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Old 12-29-2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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I want to change to a solid motor mount, mine is dead now.

I just want to know it can be made with only hockey puck?
like 3 puck with one washer each end.(to get 3 1/2 inch)
or i really need a metal or aluminium piece in the center?


Thx for any input.

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I dont like hockey pucks cause the rubber is too hard and can break if it gets too cold and you stress the mount.
Neoprene gives a bit of flex and aluminum makes it rigid and strong.

You could use pucks in the short term but watch them closely.
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Where can i found this kind of neoprene?

and what can i use for solid part? a aluminium rod? like 3 inch wide, but where the hell i can find that?


Theres practice puck that seem to be have more strenght, can it be solid enought?
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I did a little test with a practice puck(those heavy 10 oz)

I put one in the freezer yesterday, i just get outside and hit it with a hammer as hard as i could. Trying to get it sideway to "break it" in 2. Never broke, it only have dent on it.
and hammer mark.


So, i think the best way to know is to try it.

Anybody have an opinion on this?
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Give it a try Mike, but just watch it over the next while.
Practice pucks are tougher than regular pucks so you maybe on to something?
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Yes, ill give it a try before the end of the week end, i just need to find 2 washers big enought to cover all the puck. Wich will be the harder to do.

Do you know the exact size of the hole i have to drill?

Thx
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Just to make sure....

Do i will feel the engine vibration like i was in a dragster?

If yes, do the OEM motor mount will handle for a couple of year the added power of a 3.4,rocker and PCM?
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Sorry I did not get back to you sooner Mike. I have been dealing with an ill parent. You can use the hockey pucks, or anything that can take up that space. I would suggest a 2 1/2" or 3" hole saw and cut a couple of disks out of the sidewall of an old tire, to put on top and bottom of the hockey pucks. The only weight on the spacer is when the motor is at rest. There is no weight on it when you are under power. When you are under power the engine torques backwards trying to tear the bolt in half. I suggest the use of the tire sidewalls so you can tighten the bolt down good and compressed on the hockey pucks to keep them from vibrating. Tell us how it all works out and if you like it or not. I do not notice any vibration but I have had mine on for three plus years.

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Thanks rrounds, THAT was the info i needed


ill let you know!
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Just to make sure....

Do i will feel the engine vibration like i was in a dragster?

If yes, do the OEM motor mount will handle for a couple of year the added power of a 3.4,rocker and PCM?
If the mount is on the cradle and not on the body then you will not feel a difference because you still have rubber mounts to the cradle.
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