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Old 12-04-2005, 15:52   #1 (permalink)
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help. solid engine mounts

hi everyone,
in going to use solid engine mounts when the engine goes back in.
what i need to know is do you still use a rubber trans mount, or do you make it solid aswell.
i know alot of people run rubber on much more powerfull engines with tie down chains, but i dont ant to go down that path again.

any suggestions????

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Old 12-04-2005, 16:09   #2 (permalink)
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Cross bolt the factory mounts.
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Old 12-04-2005, 16:12   #3 (permalink)
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Is there any reason to need a solid mount? I have no idea why you'd even do it. I personally never would as the rubber takes up any twist. It'll still twist with solids but it won't have any give and start breaking things.
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Is there any reason to need a solid mount? I have no idea why you'd even do it. I personally never would as the rubber takes up any twist. It'll still twist with solids but it won't have any give and start breaking things.
its no different to using an engine plate. its not rego'd either.

im already breaking rubber engine mounts.
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hi everyone,
in going to use solid engine mounts when the engine goes back in.
what i need to know is do you still use a rubber trans mount, or do you make it solid aswell.
i know alot of people run rubber on much more powerfull engines with tie down chains, but i dont ant to go down that path again.

any suggestions????

cheers, justin.
Hi Justin, you can use solid engine mounts, but you have to keep your trans mount standard -"Rubber" to allow for drive train movement or it will break tail housings at ease, which are mainly alluminium.
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Hi Justin, you can use solid engine mounts, but you have to keep your trans mount standard -"Rubber" to allow for drive train movement or it will break tail housings at ease, which are mainly alluminium.
have you been down this path before?
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have you been down this path before?
Did alot of research and spoke to some well known drag racers that gave me the same advice, Before I went ahead with the motor plate on my own Project.
I ended up making a motor plate ,And a small back up solid mount on bell housing- just incase a tail housing failure [as per rule book] ,and a rubber tail housing mount.[standard]
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i had a 302 cleveland in a sigma at first i had solid engine and trans mounts and the car had a bad vibration,,,,, i put the rubber mounts back on the gearbox and had no more problems
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Just cross bolt some standard rubber ones; they will stand up to lot of abuse. Will cost you less than $10 and some time. PM if you want details.
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Just cross bolt some standard rubber ones; they will stand up to lot of abuse. Will cost you less than $10 and some time. PM if you want details.
I had some engine mounts made using conveyer belt material to replace the rubbber.

They have harnesses both the blown & normally asperated engines for over 10 years.

Great compromise. , gear box mount standard.
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