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MOTOR MOUNT QUESTION...(6599)
I'm installing new motor mounts in the 0-145. 2 of the old mounts have
washer (spacers) on them. Is there a measurement or angle or distance
that I should line the motor up with? Maybe the spacers were installed
due to sagging mounts and I won't need them now. Any help would be appreaciated.
thanks Sam Klippert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hmmm...Spacers? Never have seen that. I like to take the whole leg off
the engine and change the isolator in a vice. Remove the two 1/4" bolts,
then spring the gap with a tapered chisel and slip the new part. Be sure
the ridge is on the bottom. Someone may have tried to offset the thrust
line for one reason or another. I don't believe anything other than "straight"
has any advantage. Mike Williams says some Swift engine mounts have a
higher thrust line and they go faster that way. I don't know. -- Jim
NOW WE'RE REALLY GETTING
IN TO THE DETAILS... (070500)
Subj: Engine Mount
From: Bud England <Dalswift1@aol.com>
Jim: What color was engine mount when it came from the factory? I've got
both a silver one and black one. -- Bud
They were silver. -- Jim