Motor mount question

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rcode
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Motor mount question

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Post by rcode » 13 Jul 2016, 17:01

Hi All,


I recently had the car on a hoist and noticed the engine bay support bar (goes under the oil pan) is awfully close to the oil pan and actually has slightly rubbed at some point. Anyone else with a 428 ever noticed this? I wondering if the mounts have sagged. They appear to be ok but I'd appreciate earing from any other owners.

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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by tinman » 14 Jul 2016, 11:23

Does your oil pan have reliefs like this?
http://www.428cobrajet.com/sites/defaul ... -pan-6.jpg
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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by rcode » 16 Jul 2016, 18:58

Geez, not sure tinman, I'll check tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!

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Star Lincoln Mercury, Glendale, CA
03 Cobra (ordered new)
LaBelle Ford LaBelle, Fl
"Tonight, We Ride"!

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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by rcode » 25 Jul 2016, 10:44

Yes the reliefs are there. They appear to be for the steering linkage though. The pan is stamped FoMoCo and has 8 22 C on it. I'll see if I can get some numbers off the engine mounts.
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69 XR7 CJ Black plate Triple R car, original selling dealer:
Star Lincoln Mercury, Glendale, CA
03 Cobra (ordered new)
LaBelle Ford LaBelle, Fl
"Tonight, We Ride"!

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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by rcode » 25 Jul 2016, 10:53

Just checked the mounts and plates too, DIZA-6038-CA. So they are correct too. It appears at some point someone may have jacked the car up using the crossbar. Could be possible it's slightly bent. Have to see if I can find another.

rcode
69 XR7 CJ Black plate Triple R car, original selling dealer:
Star Lincoln Mercury, Glendale, CA
03 Cobra (ordered new)
LaBelle Ford LaBelle, Fl
"Tonight, We Ride"!

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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by rcode » 15 Aug 2016, 19:12

Update: Purchased a stock crossmember and it fit's with plenty of clearance. I suspect my original thought may be true. Some PO or mechanic jacked the f/end up under the crossmember and it gave somewhat.

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69 XR7 CJ Black plate Triple R car, original selling dealer:
Star Lincoln Mercury, Glendale, CA
03 Cobra (ordered new)
LaBelle Ford LaBelle, Fl
"Tonight, We Ride"!

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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 19 Aug 2016, 22:59

I wonder if that is the problem I have with mine as well...
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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by rcode » 11 Sep 2016, 17:48

Mike,
The advice I give is do not purchase an after market unit, They're not even close. Find a good used original and strip/repaint.

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Star Lincoln Mercury, Glendale, CA
03 Cobra (ordered new)
LaBelle Ford LaBelle, Fl
"Tonight, We Ride"!

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Re: Motor mount question

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 12 Sep 2016, 13:51

rcode wrote:Mike,
The advice I give is do not purchase an after market unit, They're not even close. Find a good used original and strip/repaint.

rcode
Good to know, thanks!
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1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
Cat Bites Man!

Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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