Many thanks to:
2. Katie, my little helper. And Kim, who will be road testing it later for me.
3. 2000SilverBullet, for the manual labor.
4. Badnit and jr's3800 for the 'donor' experimental used mounts. They were invaluable.
5. Everyone else that posted solid or semi-solid mounts of any type that I carefully researched before trying this.
Maybe now I'll have a mount survive more than 1000 miles.
I'll let you know how the mount performs long-term. But mount testing will be put on hold shortly. New motor arrives in a couple days.