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The Cars => 1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H => Topic started by: papa scoops on October 16, 2019, 04:39:10 PM

Title: motor mounts
Post by: papa scoops on October 16, 2019, 04:39:10 PM
66 1122 both ford and sa build 2/66. what is the correct motor mount? (I know what the ford parts book says) the car has the simpler 66 motor mounts on it, l&r the same, I put  one on back in 1975, but don't remember what came off of it, can't find it. who has the best reproduction? anyone around my number with original mounts left? phred
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: J_Speegle on October 16, 2019, 04:49:50 PM
Since we're sort of guessing when the car was completed at San Jose would expect that they were the 66 and up style - the simple ones with a lot less parts based on other unrestored Mustang and Shelby examples from around the first couple of months of the new calendar year
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: Greg on October 16, 2019, 04:51:37 PM
66 1122 both ford and sa build 2/66. what is the correct motor mount? (I know what the ford parts book says) the car has the simpler 66 motor mounts on it, l&r the same, I put  one on back in 1975, but don't remember what came off of it, can't find it. who has the best reproduction? anyone around my number with original mounts left? phred

6S1078 has the simple ones as well.
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: papa scoops on October 16, 2019, 05:06:03 PM
Shelby build was also feb 66, sold 2/28/66. phred
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: 6s1640 on October 16, 2019, 06:15:41 PM
Hi Phred,  I expect you car got the LoPo standard motor mounts, but if you want to spend the big money for HiPo, go for it.  Scott Drake sells a concours kit for $437.95 or you can find an original set, as much as $1500.  I am happy to spend your money if you need the help.

Cory

https://www.ebay.com/itm/289K-Shelby-Motor-Mounts-Engine-1965-Mustang-Hi-Po-Ford-65-NOS/174044580001?epid=1123083074&hash=item2885dd88a1:g:tigAAOSw2s5djPk-
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: J_Speegle on October 16, 2019, 06:20:08 PM
Double check my spread sheets and pictures and your well within the "range" for the later version.
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: GT350Lad on October 17, 2019, 05:20:56 AM
Double check my spread sheets and pictures and your well within the "range" for the later version.

Hi Jeff was it around the 6S700-800 range?
cheers
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: kingchief on October 17, 2019, 08:57:02 AM
Would LOVE to see pictures of correct mount! It sure helps when sifting through epay listings!

Cheers,

Steve
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: gt350hr on October 17, 2019, 10:58:56 AM
Double check my spread sheets and pictures and your well within the "range" for the later version.

Hi Jeff was it around the 6S700-800 range?
cheers

        That is a "safe" range because of the "random nature" the cars were built in.Possibly some in the 600's as well had later mounts. I have seen originals in the 600s and 700's with HiPo multi piece mounts. "I" haven't seen one in the 800's but some have been reported. "I" have suspected this was a "running change" by Ford , not a SAI request. I base that on some production K code ,'66 Mustangs with "lopo" mounts that I have seen "in the day". We could probably narrow it down by Ford vin.
       Randy
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: J_Speegle on October 17, 2019, 01:58:57 PM
Hi Jeff was it around the 6S700-800 range?

Going by Ford VINs might be a little or accurate but even then the spread would be 5-7000 numbers but yes in the mid to late 700's I would think one would be safe to go with the later version if the car has been played with, restored, engine rebuilt/removed or something else that would make one think that the could have been changed out. Basically you don't know for certain that what you have is original and your making a choice at that point.

Part/engineering number on the mounts is a useful clue also - to confirm if they aren't original
Title: Re: motor mounts
Post by: GT350Lad on October 17, 2019, 03:18:14 PM
Thanks Jeff, I remembered the discussion from forum 1.0