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Old 12-30-2005, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Al Bundy
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

These troll questions are always food for thought even though the
poster is merely playing with us and himself.
In an emergency, there might be a way to wrap plumbing hanger tape
around the frame and some available portion of the mount and bolt it
together. I attached my front sway bar bushing using same to with a
custom bracket to bridge frame rust and was surprised to see it hold
for years now. When you talk emergency, there is often a way for people
who practice at these situations. In the poster's case, the need is
more psycholocigal and probably chronic rather than emergency.

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Old 12-30-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
Roberthall@noemail.com
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Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

I just found out my motor mounts are broke on my Ford F150 pickup. I
had a friend gun the engine and the whole thing jumped, and began to
tip sideways. I am not in the mood to repair this in the cold so I
hope I can wait till spring. In the meantime, I just took a whole
large roll of duct tape and wrapped it around my engine and down under
the frame. I have not driven it yet, but I will in a few hours when I
go to work. Do you think this will hold my engine in place until the
weather gets warm? (This is a 400 engine)
Note. I wrapped around the engine twice. Between the carb and
distributor and also in the back where it got a good grip around the
block and the exhaust pipes. Then I wrapped some tape around the
starter to the frame too. It seems pretty secure.

Thank You

Bob
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
Big Al
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount


"Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
news:1135946593.209785.175780@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> These troll questions are always food for thought even though the
> poster is merely playing with us and himself.
> In an emergency, there might be a way to wrap plumbing hanger tape
> around the frame and some available portion of the mount and bolt it
> together. I attached my front sway bar bushing using same to with a
> custom bracket to bridge frame rust and was surprised to see it hold
> for years now. When you talk emergency, there is often a way for people
> who practice at these situations. In the poster's case, the need is
> more psycholocigal and probably chronic rather than emergency.
>
>


Almost all newer vehicles have a built in safety to keep the engine in place
if a mount breaks.

Al


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Old 12-30-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
Tom Adkins
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

Al Bundy wrote:
> These troll questions are always food for thought even though the
> poster is merely playing with us and himself.
> In an emergency, there might be a way to wrap plumbing hanger tape
> around the frame and some available portion of the mount and bolt it
> together. I attached my front sway bar bushing using same to with a
> custom bracket to bridge frame rust and was surprised to see it hold
> for years now. When you talk emergency, there is often a way for people
> who practice at these situations. In the poster's case, the need is
> more psycholocigal and probably chronic rather than emergency.
>

Nice turn around Al Bundy!
I made a field fix on a motor mount with a piece of chain and padlock once when the
lower retaining nut fell off.
Maybe this would help hold the OPs dunce cap on.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
Backyard Mechanic
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

Tom Adkins <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote:

> Al Bundy wrote:
>> These troll questions are always food for thought even though the
>> poster is merely playing with us and himself.
>> In an emergency, there might be a way to wrap plumbing hanger tape
>> around the frame and some available portion of the mount and bolt it
>> together. I attached my front sway bar bushing using same to with a
>> custom bracket to bridge frame rust and was surprised to see it hold
>> for years now. When you talk emergency, there is often a way for
>> people who practice at these situations. In the poster's case, the
>> need is more psycholocigal and probably chronic rather than
>> emergency.
>>

> Nice turn around Al Bundy!
> I made a field fix on a motor mount with a piece of chain and
> padlock once when the
> lower retaining nut fell off.
> Maybe this would help hold the OPs dunce cap on.

AND..
If his foil hat keeps falling off, then I can highly recommend flex-duct
metallic tape available at Lowes. Cheaper that regular metallic tape and
more flexible, but with the same adhesive properties.
--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

Roberthall@noemail.com wrote:
> I just found out my motor mounts are broke on my Ford F150 pickup. I
> had a friend gun the engine and the whole thing jumped, and began to
> tip sideways. I am not in the mood to repair this in the cold so I
> hope I can wait till spring. In the meantime, I just took a whole
> large roll of duct tape and wrapped it around my engine and down under
> the frame. I have not driven it yet, but I will in a few hours when I
> go to work. Do you think this will hold my engine in place until the
> weather gets warm? (This is a 400 engine)
> Note. I wrapped around the engine twice. Between the carb and
> distributor and also in the back where it got a good grip around the
> block and the exhaust pipes. Then I wrapped some tape around the
> starter to the frame too. It seems pretty secure.
>
> Thank You
>
> Bob

Of coarse it will hold. Everyone knows duct tape will fix anything!
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Old 12-30-2005, 15:03   #7 (permalink)
Jeremiah Greer
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

LMAO

Might as well slather a little gorilla glue on there as well. I've yet
to see anything held together by it come apart.


ShoeSaleman wrote:
> Roberthall@noemail.com wrote:
> > I just found out my motor mounts are broke on my Ford F150 pickup. I
> > had a friend gun the engine and the whole thing jumped, and began to
> > tip sideways. I am not in the mood to repair this in the cold so I
> > hope I can wait till spring. In the meantime, I just took a whole
> > large roll of duct tape and wrapped it around my engine and down under
> > the frame. I have not driven it yet, but I will in a few hours when I
> > go to work. Do you think this will hold my engine in place until the
> > weather gets warm? (This is a 400 engine)
> > Note. I wrapped around the engine twice. Between the carb and
> > distributor and also in the back where it got a good grip around the
> > block and the exhaust pipes. Then I wrapped some tape around the
> > starter to the frame too. It seems pretty secure.
> >
> > Thank You
> >
> > Bob

> Of coarse it will hold. Everyone knows duct tape will fix anything!


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Old 12-31-2005, 04:01   #8 (permalink)
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Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> Tom Adkins <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote:
>
>
>>Al Bundy wrote:
>>
>>>These troll questions are always food for thought even though the
>>>poster is merely playing with us and himself.
>>>In an emergency, there might be a way to wrap plumbing hanger tape
>>>around the frame and some available portion of the mount and bolt it
>>>together. I attached my front sway bar bushing using same to with a
>>>custom bracket to bridge frame rust and was surprised to see it hold
>>>for years now. When you talk emergency, there is often a way for
>>>people who practice at these situations. In the poster's case, the
>>>need is more psycholocigal and probably chronic rather than
>>>emergency.
>>>

>>
>>Nice turn around Al Bundy!
>> I made a field fix on a motor mount with a piece of chain and
>> padlock once when the
>>lower retaining nut fell off.
>> Maybe this would help hold the OPs dunce cap on.

>
> AND..
> If his foil hat keeps falling off, then I can highly recommend flex-duct
> metallic tape available at Lowes. Cheaper that regular metallic tape and
> more flexible, but with the same adhesive properties.


No, no, no... Everybody knows that metallic tape will interfere with the inductive
flux of the foil cap, thus reducing it's effectiveness. If this happens, the mind
controlling government and their celestial cronies can make their invasion. Backyard,
you need to stop posting about things you have no knowledge of. Get a clue, loser. If
you would just once pick up a copy of the Enquirer and actually read it, you wouldn't
make light of such a grave conspiracy!!! Are you just here to TROLL??? We are all in
danger. You are just such a ......damn, I can't remember any more of the common
childish usenet putdowns............so there! I guess I told you. ;)
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Old 12-31-2005, 14:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

Tom Adkins wrote:
> Backyard Mechanic wrote:
>
>> Tom Adkins <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Al Bundy wrote:
>>>
>>>> These troll questions are always food for thought even though the
>>>> poster is merely playing with us and himself.
>>>> In an emergency, there might be a way to wrap plumbing hanger tape
>>>> around the frame and some available portion of the mount and bolt it
>>>> together. I attached my front sway bar bushing using same to with a
>>>> custom bracket to bridge frame rust and was surprised to see it hold
>>>> for years now. When you talk emergency, there is often a way for
>>>> people who practice at these situations. In the poster's case, the
>>>> need is more psycholocigal and probably chronic rather than
>>>> emergency.
>>>
>>>
>>> Nice turn around Al Bundy!
>>> I made a field fix on a motor mount with a piece of chain and
>>> padlock once when the lower retaining nut fell off.
>>> Maybe this would help hold the OPs dunce cap on.

>>
>>
>> AND..
>> If his foil hat keeps falling off, then I can highly recommend
>> flex-duct metallic tape available at Lowes. Cheaper that regular
>> metallic tape and more flexible, but with the same adhesive properties.

>
>
> No, no, no... Everybody knows that metallic tape will interfere with
> the inductive flux of the foil cap, thus reducing it's effectiveness. If
> this happens, the mind controlling government and their celestial
> cronies can make their invasion. Backyard, you need to stop posting
> about things you have no knowledge of. Get a clue, loser. If you would
> just once pick up a copy of the Enquirer and actually read it, you
> wouldn't make light of such a grave conspiracy!!! Are you just here to
> TROLL??? We are all in danger. You are just such a ......damn, I can't
> remember any more of the common childish usenet putdowns............so
> there! I guess I told you. ;)


Jeez, it was an honest mistake. Take it easy on him. What I do is use
the metallic tape in a loop to make it two-sided. This way you can put
it under the foil hat thus making the tape inert, and leaving the mind
control blocking properties intact. I think it works just fine. My
friends tell me I'm paranoid but I don't trust them.
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Old 12-31-2005, 20:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Will Duct tape hold? - Broken motor mount

You're not related to Red Green, are you? Or any of the mechanics that work
at Speedy Muffler?

Seriously. Replacing a motor mount is not a hard job at all, and the mount
itself most likely does not cost over $30. In the time it took you to wrap
that roll of duct tape around the engine a thousand times, you could have
had the old engine mount out. And if it's that cold, why did you wrap the
tape around it in the first place? Are you really willing to risk your own
life and anybody else out there on the road over less than a hundred dollar
part that might take you 1/2 to fix? Even an honest garage would not charge
you very much to fix this, go in and buy the part yourself and then bring it
to your favorite shop.

I'm sorry for sounding like an arrogant prick, but this is one of those
times where you just have to stop and think for a minute.
Sharky


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