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Re: motor mounts: need some help :(
bartamos #1358554 Mon May 04 2020 05:49 PM
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So I got my bolts for the motor mounts. I now have some other questions:

1. I now need a water pump. I considered getting an aluminum one, but the Jegs and Summit ones apparently leak or are poorly cast. Anyone using one of those or recommend another? I'm trying to stay around $100 for the part.

2. I love the old quiet Pete Jackson gear drives, and thought about throwing one in my 350. I keep reading though that they have issues after a while. anyone have thoughts on them?

Thanks!
pan3lman


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Re: motor mounts: need some help :(
pan3lman #1359200 Fri May 08 2020 05:59 AM
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You don't say what engine you are working on .

Have you tried Rock Auto ?

Re: motor mounts: need some help :(
pan3lman #1359223 Fri May 08 2020 02:00 PM
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Do you have the pulleys and mounting brackets for the accessories?
The reason I ask is there are two different water pumps, a long and a short.The brackets and pulleys may differ for each one. Makes it hard to get belts lined up. I'm not a big fan but, You may want to think about the serpentine set up from a later model motor, everything lines up, and only one belt.


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Re: motor mounts: need some help :(
pan3lman #1359358 Sat May 09 2020 02:36 PM
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Hy pan31man, I am a bit late to make my comments, but I feel they are important to make. Back in the mid to late sixties there were incidents of throttle locking in either forward or reverse from a stop, these incidents caused a lot of accidents, It turns out that these incidents were caused by engine mounts that had failed, the steel plates separated from the rubber element, this allowed the engine to lift up when torque developed, this pulled on the throttle and sometimes the engine did not fall back down where it belonged leaving the engine revving. The factory fix was a kit with a bracket that bolted to the two forward exhaust manifold bolts there was also a cable which was wrapped around the upper control arm crosshaft and back to the bracket, this limited the upward movement of the engine if the mount failed. The factory discontinued the original mount, the new mount was designed with interlocking metal pieces so that if the rubber element failed in any way the engines movement would be extremely limited. A few months ago I went into my FLAPS to buy a mount kit and I was flabbergasted to find the original mount design in the box, I told the countermen these mounts were discontinued because they caused accidents when they failed, of coarse they were too young to remember. I am sorry that I do not have the part number of the interlocking mount to give you, but I strongly advise you not to use the non interlocking design mount which I have seen in your posted pictures

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