Engine front support question

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dlevy
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Engine front support question

Post by dlevy » March 6th, 2020, 1:58 pm

Hi,

What is the correct engine front support?

The parts in the top of the picture with the double spring were the pieces I removed when I disassembled the truck.

The parts in the bags are what I bought from Snyder’s as a front engine mount kit with 3 individual springs and a spring plate.

Thanks
Dave
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Re: Engine front support question

Post by Hayslip » March 6th, 2020, 2:33 pm

Google :image for model A Ford front motor mount and see fig 1081 and 1224. These are from the Ford Service Bulletins.
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dlevy
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Re: Engine front support question

Post by dlevy » March 6th, 2020, 3:08 pm

Thanks.

So the top version was original and the Service Bulletins reflect upgrades?

Thanks
Dave

Bob C
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Re: Engine front support question

Post by Bob C » March 6th, 2020, 3:56 pm

The top one is aftermarket and they had rubber inside the springs.
You have to check the springs on the new kit as some of the springs are to long.
I think Bert's sells a kit with the correct springs. Marco has the prints for the springs on his site. https://web.archive.org/web/20140609222 ... /mount.htm

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Re: Engine front support question

Post by dlevy » March 7th, 2020, 7:11 am

Great info!

Thanks!

Dave

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Re: Engine front support question

Post by stew » March 7th, 2020, 8:58 am

From The Judging Standards ...
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Re: Engine front support question

Post by Chris Haynes » March 7th, 2020, 12:07 pm

I just bought the Floating Front mount from Snyder's. This is the upgrade that Henry used on the "B" engines. https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Prod ... otor-parts

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Re: Engine front support question

Post by dlevy » March 9th, 2020, 8:20 pm

Forgive this question, but the judging standards refer to a black enameled castle nut and cotter pin.

So it was painted black or was there a special electro-finish?

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Re: Engine front support question

Post by Bob C » March 10th, 2020, 10:10 am

The parts book show the nut had a Japan black finish. I think the front mount was
installed in the chassis before the engine so it may have been painted with the frame.

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