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Stonesmith
Matt Stonesmith
Boulder Colorado
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05/27/2017 12:36AM

Main British Car:
1964 MGB stock

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Engine Mounts
Posted by: Stonesmith
Date: April 05, 2018 12:19PM

I have not been able to find a source for the engine mounts pictured below. They seem pretty common in the builds on BritishV8. I understand the metal is custom fabbed, I am just looking for the rubber portion.

This will be on a Ford Explorer 302 swap into a MGB GT. Looking for a smooth street ride, not racing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 05, 2018 01:41PM

Something like this?

[www.macsautoparts.com]


Stonesmith
Matt Stonesmith
Boulder Colorado
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1964 MGB stock

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: Stonesmith
Date: April 05, 2018 02:33PM

That looks like the one. Is this a good choice, for vibration control, longevity, etc... Or is there a better mousetrap out there?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 05, 2018 02:51PM

You're looking for an industrial style two-piece mount with a steel bushing bonded into one half. - You won't be able to torque your mounting bolt to spec without that bushing. - The other half of the mount is just a donut shape (similar to what Carl linked to.)

From memory,I think the two main suppliers are Lord and Barry Controls. Quick Google search found these references:
[www.lord.com]
[www.novibration.com]
[www.novibration.com]

The mounts I used were given to me by a Barry sales rep. They were the same mounts we used on Volvo Truck's "WG" model for mounting the combined radiator/intercooler assembly. Somewhere deep in my files I may have a Volvo Trucks part number. But if you pick a Lord or Barry part number and Google, you should find lots of online sources. Companies like Grainger or McMaster-Carr...

Or, I expect you could call Fast Cars Inc and either buy mounts through them or else ask them to advise their source...


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 05, 2018 03:15PM

Check out Speedway motors.
Look under "street rod motor mount" for all the mounting goodness that you can handle.
The specific # that you are looking for is 7209314. But there are so many options that you might find a better fit with something else.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: April 05, 2018 04:29PM

Like Fred said, SPEEDWAY MOTORS. That is the vendor I used in 2004. Only the price has changed :-).


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 05, 2018 04:48PM

Also Mantell Motorsports.



Stonesmith
Matt Stonesmith
Boulder Colorado
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1964 MGB stock

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Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: Stonesmith
Date: April 05, 2018 05:05PM

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. The Lord mounts look like a more elegant solution, but would require a fair amount of understanding to select the correct mount from the extensive list.

Alternatively, the Speedway mount is simple, just order it. But maybe not getting the best solution for this particular application.

I suspect ordering from Fast Cars or Mantell is the best solution. I wasn't sure if they would sell such a small item given their sweeping product offering.

Ill give them a call.


302GT
Larry Shimp

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11/17/2007 01:13PM

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1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: 302GT
Date: April 06, 2018 05:22PM

I used Jaguar 6 cylinder engine mounts (XKE or sedan).


302GT
Larry Shimp

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11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: Engine Mounts
Posted by: 302GT
Date: April 07, 2018 03:33PM

Also, Jaguar mounts are easy to get; Rock auto sells them.


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