Stock Motor Mounts, Or Solid/plate.

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  1. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Seems like I can't just use anything as it comes from the factory. Since a 200 I-6 makes a whole whopping 80 HP, and about the same amount of torque, I'm concerned that the stock, gay-La-Fair motor mounts might not be up to the task.
    I could use them, and then add a chain to limit the rotational twist that'll come when I stand on it, but chains are gay.
    I have had project cars before that have had either a front plate, of solid mounts holding the engine in before, and I don't recall whether or not the engine vibration was that noticeable, but then again, I don't think I cared at the time.

    This time I might not care either ( at least initially) Given that an I-6 is characteristically smoother than a V8 It might not be that bad.

    Thoughts?
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    Solid mounts but make sure you use either poly or rubber trans mounts or you'll rattle your teeth out.
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    ^ what he said
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    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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    Hell at this point my votes for plates
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  5. madmike1157

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    see, that's what the place is coming to.

    Ask how much Hp, what color I should paint my car, or what tires/wheels I should chose, and there'd be 29 replies.

    Ask a question that even hints of " other than bolted on", and you get crickets.
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    Solid mount are not that bad, hell if the engine has a good balance job on it even a solid trans mount would not be bad. It is not like this thing has a thumper cam in it, so it should be fairly smooth.
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    HAhahahah what you arent putting a B cam in?
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    I say you hang it from the hood.
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    My experience is that solid is a lot of vibrations. I seem to remember visors falling down and everything rattling. Just doesn't seem like your style.
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  11. madmike1157

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    dude, the thing has a solid roller cam in it.
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    Again, I could have that by using the stock 200 mounts that the car came with. I just don't know if they are up to the job I'm asking them to do.
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    How bout I borrow the hood you're not using.

    You gotta know as long as you're gonna say the word "hood",...............
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    I don't have visors,...so that won't be a problem.
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    I'm putting an "A" cam in it.
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    It does already have prefabbed slits for you to hang chain from.
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    Might as well,....you ain't using it.
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    Its holding up the wall of my garage actually. Might sell it on Ebay after a rattle can job as "art." Never know. Until then, I would use rubber engine mounts with a chain before anything solid. Its a "street car," and you already have a Medusa intake manifold, whats a chain or strap of some sort gonna hurt to look at?
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    Yeah, you're right. The chain won't be seen anyway. Just gotta get me two new 200 mounts, and some links.
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    not really, while the stock 200 has a couple of studs imbedded in the rubber, they are not connected. the mount design i suggested would have a through bolt so that even if the rubber fails, the mount wont come apart.
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