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jlathem 10-11-2004 08:27 PM

Motor Mounts
What motor mounts do you guys run ? Since I did all my mods my engine is twisting
the original style rubber mounts pretty bad. I know even though they are new they are going to break ... soon. Is there a high performance alternative ?
You guys running at the track must deal with this right ? I can fab up something solid but I'm worried about the knock sensor picking up driveline harshness.
Any ideas ? Am I just paranoid ? I have visions of that 3800 doing flips under the hood.


Twister97 10-11-2004 08:47 PM

I think willwren has something unique, from the video I saw of his engine. :arrow:

opensourceguy 10-11-2004 08:49 PM

You will always have slight engine movement.. mine moves maybe an inch or so when in gear and brake torquing, and maybe 1/4" when not in gear.


OLBlueEyesBonne 10-11-2004 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by Twister97
I think willwren has something unique, from the video I saw of his engine. :arrow:

Hmmm. I'd like to see what is available for better motor mounts before I decide to make my own from windshield polyurethane. I'll probably have to wrap my Knock sensors with Dynamat then.

Sol 10-11-2004 09:34 PM

Just remember, the stiffer your motor is, the less torque is displaced. Ergo, more strain on your tranny. However, you will gain a little torque from better mounts.

jlathem 10-11-2004 10:35 PM

So, all the modded guys here except for WillWren run stock rubbers ?
I know the engine moves a little but Im smashing the shazbot out of the bottom one when I nail it. I got a buddy that actually runs a chain from a rubber mount with an eye bolt. Works great but looks bad. The tranny is a concern also. I don't want to snap an input shaft. I had solids on my 5.0. they worked great but were really harsh. The noodle Mustang frame eventually gave way.


willwren 10-11-2004 10:49 PM

I'm running stock mounts and mine does this:
(all mounts are in good condition, too. This is in D with the brake on, revving to 3000)

When you find polyurethane replacment mounts, let me know ;)

Damemorder 10-11-2004 10:58 PM

I'm running a solid front mount, I'll look at the KS thing next time I drive the car. They've probably got something that will be able to be made.

If you're just looking for something to bolt on, The 94 SSE I dismantled had a "shock" of sorts on the mount, which I didn't think to save. Had the same bolt pattern as my 93, So I assume it would work for 92.

jlathem 10-11-2004 11:06 PM

Will ... your video confirms what i saw ! Try it with the hood off sometime and watch it during a run !
I bet mine moves 6 inches. Ok the search is on ......


OLBlueEyesBonne 10-11-2004 11:35 PM


Originally Posted by jlathem
I bet mine moves 6 inches.

6 INCHES?!?!! How do you get 6 inches when there is only about 4 inches from one side of the motor mount housing to the other side? :wink:
Yeah, they do move quite a distance. I'd like to get down to 1/2 the movement.

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