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does anybody know if the the chevy v6 and buick v6 use the same motor mounts? I have a 81 malibu with a chevy v6 and will be putting in a grand national buick 3.8 v6 and need to know if the mounts will work. thanks..
 

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does anybody know if the the chevy v6 and buick v6 use the same motor mounts? I have a 81 malibu with a chevy v6 and will be putting in a grand national buick 3.8 v6 and need to know if the mounts will work. thanks..
The mounts are different. In fact, both the rubber mounts and the metal brackets are different between the two motors. You'll need the correct Buick mounts.
 

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As Joe said, the Chevy 229 uses different mounts than the Buick 231, but 81 Malibu's came with both the 229 and 231 engines ... so are you sure the frame mounts are different too, Joe?

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229 Chevy
NAPA BKP 602-1379 LH




231 Buick engine
NAPA BKP 602-1390 LH


82 Regal (Grand National) as well as 84-87 (There was no GN in 83 according to Wikipedia ) all seem to use the same mount as the Malibu 231.
 

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thanks for the help, they are indeed different, picked up the motor mounts but need the frame mounts, napa don't sell them. any idea's where to buy them?
 

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Are you sure that the frame mount is different?
I had an 80 Monte that came with a turbo 3.8 Buick, I later changed it for a SBC, I had to move the frame mounts to make it work with the Chevy but they were still the same mount. (holes were already in the cross member, nuts on the back side were a pita to get to)
 

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Are you sure that the frame mount is different?
I had an 80 Monte that came with a turbo 3.8 Buick, I later changed it for a SBC, I had to move the frame mounts to make it work with the Chevy but they were still the same mount. (holes were already in the cross member, nuts on the back side were a pita to get to)
At some point in the 1980s, Chevy went to motor mounts with the rubber on the frame side and simple metal brackets bolted to the block. Buicks are the other way around (rubber on the mount that bolts to the block, metal bracket on the frame). That's what I think is shown in the pictures in a previous post in this thread. Whichever side is which, you'll need the matched set. The metal brackets are non-wear items and are not stocked at parts stores. You'll need to make a wrecking yard run to get them.
 

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As Joe said, the Chevy 229 uses different mounts than the Buick 231, but 81 Malibu's came with both the 229 and 231 engines ... so are you sure the frame mounts are different too, Joe?



according to Wikipedia ) .

There are numerous errors in wikipedia on many subjects. I'd find more info.
 

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If you are POSITIVE there is an error in Wikipedia, CHANGE IT!! That's what the "edit" tab is for. you don't have to register to make changes, but if you're going to watch a topic (or several) and make frequent changes you should. Just MAKE SURE you're changing bad info to good -- make SURE you have a reliable source or you have actual hands on experience. Not doing much good to edit heresay with more heresay. And don't trust your memory!

Being an AMC guy I ALWAYS get people telling me wierd things they remember about the AMX/Javelin/Rambler they had years ago, and will swear it's gospel truth even when I have a factory serivce manual in hand and can show them different -- "must be a typo"... though a few will fess up that "it was a long time ago". I generally don't argue with anyone who tries to remember way back though, not unless they're telling some newb who really needs to know the info.

Oh yeah, I'm wrong on occasion too when going from memory! :eek:
 

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If you are POSITIVE there is an error in Wikipedia, CHANGE IT!! That's what the "edit" tab is for. you don't have to register to make changes, but if you're going to watch a topic (or several) and make frequent changes you should. Just MAKE SURE you're changing bad info to good -- make SURE you have a reliable source or you have actual hands on experience. Not doing much good to edit heresay with more heresay. And don't trust your memory!

Being an AMC guy I ALWAYS get people telling me wierd things they remember about the AMX/Javelin/Rambler they had years ago, and will swear it's gospel truth even when I have a factory serivce manual in hand and can show them different -- "must be a typo"... though a few will fess up that "it was a long time ago". I generally don't argue with anyone who tries to remember way back though, not unless they're telling some newb who really needs to know the info.

Oh yeah, I'm wrong on occasion too when going from memory! :eek:
As the old cliche goes..
"Yeah, I thought I was wrong once, too ... but I was mistaken." :D

That's good info on the Wiki thing, and a valid point that you should check alternate sources to confirm IMPORTANT facts. (Whether or not they made Buick Regal Grand Nationals in 1983 or not is non life-threatening information, in my opinion. :))

I also agree that people should qualify their "I know for a fact" statements with first-hand experience or at least include an "according to:" if they're not 100% sure.
 
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