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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 14, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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motor cable tie downs

wondering if these cable engine tie downs were used on all v8 engines,mine are still on and curious, as my motor is not a performance motor by any means,thanks in advance, Randy
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Search this site for motor mount recall or go here http://www.autosafety.org/chevrolet-motor-mounts

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 14, 05:29 AM
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The cable tie downs were used on engines with solid throttle linkages, when the motor motors deteriorate the engine would lift on the left side and go to wide open throttle, (and actually experiencing its gut wrenching) Later GM introduced a new style motor mount that has a metal tab under a hoop between the upper and lower portions of the mount, if you have these new style mounts no need to keep the cables.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 14, 07:35 AM
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Rob was bang on. There were a few of surprised drivers back then, althought the cables were usually tossed and lost.
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wondering if these cable engine tie downs were used on all v8 engines,mine are still on and curious, as my motor is not a performance motor by any means,thanks in advance, Randy
The restraining cables were part of the motormount recall, issued in 1971, two years after the 69's were built. The cables were never installed on the assembly line - only by dealers doing the recall fix.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 14, 01:56 PM
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just to be safe, I still use a 3/8 turn buckle fastened to the head and to the frame
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Re: motor cable tie downs

I have them on my Camaro, both sides, however passenger side is a single cable wrap around the exhaust manifold and motor mount. I believe this was used on air condition cars; I don't have air however.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 14, 09:27 PM
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Re: motor cable tie downs

I am sure the recall was for all first gens with V-8s. This is a copy of the recall letter. Also is a picture of the old motor mounts with a separated one at the top. The new mounts are interlocking with rubber between the metal plates.

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