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smilinjack

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95 Ranger - 2000 Mustang K member - Cleveland Block, Toploader Trans
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getting ready to establish motor mounts on to this K member (custom fab mounts) and started thinking about vibration elimination as opposed to a hard mount to the K. I had purchased a poly Trans mount for the toploader support and was impressed by what appears to be a "stout" piece. So now I'm wondering if I were to incorporate 2 of these pieces into the custom motor mounts if they could handle the "motor abuse" too??? No response from manufacturer so I'm puttin' it out there to the "real" experts! Thanks
 


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They say you're not suppose to mix those up.. meaning transmission mount polly and engines rubber..or vice versa
 

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Thanks Joe. Are you aware of any science or application of that theory? Looking at these things, it just doesn't seem like rocket science.:cool:
 

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I would suggest going all poly or all rubber. The rubber motor mounts allow a certain amount of flex, but the stiff poly trans mount refuses to flex as much & could cause the trans mount to crack or break. The engine & transmission are bolted together as a solid unit & should be able to flex as a single unit under torque.
 

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poly works well ive been using these for about 6 years in a offroad race application. they have various year and engine combos on the site. sounds like you might have installed a 302/5.0? im pretty sure they have the right ones for you highly recommend em!
link is just an example..
 

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Thanks for the replies. Both are appreciated. Actually I did (am in the process of doing) a 408 Cleveland. Looks like I'm goin with solid motor mounts.
I've decided to install "hard" rubber (70 durameter rtg.) pads between the mounts and the k member brackets. I think those will pair with the poly trans mount. Not perfect but a little better.
 


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