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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 01, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just looking for opinions. I am installing a stock 327/210hp motor. I have heard good things about poly-eurathane motor mounts or are these just for high performance engines. thanks Jim.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 01, 05:11 PM
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I am trying to think of a reason I would choose the Urethane mounts over rubber. Are they as soft as the rubber mounts? Will they absorb the vibration any better? I would call the manufacturer of the urethane mounts and have them really sell you on them. There are certain urethane based products that will out perform the vibration damping characteristics of rubber.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 01, 03:04 PM
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Poly mounts are very durable, also transmit lots more vibration into the subframe than stock rubber mounts. Same trade-off as poly suspension bushings.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 01, 05:43 PM
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I like my poly mounts. With an engine that idles very mildly like the LF7 (327/210 horse), you shouldn't notice much of a difference in vibration. I have the same motor and hardly noticed a difference other than that shifts are a bit more firm... I guess do to less torque being absorbed by bushing deflection? This causes a harder hit to the rear wheels? I also replaced the tranny mount with a poly piece.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 01, 07:37 PM
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I don' know if the poly tranny mount is my problem, but i replaced my engine mounts with stiff new rubber, everything fine. changed my old rubber tranny mount to poly, now i feel a lot more vibration. My friend put poly everything in his 68, also some vibration, but who cares? thats what musclecars are about. with your setup it shouldn't be to bad. Also the price is pretty good.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 01, 08:11 PM
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I also really like my poly mounts.
I don't feel any harsh vibrations, and the clutch works VERY smooth.
Like previously stated, more torque goes to the rear wheels!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 01, 11:54 AM
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I have poly motor mounts and a stock tranny mount on my 69 with a 400 small block. I'm not a big fan of them. I am going to switch back to stock style interlocking motor mounts. There was noticeably more vibration transfer with the poly mounts.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 01, 01:40 PM
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I installed the poly motor and tranny mounts . There is definately more vibration but I don't mind it. It's not exactly a fair comparison in my case because the stock mounts, all of them, were broken/cracked. However, I would do it again.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 01, 09:31 AM
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Bought a poly trans mount its too tall,might be your problem.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 01, 11:42 AM
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I've got Energy Suspension poly mounts for both engine and tranny. I don't feel any significant vibration. Look and fit well. Stronger than rubber but that probably isn't a problem with a 327/210....but then my 327/275 with a PG had a torque strap because they used to break engine mounts.

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