Engine mounts
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Haha, yeah the good old days. There were a lot of cars with chained down engines. I even had heavy duty hose clamps wrapped around the trans mount. We even drilled the motor mount and put a bolt through it on one car. My car probably didn't make more than 400 "real" motor horsepower, but I had a 200 horse NOS cheater system on it and a clutch that was more like an on/off switch. It didn't take much to break the old style mounts (heck, I pulled a brand new one apart with a 15" prybar and little effort the other day). I had a friend with a 72 coupe with a stock 351W 2 barrel automatic that broke mounts. Its funny, I remember that clunking sound, you mentioned, when he broke that mount. He said "what the hell was that" I just laughed and said your engine is trying to escape because of how you abuse it. 

These are the reasons I wanted to stick with the captured type mounts after you guys pointed out that is was the car had in it. Not that this 302 will make more than 225-250 h.p. if that.  

What is really funny is, after all this trouble, I get the engine in and go to install the trans, but oh no the seperator plate is wrong. It is for a 157T flywheel and bellhousing. That explains why it was laying in the trunk when I bought the car. Now I get to wait a few more days for another seperator plate.
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Confused Sometimes you just can't win for losing. LOL! I wish I had a dollar for all the screwups I've dealt with over the last 62 years. I might not be rich? But I'd sure have a lot of dollars!  Cool

JTS
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