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How not to mount an engine...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blacktop Graffiti, May 23, 2011.

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  1. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 733

    from MASS.

    wow. & i thought the "hurst" mount i just pulled out of a car was bad...& that thing was hacked out of diamond plate with a torch, with absolutely no regard to symmetry! i'll try & find you a pic of that gem.
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 271


    Jeez at least it's his former son in law
  3. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,919


    Ha! I call you on your styrofoam and elmers glue with plastic grocery sacks and spit.
  4. outcast13
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 180


    So thats where the alternator spacer went .................................
  5. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,582

    1. a veteran died today

    hey Its only temporary, unless it works...

    besides there is no gravity, the earth sucks
  6. Hoodlum Rocky
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 62

    Hoodlum Rocky

    Thats why i get nervous when i buy cars that i cant see in person and people talk about the swaps they did. It looked like what my high school teacher use to refer as a trained chicken walked over it!!
  7. Kinda reminds me of coat hanger welds that I've seen - only this one looks like he grabbed the PLASTIC coat hangers....


  8. As sienfeld says "not that theres anything wrong with that"
  9. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    How 'bout some 'baling wire' and some
    twine, too'??? And you forgot duct tape.
    damnit! You can't build anything properly
    without duct tape!!!!:eek::D

  10. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,093

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    Hey isnt that the one you want 4,500 for?
  11. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    Bought a "hot rod" 47 Ford coupe many moons ago that had a 371 Olds and hydramatic. X-member had been torched away, and replaced with some I-beams laid parallel to the frame and tack-welded in place. Rear trans mount was a piece of aluminum rectangular tubing held to the I-beams with some C-clamps. It ran...but man, was it squishy when it shifted. That took about two full weeks of intensive work to cure.

  12. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,278


    AND a great welder!!!
  13. ganga
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 152


    I agree
  14. thepolecat
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 687

    1. S.F.C.C.

    that guy must have been a "rat rodder" at heart.
  15. Mad Mark
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
    Posts: 481

    Mad Mark

    I can remember back when I worked at a body shop at our local Chevy dealership & I was checking out a truck that one of the serivce writers owned. Guys were huddled around it with the hood opened & someone told me to check it out. The most obvious thing was the Pontiac engine. Then I was pointed out the motor mounts made from chain links. Beyond hillbilly engineering.
  16. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Well....if he at least welded the chain links
    together to make 'em solid maybe.... :eek::D

  17. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,894


    My brother and his buddy were racing their old pick-ups.

    56 Ford vs 58 Chevy.

    The Chevy owner had bolted his small block in with All-Thread.

    The engine twisted loose, wrapped the fuel ine and the truck caught fire.

    The gas tanks were behind the seat in those trucks.

    The boy was screaming for help as he burned alive but the fire was too intense for my brother to save him.

    My brother has lived with those nightmares for many years.
  18. I didn't set the price on it. On the other hand, I also want the car, so I didn't argue, it's pretty damned solid otherwise and what does a set of motor mounts cost? $100?

    ... and please don't tell me you're another one of these morons who doesn't understand what an asking price is.
  19. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 845

    from SoCal

    Proof that tools may need to be licensed

    Poverty leaves an impression
  20. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    ^^ yeah, so anybody that needs to learn and cant afford to go to school is fuckt!
    its not the tools, its the users common sense on puttin lifes at risk because of their shitty work.

    I learned weldin w/ a stick welder doin my own bicycles and stuff, it was years b4 i felt confident to weld on a car. and this is the way it should be.

    Anyways, the gas tank is kinda of a joke to look at. cant understand what the mounts are or how they actually mount anything.
  21. If you cant weld good... weld a lot....
  22. We probably know people that have tried!;)
  23. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Remember some of the stuff a certain very good friend of mine with the initials LL used to do?:eek:
  24. Gee to think that I've been overbuilding for years! I could have saved a lot of steel on the various projects had I known how to set 'er up like this,ha,ha.....
    What an idiot.

  25. Nah pal, if you can't use common sense the rules pretty much lay it out for you, most cars over here are backyard built, not everyone in NZ is a certified engineer or welder for that matter and the system works good, and beleive me for the size of this country theres a shitload of cars being built, when it was first introduced there was alot of guys with attitudes just like you but it works.
  26. KrisKustomPaint
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    Hey now, I can lay down a decent bead with a coat hanger.
  27. ScottV
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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  28. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    i thought that was chicken poop on there, till i looked closer and realized it was his welding....
  29. Colin HD
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 274

    Colin HD

    Anybody have a copy of Street Rodder (or maybe Hot Rod) from around ’79 where they showed several photos of ‘how not to do stuff!”
    Would tie in very nicely to this thread.
  30. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    The bigger the glob, the better the job.
    I had a friend in high school who had a 54 Ford pick-up. Steering box welded to the frame and was reversed. Wheel right, turn left. Took some gettin used to but the guy who tried to steal it wasnt hard to catch. He got TWO surprises that night.
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