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Technical Chevelle "Torque Strap"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Byers, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Byers
    Joined: Sep 9, 2014
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    Byers

    Not sure of the right name for this. It came off of a 1971 Chevelle. He says they called it a Torque Strap, but I can't find any info on a Torque Strap. He says it bolted to the frame and went over the motor mount to keep it secure when the engine is really launching.

    Here's a pic:

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    Any idea of the Technical Name for it, I'd appreciate it. I'll like any good comments!!!
     
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  2. Byers
    Joined: Sep 9, 2014
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    Byers

    Nevermind... I guess it's an aftermarket recall part. Was put on by the dealer to prevent the engine from going crazy if a motor mount gets broken.
     
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    that's right.... the original design motor mounts didn't have anything to limit movement, and it was a big problem when they broke, and the engine raised up, and held the throttle open. that was in the days before cable operated throttles, you know
     
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  4. Mike51Merc
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    There were some problems with Chevy motor mounts back then. My dad had a '70 Impala wagon. One day the motor mount broke, the engine tilted, and the throttle went WOT.
     
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  5. 270283
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
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    The more permanent cure was sidemounts that interlocked if the rubber pad separated. I had the torque strap on my Camaro in 1968.
     
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  6. Byers
    Joined: Sep 9, 2014
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    Byers

    Other names: Anti-Lift Bracket, Stop Bracket
     
  7. There were a couple of different types of straps, the ones for the Belairs, etc were a bit different. My dad had a '68 Impala wagon with a 327 and TH400 that we beat the snot out of.

    It broke a mount on me... nailed the throttle wide open and pulled the hose out of the brake booster. I was very glad that there wasn't anyone close in front of me. I guess dad missed the recall somewhere. I got a mount for it, the new safety type.
     
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  8. My uncle's '68 Impala 325hp 396 had one.
     
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  9. I've often used one of these.:) th.jpg
     
  10. aplayer
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
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    Ditto. had a chain on my chevelle. My kid thought it was pretty cool.
     
  11. 1lucky1
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    from Morgan NJ

    My 66 Chevy ll 283 wagon has one and a smog pump!
     
  12. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
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    from florida

    My 64 Impala kept breaking distributor caps and I couldn't figure out why. So one day I had a buddy brake race it and I watched the motor come up on the drivers side and the distributor smacked the firewall. Chevy had a recall and added that mount to fix the problem.

    Don
     
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  13. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    I had a chain strap on my F100 after breaking 2 Chevy engine mounts...then redesigned the mounts.
    Now, it's... "F100! Unchained!"
     
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  14. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    My 427 impala did it one day.....and that was one of the rare times the tires hooked up and I almost rear ended a mini van. Sure was wishing someone had installed one of those on my car at that point.
     
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  15. We run a bolt throught the sbc motor mount with a double nut on the one side its loose but holds if the mount fails
     
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