Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
Re: Solid motor Mount Question
Solid mounts for the right engine size are a direct replacement for rubber/poly, so you’ll be fine.
Solid are not as harsh as people think, but you will notice it.
That said, unless you are making crazy power and hooking hard or just generally beating the hell out of the car a good poly or even rubber replacement should not break.
I have poly engine mounts and a rubber trans mount, mines an automatic so not quite as violent as a gear car, but they have lived for years behind a 500 horse 406 with a lot of 1/4 mile passes, and now a 600+ ish motor (but no passes yet). You don’t need solids unless racing or lots of power and hook.
The old cable or chain or whatever was a bandaid for the non captive type motor mount, so there is no reason for that mess (in my opinion) to be hanging off the side of your motor. I don’t think you can buy a non captive mount anymore.
But hey, if you want them solids will be fine, just not necessary in my opinion.
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.
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