Imagine what might happen if the lil' four-banger was really torquey! It
could really leave some nasty dings under the bonnet! Not to mention the
hoses, cables, exhaust, fuel lines, et al!
From: Douglas Braun & Nadia Papakonstantinou
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 4:40 PM
To: Greg Hendrix
Subject: Re: Noisier after bump
It's nice to know that the motor won't twirl around if the mounts fail!
At 04:10 PM 9/8/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Sorry my post is a little late - I've been out and am just not catching up
>on my digests.
>I was traveling merrily along in my '80 Spitfire shortly after I got it
>I hit a section of blacktop that was being re-surfaced. They had ground
>a few inches perpendicular, across the lane, and when I dropped off and
>back up, the jar was substantial. I noticed an exhaust type
>and thought the worst. Actually, the right motor mount had given way and
>sitting metal-to-metal (the rubber had broken and separated). Less than $20
>and about an hour after beginning, two new motor mounts fixed the problem.
>'74 Spitfire project or parts car for sale