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Old 28th October 2008, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Engine mounts

'Ello all

Interested to know the for and against arguments for solid mounts v bushed mounts for my RCR/LS7. Fran has (kindly) supplied me with some excellent solid mounts for my LS7 which he made up in his shop. These could be re-engineered to accept bushes but I don't which is the best route to take. Power approx 550 bhp and a mixture of road and track use (mostly road I guess) through a SPEC 10.5" clutch which includes a marcel plate (so whilst still well able to handle the power and torque will take up the drive smoothly)

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Old 29th October 2008, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Engine mounts

John,
I guess it depends on how much excitement or weight loss you want from that giant vibrator!!! Seriously, there will be a little more engine movement rather than passenger, with the bushes.

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Re: Engine mounts

I have the Energy Suspension Poly mounts from RCR in the front. The Mid-mount via the adapter plate is through a couple of very dense nylon/delrin bushings. I have also crafted a rear mount/support for the G50 transaxle at the rear. This mount is solid.

I can't tell you what the overall net effect is because I've yet to start it or drive it. I would be somewhat concerned about using solid mounts into the sides of the tub for fear that it would magnify the vibrations - much like a speaker cone.

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Old 29th October 2008, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Engine mounts

Bill, Randy

Many thanks for replies. I had'nt thought about the "drum" effect on the mono but makes good sense. I guess that any attendant sympathetic vibration might also have a detrimental effect on other fixings.

Still learnin' at 64

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