Solid Motor Mounts

Old October 11th, 2008, 09:30 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
The_Jeremiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 775
Solid Motor Mounts

Where can you get em? Looking to put em in my 69 Cutlass with the 350/TH350
The_Jeremiah is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 05:38 AM
  #2  
Registered User
 
74 Omega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 361
Originally Posted by The_Jeremiah View Post
Where can you get em? Looking to put em in my 69 Cutlass with the 350/TH350
I believe I have seen them in the SUMMIT and/or JEGS books.
74 Omega is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 06:29 AM
  #3  
Old(s) Fart
 
joe_padavano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 31,770
Originally Posted by 74 Omega View Post
I believe I have seen them in the SUMMIT and/or JEGS books.
Not for an Olds motor you haven't. You can buy solid mounts for an Olds motor from the usual Olds specialists (and expect to pay accordingly), but I have to ask, why do you want them? Unless you are making incredible amounts of HP and torque, or you are bracket racing and need every bit of consistency, the solid mounts are not necessary. All modern replacement rubber motor mounts have the interlocking feature that prevents engine movement even if the rubber fails (as I just found out on my Custom Cruiser). If you don't trust this, run a torque limiter strap on the driver's side.
joe_padavano is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 08:41 AM
  #4  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,468
I make my own for my 66 out of 1/4" thick plate. I use a chunk of stock frame with pieces welded to it to make sure they are aligned right. It takes a while to cut and fit, then weld the pieces. So, if you are going to custom make mounts for your car, it is a lot of work and they have to fit right. If one of the Olds specialty vendors offers them, it is worth it for a single set or so. You might check on Realoldspower.com forum.
Run to Rund is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 08:52 AM
  #5  
Seasoned beater pilot.
 
J-(Chicago)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,468
Just bolt a chain from the frame to the driver's side of the motor.

Folks, The Jeremiah is young, and learning as he goes.

Any 350 you build probably won't even need the chain/torque strap/ or solid mount. You could probably be running in the 12s in the 1/4 mile and not even need one yet.
You can order a front motor plate that ties everything into your frame and run an electric water pump, but honestly you will probably never need it. http://www.rocketracingperformance.c...otor_plate.htm
J-(Chicago) is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 09:59 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
yammiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Haslett, MI
Posts: 128
I bought mine from Dick Miller a few years back - not sure if he has them, but you could call

http://www.dickmillerracing.com/cgi-...1ac+1225735394
yammiman is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 11:30 AM
  #7  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
The_Jeremiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 775
Originally Posted by J-(Chicago) View Post
Folks, The Jeremiah is young, and learning as he goes.
Lol thankyou for that J. Yes i am young and learning... but im doing a lot of these little things to my oldsmobile to make it ride how i want it to... i have always been a fan of a really harsh ride, and i know from riding in other muscle cars with solid motor mounts, that they help out a lot lol! I finally have my oldsmobile up and running, its not pretty... but it sounds and runs perfect! ill have to get some pictures for you guys, and i cant remember if i mentioned or not, but im going to school, and working so i dont have any free time!!! but im trying to get on here as often as i can.
The_Jeremiah is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 11:35 AM
  #8  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
The_Jeremiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 775
oh, and yes i will be bracket racing with it when the time comes
The_Jeremiah is offline  
Old October 12th, 2008, 03:34 PM
  #9  
Registered User
 
yammiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Haslett, MI
Posts: 128
Conventional mounts do act as shock absorbers between the frame and engine - caution should be taken if you plan on doing alot of street driving - I have seen cracked blocks with street driven cars with solid mounts
yammiman is offline  
Old October 14th, 2008, 09:01 AM
  #10  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
The_Jeremiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 775
ok, ill take note of that. DM has em still, do you know if you need to grab a solid tranny mount to? thanks
The_Jeremiah is offline  
Old October 14th, 2008, 09:08 AM
  #11  
Registered User
 
yammiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Haslett, MI
Posts: 128
I'm just using a conventional tranny mount
yammiman is offline  
Old October 14th, 2008, 07:05 PM
  #12  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
The_Jeremiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 775
ok cool. Well thanks guys, glad you could help me find em. I just love the rough ride, and i guess it might help in the bracket racing... lol if its too rough, they will end up for sale here for probably half off anyway...
The_Jeremiah is offline  
Old October 15th, 2008, 07:09 AM
  #13  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,468
DO NOT use a solid tranny mount with the solid engine mounts.
Run to Rund is offline  
Old May 16th, 2019, 02:24 PM
  #14  
OH Rocket Lover
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Harrod, Ohio
Posts: 3
Agreed !
William Decker is offline  
Old May 16th, 2019, 03:19 PM
  #15  
Registered User
 
4speed455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Modesto CA
Posts: 777
Originally Posted by yammiman View Post
Conventional mounts do act as shock absorbers between the frame and engine - caution should be taken if you plan on doing alot of street driving - I have seen cracked blocks with street driven cars with solid mounts
Is this why Iíve seen several people run a solid mount on the driver side and a rubber mount on the passenger side? Makes sense that the drivers side would see more stress when accelerating. The rubber on the passenger side would allow a little flex while street driving. Seems like this setup would give the best of both scenarios. Iím not sure how it would work for bracket racing though.
4speed455 is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
madmax442
Racing and High Performance
21
April 14th, 2015 05:46 PM
j_link
Transmission
2
March 6th, 2013 12:30 PM
Nasty455
Chassis/Body/Frame
8
March 20th, 2012 04:57 PM
ctrain22
Big Blocks
1
May 20th, 2009 11:02 PM
flatoz
Eighty-Eight
2
March 15th, 2009 02:03 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Solid Motor Mounts


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.