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Old 05-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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I bought the pucks already, although they are black and feel softer than I was expecting. I did ask for the "practice" pucks though. Only thing I really need is the bolt. What size and length of bolt am I going to need? I am going to try the current pucks I have and maybe add a solid billet aluminum piece to the middle if it feels too soft.
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1/2" bolt about 6" long. Good write up here.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ockey&start=40
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Make sure you didn't get those flimsy hollow black practice pucks.... i think you'd know better than that anyways though. Generally the practice pucks are heavier and kind of orange like in that write up. I run the orange pucks and followed Andrew'* write up almost to a T and they do the job. I know Tommygloves runs the standard black pucks on his SSEi and last i heard had no complaints either.
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They feel solid, just kind squishy.
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I used standard black hockey pucks as I could not find the orange variety. Mine felt rather stiff. I used a 7" long 1/2" grade 5 bolt with 3 pucks, a bunch of flat fender washers, and a nylon insert nut.
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Yep...I have the solid black pucks. Almost two years of no problems. (I just had my trans rebuilt and the guys chuckled at the mount when they took it out. :P )
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i took the other way out i got some w-body top engine mounts and bolted them to my radiatpor support fabbed up a solid dogbone and then used a ratcheting tie down from that over the sway bar and onto the back engine lift bracket at least now it stays in place till i get around to making my own poly trans mount and no it dosent make noises or vibrates one of the cheapest most effective mods ive done

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i took the other way out i got some w-body top engine mounts and bolted them to my radiatpor support fabbed up a solid dogbone and then used a ratcheting tie down from that over the sway bar and onto the back engine lift bracket at least now it stays in place till i get around to making my own poly trans mount and no it dosent make noises or vibrates one of the cheapest most effective mods ive done
Is that JB weld on two peices of angle iron making a square tube?




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lol no my welding skills aint to bad yea 2 pieces of steel welded together ive had that for about 3 months now
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91PA, the GP radiator core support is totally different, and heavily reinforced. Doing that to an H body is very bad advice.

It'* also not necessary. There are plenty of ways to get the same result by improving/changing the stock mounts.

I would caution ANYONE with an H body not to install the GP upper dogbone braces without some very creative support in place (which probably isn't possible due to the hood structure and large radiator).

The GP has the dogbones because they have a different subframe. They can't run lower mounts where we do.

In addition, that solid RR dogbone is a VERY bad idea. The stresses applied by the drivetrain have no buffer. You're going to break your differential housing eventually. And have to live with a helluvalot of vibration.
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