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Tony M
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Hello again . So after I removed the oil pan, 4 freeze plugs, exhaust manifolds, etc,etc, I am down to the MOTOR MOUNTS. I removed the nuts and bolts on the mounts, and loosened 2 bolts on the trans mount. Started to jack up the engine and it seemed tight so I shut down for the night. Is there anything else that I should be aware of and /or loosen up before I put some big muscle on jacking up the engine when I get back to it tomorrow ? Thanks again. Tony M.

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Thanks Mike. Do the brackets that mount to the block need to be removed too ?

Also , do you have any pix of the bottom of the motor and trans. I'm repainting and want correct colors. I know the oil pan is Buick green. What about fly wheel cover? Trans pan etc. Thanks again

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Ok. Next issue. The studs on the old mounts are spaced at 1-9/16" center to center. The studs on the new mounts are 1-7/16" center to center. If I spread them apart, I'm sure that they will not insert into the holes correctly. Should I look at a different supplier ?

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Ok. Before I do any modifications, I ordered a new set from Bobs Automobilia. At least I might have a chance of getting an original set of mounts that were revulcanized. I HOPE.... Another weekend of looking at the ol' Buick sitting on jack stands instead of wearing out the tires. Thanks again everybody.

Tony M.

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Ok. Next issue. The studs on the old mounts are spaced at 1-9/16" center to center. The studs on the new mounts are 1-7/16" center to center. If I spread them apart, I'm sure that they will not insert into the holes correctly. Should I look at a different supplier ?

Hey Tony, did you get the improperly spaced mounts from CARS? Because that's what I bought, I haven't had a chance to try them yet.

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Ok. Before I do any modifications, I ordered a new set from Bobs Automobilia. At least I might have a chance of getting an original set of mounts that were revulcanized. I HOPE.... Another weekend of looking at the ol' Buick sitting on jack stands instead of wearing out the tires. Thanks again everybody.

Tony M.

Tony has more patience than I do, but I have an excuse...I'm old :D

Willie

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Why would they make mounts that are off by an 1/8th inch, how exactly does that happen haha? I'll try them before moving forward but I'm thinking I might try to have the originals remanufactured if possible. I also noticed that the base of the CARS mounts just look kind of chintzy they are made of thinner flat pieces of steel. They are adequate I suppose but Buick did it better, no surprise there.

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All. They are from CARS. I did order another pair from Bobs Automobilia, hoping that I will get back an original pair that was revulcanized. I need to return my old ones. Can't wait to get those to see if they are any better, Before I start " Modifying ". Thanks for the patience comment OLD TANK. I will keep everyone posted.

Tony M

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OK. Now were getting close !!! I received the next set of motor mounts. Looks like they were originals that were revulcanized. So far it looks like an EXACT MATCH. Spread and locations. Now all I have to do is get them installed. Darn day job gets in the way of all my fun. Tony M.

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Latest and GREATEST. The new motor mounts just about fell into place with no effort at all. These were original mounts that were revulcanized. If I had these originally, replacement time would have been under 2 hours without a doubt. NO MODIFICATION NEEDED.

Now all I need to do is get everything put back together that I needed to take off to replace the oil pan gasket.

Tony M.

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