Engine Mounts

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Ken Chambers, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. Ken Chambers
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    Ken Chambers Guest

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    > what did you use for engine mounts? Does anyone have some spares that they
    > could furnish to a deserving sole?
    > Chas Gould

    Just returned from vacation and I think this question was in reference to my
    post about changing engine mounts and all rubber hoses on my newly acquired
    Amphi.

    The old, probably original, engine mounts had dissolved into a gelatinous slimy
    rubber ooze. The engine was just sitting in place without anything really
    holding it there. A good indication that something was not right was to look
    at the engine sump drain in relation to the bilge hole. The engine drain
    should be at the center of the bilge hole or even slightly higher. If the
    engine drain plug is too low then your mounts are in need of replacement. The
    fan can also hit the radiator shroud, especially when the engine is under
    torque load.

    Gordon has new heavy duty engine mounts in stock - and they're really nice.
    About $35 each and well worth it. You'll have to slightly enlarge the mounting
    holes on both the body and engine brackets to accommodate the larger stud
    size. I was able to change the mounts by lifting the engine a few inches and
    removing the engine mount bracket (which you'll have to do anyway to drill it)
    to reach under the engine to get at the engine mount nuts. Not real easy but
    doable. The new mounts seemed to have a non-standard wrench size (at least in
    my set) of 18mm, if I remember correctly. However, I was able tighten all the
    new nuts securely using another close wrench size. Everything lines up nicely
    now and the engine is well cushioned on its new mounts.

    Ken Chambers, CA
    '64 Red, '64 White
     
  2. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">Gordon has new heavy duty engine mounts in stock - and they're really nice.
    About $35 each and well worth it. You'll have to slightly enlarge the
    mounting holes on both the body and engine brackets to accommodate the larger
    stud size. I was able to change the mounts by lifting the engine a few
    inches and removing the engine mount bracket (which you'll have to do anyway
    to drill it) to reach under the engine to get at the engine mount nuts. Not
    real easy but doable. The new mounts seemed to have a nonstandard wrench
    size (at least in

    my set) of 18 mm, if I remember correctly. However, I was able tighten all
    the new nuts securely using another close wrench size. Everything lines up
    nicely now and the engine is well cushioned on its new mounts.



    Ken Chambers, CA

    '64 Red, '64 White



    Hi, I just replaced the motor mounts on Corky my red 67. I did not have to
    drill out the holes for the new mounts, they were the correct size. I did not
    need to remove the engine mount bracket. I did cut all the excess bolt length
    off the lower bolts on the mount so it was a little less tortuous to tighten
    up on the bottom.

    Tommy in Tampa</font>
     
  3. Steven D. Reich
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    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001">Hi-</span></font>
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    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001">I just checked with Gordon Imports and engine mounts are in stock for $35.70 each (two needed).</span></font>
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    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001">Prior to Hugh getting these I used Volvo replacement (not manufactured by Volvo) mounts (Part # 273910 from Inter Auto Parts, (858) 279-9900 in San Diego) for about $17 a pair.<font face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2"> The mounts required a bit of grinding of the bottom metal surface to flatten it to fit in the bracket, but even I had no trouble doing that since tolerances are measured in mm not 0.0001 inch.</font></span></font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001"><font face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2"></font></span></font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001"><font face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">I hope this information is helpful.</font></span></font>
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    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001"><font face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">-Steve</font></span></font>
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    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001"><font face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">'64 red (CA:AMPHICR) with Volvo mounts</font></span></font>
    <font face="Arial" size="2"><span class="520113317-08082001"><font face="Arial" color="#000000" size="2">'64 red (CA:I SWIM 2) with loose mounts that one day I need to fix


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    reviving an old thread, eh?

    can anyone report results of using the Volvo 273910 part # that is mentioned in the above post? $15 for BOTH sound better than $90, provided it's an EZ replacement. Has there been a write up anywhere (here or club newsletters) that explains what all is involved?
     
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    That is interesting. How did that old thread on engine mounts come up again as if I just posted it?

    Since we're on the topic, those mounts from G.I. that I installed back in 2001 performed well all along. Due to a recent clutch change I installed new mounts as long as the engine was out. Bought them from G.I. again.
     
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    I sell my engine mount for $50 a pair(that's both)
    and have them here in Fl.
     
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