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Old 12-11-2010, 06:04 PM   #11
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Great pictures Rad, thanks for sharing!

You did get a lot of work done, and I'm sure the SLO appreciates it.
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i must add! i drove this car from dekalb IL to kansas city missouri and ill tell you

after putting that many miles, i feel that i have a realationship with the SLO and an appreciation for what a great bonneville Rad has turned it into!
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Looked like a fun day lol & tell me more about those race cars! The one of the frame looks like a modified
The race cars are for ASA Racing. ASA is like NASCAR and SCCA, and these are closer to NASCAR, but they have built-in offset for circle track racing, have 600 HP engines instead of about 850, and yet they use the same tracks and have similar championships.

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sounds like a good winter project!! get to it Rad i know you can do it!
I'll see about picking up a few badges over the winter. It'* tough to do much right now with school work abounding.

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Great pictures Rad, thanks for sharing!

You did get a lot of work done, and I'm sure the SLO appreciates it.
I know the SLO appreciated it. It drives so much better now that I've replaced the 4" drain pipe with an aircraft grade NASCAR brake cooling duct. What a phenomenal improvement! Unfortunately, my front trans mount exploded today while I was driving. Time to work out a new one...

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i must add! i drove this car from dekalb IL to kansas city missouri and ill tell you

after putting that many miles, i feel that i have a realationship with the SLO and an appreciation for what a great bonneville Rad has turned it into!
Thanks! I'm sure our next road trip some time soon should be even more fun with better audio, more interior pieces, and more horsepower!
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Nice improvements. I saw the ps line and said "oh, togs"

FWIW you may want to show them these pics. When I did SLP'* they contacted the strut piece of the mount and it had to be cut off. That caused the new mount to last one week without problems. Then one block after the new trans went in.. the mount ripped in half. I knew there was something else that needed to be done.

Made this one as a prototype and it recently got taken out of the car to go to Justin for his future build. It'* handled daily abuse for ~30K miles and 450ish HP. The subframe would flex before this mount. There was no added vibration that I noticed when swapping to it.

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The bushings/spacers I added are cut down hockey pucks. The essense of this is I took the piece that I cut off, laid it on it'* side and added one grade 8 bolt. Welded above, under and a couple of small support plates. It'* never shown any signs of giving up. While it may not be the ultimate or best design... it is probably soemthing to think about, since it'* tested and proven.
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Thanks for the pics! I'm currently working with a 1992 strut-less mount, but I checked and if I want to buy a new one, I'd have to go with the strut for pretty much all years. Haven't yet checked on the 87-91 years, though... The plan at the shop was eerily similar. We were thinking of putting tabs on the mount and then using a bolt to prevent upward movement while using bushings in the middle. Basically, it'* like what you have except you've got a proper bottom tab. We changed our minds when I saw that with the new torque-axis mount and the rear dogbone, the engine rides higher on the passenger'* side. I need new rubber goods all around, it seems.

Rockauto can get me both driver'* side mounts for ~$50 before shipping, and that'* awesome. A slight setback is that because of this thread, in which we found out that O'Reilly and possibly others have such stiff rubber that the ride is way too harsh, I feel I need to pay extra to go with the cheaper rubber. Anchor, Rockauto'* supplier of OE mounts, claims that the durometer rating of the mounts they make is the same as stock, and they've only got a 12-month warranty. What I'd like to do is to get their front trans mount because I don't mind voiding a 1-year warranty by welding new parts onto it, but I will get a rear mount from Auto Zone or some similar place since both the rubber is harder and I have a lifetime warranty on their parts.
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Like I said.. I picked that mount up new and went for it. 450hp or so.. that'* a true test. On using the earlier mount without the ear.. I forget, does that tie into the lowest trans to engine bolt or does it only have the three holding it to the trans? I'd suggest aiming for one that has the bolt into the engine from the trans as well for added support. I've heard it'* possible to break a trans case if you put high power to the old mounts that only had trans bolts and nothing into the engine.
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Actually, you're right. It is lacking one hole. That'* all the motivation I needed!
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You're welcome. Off you go.
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It'* finals week, but soon....
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