<VV> Motor mount replacement
dmonasterio at hotmail.com
Mon May 4 21:46:07 EDT 2009
Haven't changed an engine rear support on an A/C Corvair but, on my late coupe and my Rampside with an extra pulley (air compressor), changing that support is a piece of cake. Just lift, say 2" (to relief load on mount), the rear of the engine, take out the rear grill, rear engine lower shroud/plate, loose both mount lower nuts taking care engine rear is well supported. If nuts look free of any load, take them off. Last step is removing the 4 bolts attaching the mount to the body. To install the new support/mount just reverse the procedure.
Hope this help
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> Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 19:58:40 -0500
> Subject: <VV> Motor mount replacement
> While continuing my work towards the final phases of replacing the
> main and engine wiring harnesses (beginning the last 30% IF
> everything works as it should) and installing the G. Young rebuilt
> carbs (Thanks, Grant !) I looked down at the motor mount and said to
> myself, "Well, that don't look right!". The mount was actually
> concave in the center!
> Now, of course, I will have to replace the motor mount in the race to
> get the car ready for a big meet on the 16th of May. My question
> that is not in the '65 manual as far as I can tell in the rear mount
> replacement instructions: Is there a difference in instructions to
> replace the mount on an A/C car with the A/C belt pulley in the
> way? Can it be a one man job? About how many hours for someone who
> has never replaced one? I have a 1500 pound motorcycle floor lift
> (in place of engine lift and tool J-7894) to use to support the engine.
> ALSO, how do I go about and what do I look for in checking the front
> mount? I could not find a reference in the Basics Manual.
> Never an idle moment at the Corvaireum II
> Stephen U
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