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Old 07-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #11
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I don't recall hearing any noise in the winter. i have about 8k on mine and no complaints really.
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I made a hockey-puck motor mount for my car last week. I didn't like having only a solid bolt to cushion the vibration on acceleration, so I also put a hockey puck on the top of the mount to make a sandwich with the bracket between. I'm sure there was less motion of the engine on hard acceleration but I didn't notice a sense of a quicker start. What I did notice was that I didn't have something that felt like wheel hop (it was probably the old mount bouncing up and down).

I didn't like the vibration that was now transmitted to the frame. I could feel it in the steering wheel, the gas pedal and the seat of my pants. I can see now why the OE mount is soft.

I drove the car for fifteen minutes and parked it. In a half hour, the old mount was back in the car. I am now waiting for a new factory mount.

Anybody want my drilled hockey pucks? Pay postage and they're yours.

I have a good friend that is a master mechanic. His comment in the past has been that some people will give up some comfort for performance. I am not willing to accept the vibration that others may. I may be ultra sensitive and anal, but I can live with that. Just be aware, if you go with a solid mount, you'll find out why GM did it differently.
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Does the stock mount help to eliminate stress from the motor'* torque?
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NO IT DOES NOT, IT ADDS STRESS(the stock mount).
lift the hood, rock the car(back and forth) in park, see all that movement
that is not good for all the fule lines, electrical lines, exhaust pipe so on and so on.
every thing that hooks to the engine and the car body will flex and at some time it will break.
my exhaust flex joint broke(at 23,000 miles) and that got me thinking how can i stop all of
that movement, that is when i made the first solid mount. i don't feel the vibration that
HAWKJET has but mine has been on for over 120,000 miles. some people got a
vibration if they did not get the height of the new mount right(to high or to low).
my wife has a heavy right foot(its her car) so i had to make something that would last.

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I can certainly see where the used tire sidewall mount would have some benefit and used tires are free to be had. The real issue here is getting RID of tires.
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Tom cut the tire in half with his Sawzall and put it in his garbage can.
or you can do this.............. not very nice but damm its funny.

http://www.vertical-visions.com/_tem...id/index2.html



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I was probably the second after Rod to install the solid mount.
I used some universal urethane body mounts.

No problems in winter but I don't drive mine much, if at all, when there'* salt on the road.

A highly recommended mod
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i made a 2 1/2" wide motor mount for a friend out of an old tire. we used a 2 1/2" hole saw and cut holes (wafers) out of the sidewall of an old truck tire. cost for his solid mount $0.00 and he has over 40,000 miles with out any problems.

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Do you have pictures? I love to see that....
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Mine is starting to go too. Leaking oil on the subframe..... I just had another idea with some things I can get a hold of. I work at a place that builds custom hydraulic power units. Some of the electric motors we use a pretty big and can create some real vibration. Some units use vibration bars. They come in diff sizes depends on what you need. The biggest we have for scrap is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. They are about 3/8 by about 2 1/2 inch steel plates sandwhiching a hardend rubber. Most of these run at 1700 rpm allday, so Id say it could dampin a trans pretty well. Ill take pics and what not of what im talking about and put em up, and tell you how well it does the job
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something that may help tourque movement with a stock oil filled mount, that I know a lot of old V8/RWD guys use (especially bracket racers), is a limiting strap or chain. Ive seen thick woven straps, like from used 3 and 5 point harnesses, metal chains (which I wouldnt recommend due to possible snapping, then smacking into and then breaking somthing) and thick ropes (hard to attach sufficantly and a little too hillbillied). Just attach between a good,strong engine bolt(best spot onFWD probably around bellhousing) and somewhere on the frame(sub) leave room so it doesnt rub. Make sure you measure for the length of lilmiting material with the car in drive (requires 2 people; dont forget foot on brake of course). havent actually looked if there is a good spot to do it on the bonne'* yet.
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