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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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My friend has a '69 RSSS with the cable on the motor mount. Can someone give me some info on this? Is this a rare option? His car is all original low mile 350/powerglide car. He says it was mounted on the passengers side. Is this correct?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 03:54 PM
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Actually my memory says it was not an option but a recall by Chev. It should be mounted on the drivers side mount, which is the lifting side of the torque on the Chev.V8. Ive seen them in photos of Camaro engines on this site alot. I dont have them so perhaps previous owners removed it or it never saw the recall.
Im sure other more up on this recall will post here too.



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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 04:03 PM
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Yup they were a lift stop that was used to keep the distributor from smashing into the firewall should the motor mount break. Must have been a problem back then. They were use allot on 302,350, and 396 motors. V-8 powered A/C cars did not use them because of the added weight of the compressor on the drivers side of the motor. At least that's what I have alway's been told over the years. As for rare. No, rather not often found. It would be a nice piece to add to your car to finish up a restoration.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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well i think his car has factory a/c. But it definitely would be mounted on the drivers side, correct?

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 04:18 PM
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First hand experience here!! It was a recall as stated and was meant to keep the throttle from sticking when a mount would break. With a broken mount you would step on the gas the engine would torque up on the driver side and hold the throttle from returning.

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 04:42 PM
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A 69 w/350 and AC should have the cable restraint on the passenger side only. For the recall, the drivers side engine mount was changed to the interlocking type.

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 05:11 PM
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I have a lift stop kit for a 69 small block with A/C. The instructions are to thread the cable through the motor mount tower, and attache the two eye ends to one of the A/C compressor bolts. I plan to modify it to work on my A/C big block by fabricating a 1" extension out of 1/8 bar stock.

I also have a kit for a b/b without A/C, but I don't think I can make it work.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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so John, should he have the interlock type on the drivers side? What happed is the motor was pulled and he is trying to put it back stock. The guy doing the engine work is puzzled about the cable being on the passenger side when he pulled the motor. He says he thought it went on the drivers. From what you are telling me, it sounds like it does in fact go on the passenger, with the interlock type on the drivers side, correct?

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 06:19 PM
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When the engine torques up it pivits on the passanger side mount and lifts on the driver side. (even in reverse ) Someone always asks, sorry!
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 06:49 PM
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Yes, there should only be a cable on the passenger side.

This is the way it reads from the "Chevrolet Dealer Product Campaign Bulletin", dated Feb. 18, 1972:

"Cable Unit- R.H. Part #330280
Mount Unit- L.H. Part #3990918
Instruction Sheet No. 330279
Usage- 1969 Novas and Camaros with 302 and 350 cubic inch engines with Air Conditioning.

This cable is for right installation only and includes the same parts and instructions as those for the right hand installation of Unit #330265.....with the cable looped over the manifold under the spark plug shield.

Engine mounting units are used for left hand installation."

The "engine mounting units" are described as interlocking mounts.

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I think I still have a couple NOS setups around that include cables for both sides.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 02, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks John and everyone for the replys. I am going over to his shop today and will relay the info!

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 02, 04:01 AM
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I don't know if I am comparing apples and oranges, but my 68-327 non-AC car has cables on both the drivers and passengers side.

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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 02, 05:06 AM
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Gents,
I have an exciting part for those restoring a 69. I have the original fan shroud with the original tear from the fan when the motor mount broke. Try repo-ing that!!
$500 now or it goes on Ebay!!

Everyone have a happy new Year!!!

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 02, 06:56 AM
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So if I still had the shorts I was wearing when my throttle stuck WO back in the 70's, (because the driver side mount let go) would they be worth something on ebay as unrestored original memorabilia? I think they accually would have to considered modified when that ordeal was over!!

Any idea why they didn't just replace the mounts instead of the cable system? that's what I did when I found the cause of the problem...
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