's amazing Chevrolet engineers were able to develop the engines they did with their measly budgets. They certainly didn't follow the low rpm, torque route of the others.
You can still buy those sandwich mounts that come from India and China for $5.00...
For all the things Big Brother gets involved with for the safety of the public, you'd think this would be one to ban.