Rear transmission mounts: SOLVED

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Re: Rear transmission mounts

#16 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:04 am

That’s good! I also realized my driveway could have settled which is harder to check.
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#17 Post by Al Zim » Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:02 am

Fortunately there are electronic gauges that will help you set the torsion bar angle front and rear. BUT! the alignment (Hunter) rack is short between the front axle pivots and the rear axil pivot which makes for a situation that takes extra time to get the rear to be correctly set. You have got to drive the car for 50 or so miles to get the suspension to return to the new setting.
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Re: Rear transmission mounts

#18 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:32 am

Alignment I can handle nicely with strings, plumb bob and a tape measure. I can even make it go straight!
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#19 Post by Wes Bender » Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:55 pm

For the cost of the alignment, you could have the driveway graded and repaved. Do you make your marks right on the concrete floor, or do you put masking tape down like I do? (It was a lot harder to do before I discovered concrete a few years ago.) Did you check Harlan's suggestion? Was there anything else that you did that is remotely connected to the transmission mounting?
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Re: Rear transmission mounts

#20 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:32 pm

Harlan’s suggestion seems like the only possibility, and I did have the hoop bolts out. When I ran them in I wasn’t thinking about getting them positioned correctly. I do put tape down for marking on with a pen. I still have some 2” and 3/4” yellow masking tape from when I closed my body shop. Once it’s gone I’ll be back to cringing at $8 rolls of tape.
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Re: Rear transmission mounts

#21 Post by Jerry Powell » Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:36 pm

Instead of a new driveway as Wes suggested maybe you need something like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAKnFt8 ... c&index=20

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#22 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:29 pm

From Wes’s suggestion about a repaved drive I wonder if he spends thousands of dollars for a wheel alignment.
I had intended to pick up a 2x12 today to make a version of what’s in the video, but I forgot
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#23 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:26 pm

Vic, would you elaborate on the adjustment of the front transaxle mounts? I know you can adjust fore and aft with the shims but curious about up and down.

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Re: Rear transmission mounts

#24 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:43 pm

Vic did elaborate- that part has no adjustment.
Thanks everybody for all the suggestions. I was able to loosen the hoop bolts enough to see the hoop got itself properly into position.
Turns out my issue was not the impossible problem I thought I had. I had loosened one side of the bumper to tighten the exhaust funnel, and apparently retightened the bumper a trifle lower than it had been, 8 mm max. One bumper guard has a fresh grind on it, the muffler only has old marks. My drive has the absolute steepest angle that my car can negotiate, as long as the bumper is straight.
My apologies, next time I ask for help I’ll make sure I know what I am talking about.
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Re: Rear transmission mounts: SOLVED

#25 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:09 pm

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#26 Post by Brian R Adams » Thu Jul 07, 2022 3:20 pm

Jerry Powell wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:36 pm
Instead of a new driveway as Wes suggested maybe you need something like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAKnFt8 ... c&index=20
Uh, painting rubber? They get a consolation prize for optimism, anyway. At least peeling it back to bare rubber will be a cinch.
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Re: Rear transmission mounts: SOLVED

#27 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:25 pm

Reminds me all too much of painting modern car polypropylene bumpers at my shop. If you did everything just right, the paint mostly stayed on.
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Re: Rear transmission mounts: SOLVED

#28 Post by Ken Tuvman » Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:59 pm

Glad you figured it out Martin and got to the “bottom” of it.
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