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Gearbox resilient Mount

PostPost by: miked » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:43 am

I just noticed that the (top) front and back on these are not the same. The metal part that fastens to the gearbox. One part is higher by about 1/4 inch. Is there a right and wrong way to fit? This must be by design. Is this to stiffen in one direction more than the other.

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PostPost by: miked » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:24 am

Too subtle for anybody to notice the difference then. I guess the high side goes to front as braking force must be greater than accel'. Engine weight must flex the engine mounts and the gearbox mount? Mike
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PostPost by: peterako » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:55 am

Haden't noticed.

But should be replaing mine sometime in the near future and will watch out for this.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:14 pm

They are marked "front".......well at least mine are :wink:
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PostPost by: miked » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:29 am

Brain thanks for taking the time to show us with the photos. Appreciated. I have checked both the new one and the old and neither have any form of direction marking. Looks like there is some reason and not the one I thought.
Thanks for the response Peter.


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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:14 am

miked wrote:Brain thanks....
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Well if it fits it works for me :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: miked » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:32 am

Brian, even! oooops :oops: :oops:

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PostPost by: miked » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:54 pm

Shaun.

Here!
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:25 pm

I thought it will only go on one way? when i was weighing mine up i noticed if it was the wrong way round the gear box V didn't touch the bottom of the V in the mount.. Was a while ago but i seem to remember it fouled the bottom of the gearbox the wrong way round.

That said i have two new mounts i bought a few years ago from Paul Matty that are the same on both sides.
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