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Engine Mounts

Now that Chuck is out of the business of making badass shit, who do I turn to for engine mounts?  I've recently started hearing the safeties on my hydraulic mounts banging over bumps and moving into and out of WOT.  For mercy's sake help me.
1988 Thunderbird 5.0
GT40P, TFS-1, KB domes, 30#, MAF conversion, Explorer GT40 Upper/Lower, Smog delete, Wide Ratio AOD Mod, Unlocked Speedo, 3G Charging System Upgrade, Hi-Torque Mini Starter, 3.73 LSD, BBK 1 5/8 unequal headers, H-Pipe.

88 Thunderbird/Cougar EVTM
  (Thanks to Trinom for hosting)

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Reply #1
we pulled the pins on my son's bird before yanking the motor,

to my surprise the lower half of each mount stayed behind.  the engine was not connnected to the car!

I see the rubber is still for sale,

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Reply #2
Quote from: TheFoeYouKnow;461376
Now that Chuck is out of the business of making badass shit, who do I turn to for engine mounts?  I've recently started hearing the safeties on my hydraulic mounts banging over bumps and moving into and out of WOT.  For mercy's sake help me.


On my 87 Bird with the 302,  while I had the engine out, I had a little extra time so I went ahead and had my buddy cut the mount stands off the K and weld the Mustang ones in their place that I had cut off a fox Mustang K member I picked up at a swap meet for $20 a long time ago.  They fit perfectly to the Kmember and it cost me $40 for the welding work.

It now uses regular Fox mustang mounts or I could upgrade to the Energy Suspension ones later. And now there's room for long tube headers without hitting the engine mounts.

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Reply #3
buy a welder :hick:

87 LX 302, E7's, ARP bolts, Mallory Unilite Distributor, MSD 6A, Edelbrock Performer Intake, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Flowtech Long tubes, 5Speed, 8.8w/4.10's, Granatelli Tube K-Member & LCA's, Coil Overs, KYB 4ways, CHE arms, 3" rear drop springs, BBK C/C Plates, SN-95 5-lug stuff, Fuel Cell, Battery Relocation, Mac Mufflers, Stinger Tails, Sunpro gauges, Custom Lip Spoiler

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Reply #4
I have a set of the mounts, they need the fasteners and cushions, but I have the tops and bottom pieces.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

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Reply #5
The problem I have is that the rubber part is filled with oil to dampen NVH, and one is ruptured.  I want something more like a plain rubber engine mount.  Or poly.
1988 Thunderbird 5.0
GT40P, TFS-1, KB domes, 30#, MAF conversion, Explorer GT40 Upper/Lower, Smog delete, Wide Ratio AOD Mod, Unlocked Speedo, 3G Charging System Upgrade, Hi-Torque Mini Starter, 3.73 LSD, BBK 1 5/8 unequal headers, H-Pipe.

88 Thunderbird/Cougar EVTM
  (Thanks to Trinom for hosting)

Engine Mounts

Reply #6
take a look at the material used on loading docs.
the big hunks of black rubber chunks made for simi rigs to bump into.

that would amost dupicate what chuck stuffed into his mounts.

i think i may be the last guy to install a set of his mounts... never bought a set for me,, but my boys are happy.

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Reply #7
I've got solid rubber cushions in the stock mounts. I haven't broken them yet.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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Reply #8
I guess no one has read the other post. ;)



A new vendor is pending. I won't speak to any details on the timeline, as they will have things to sort out.

Fear not, true believers. The mounts will be reborn.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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Reply #9
Quote from: Chuck W;461533
I guess no one has read the other post. ;)



A new vendor is pending. I won't speak to any details on the timeline, as they will have things to sort out.

Fear not, true believers. The mounts will be reborn.


thats good news.

i opened up my type 6 mounts,,
one thing i noticed was there was  not a way for me to tell which was left or right.

i have a few pics in my engine swapping thread.. the mounts are set as to how i think they go.

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Reply #10
The bigger mount is the DS one.

It also has the offset lower U-bracket.

EDIT - Looks like you have them installed on the correct sides. :)
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

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Reply #11
Bump.

Any update on the new mount vendor???  Thanks.
Mike


 

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Reply #13
Those are not my motor mounts.

These are the guys who took the open sourced files for the shock brackets and SFC crossbars and produced them, but they're not the guys who have my motor mount info.

No idea when/if the other party is going to do anything with my old info.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo