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Motor mount warning....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3Kidsnotime, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
    Posts: 247

    from Utah

    I ordered some parts from our local X-Checker auto now O'reilly and needed a verry common Anchor mount number 2285, Looks like they changed suppliers and has to be the worst quality part I have seen since the import invasion of the early 80's and this might just top them all...30 some years later... I normally do not post if im not happy with a part but this has to be the top... The Anchor mount made in Korea looks good stamp welds metal guage rubber mold looks all good... Now the NEW supplier for Anchor in 20 guage tin and mig welds (made in india) well speaks for itself and verry clear.... I will let you all be the judge...

    side by side ill let you figure out the new india part..














    The box is marked each stay away from the new anchor boxes marked india..
  2. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,093

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    Look like everything were getten now a days
  3. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,750


    Thanks for the heads up, they need to be called out when they sell crap like that.
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 52,016


    the NOS GM mounts like that I have do look a lot better. And I have a couple mounts that are similar to the india one you have, that are several years old. It's hit or miss...some times you get lucky, some times you don't. Maybe you could take it back as defect if and ask for another one, see if you get a better looking mount. Or look for NORS parts on ebay. Or go to your local Chevy dealer and see if they have them still. Be prepared to spend ten times as much

  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,595


    I got a Mount for my 71 GMC the other day that looks pretty decent and is an Anchor brand mount.
    The one shown above is sad and it's really sad that a band that we have trusted for many years would put allow such a sorry excuse for a motor mount get shipped.
  6. srs1
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 206


    I discovered this problem last fall. It sucks!! I have gone to every O'reilly, Auto Zone and Advanced Auto Parts on the north side of houston and was able to find four pair of the good ones. The new ones are pitiful. Nothing is right about them, all the dimensions are off. You can tell before you open the box, they're half the weight! Cheap shit!! On a new chassis I started to use 2283's and napa has a 602-1107 that's really heavy duty.
  7. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,562

    from Oregon

    The Indians don't care what they send out. What they do care about is how many they do in a day! They get paid by the piece, so quantity, not quality!
  8. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
    Posts: 247

    from Utah

    I shame the american based company selling it..... I have never been thrown off as this, the part is cheap but still how could you market that...
  9. T.L.
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 208

    from Colorado

    I bought some Anchor motor mounts for an O.T. car from Checker about 5 years ago, and after I got home and opened the box & saw them, I took them right back. It was obvious they were junk. I ended up getting some OEM mounts from Car Quest (they had to get 'em outta Denver). 'Cost me more than double what the Anchor mounts cost, but well worth it...
  10. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    You cant blame it on India. The store that sells it is ultimately responsible.
    If a waitress brings you burnt toast,who do you blame? Her or the cook? Sure the cook burnt it but the waitress served it anyway.
  11. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498


    l wouldn't trust that junk on my 170HP 305Cl daily driver camaro:eek:

    Later :cool:
  12. Wow, that's crazy!
  13. 3Kidsnotime
    Joined: Oct 4, 2010
    Posts: 247

    from Utah

    Im not going to use them for the price I think im going to hang them on the wall of my shop I get alot of visitors I can show.
  14. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    The Indians have making motor supports since the days they were building Jeeps for WWII and likely earlier. These crappy mounts have to be the result of a manufacturer error (unless directed to by Anchor) and/or a quality control issue at the Indian facility AND Anchor domestic import.
    This degradation of products is often the result of OUR insistance that products be cheap, cheap, CHEAP.

    You're hearing this from someone who worked in antique Ford parts reproductions for many years. Virtually every stock Model A and early Ford V8 is suspended from spring shackles "Made in India".
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  15. Hot Rod Chris
    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
    Posts: 464

    Hot Rod Chris

    Thats what you get when people dont want to pay a little more for a product made in the USA... The majority of people who buy auto parts from chain stores for their daily driver hondas, neons, or whatever dont care or could even tell you the difference in quality, but can sure tell you the difference in price.

    I had customer walk in once and ask for a part(dont remember what it was), gave him prices and said "give me the cheapest one thats why I came here everywhere else they want to fuck me on the price." go get his parts, (he was being a douch the whole time and customers are lolking at him funny)he yanks it off the cointer and looks at it and says "Made in Mexico!? Damn it im tried of all this made in Mexico and shit!" By this time people were looking at him on how rude he was being, amd I politely tell him, "well thats what happens when people dont want to pay a little extra for a product made in the USA..." He just looks at me and walks off... I never did see him come back into the store. :)
  16. Stuff like safety doesn't bother you when you think you'll just be reincarnated anyway.
  17. praisethelowered
    Joined: Aug 14, 2003
    Posts: 1,103


    funny, I'd also avoid anything made by someone who thinks they are going to get "forgiven " and "raptured".
    I'm looking for aethiest-made motor mounts only from now on- no faith-based auto parts for me.
  18. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    I'm not defending any ethnic group, but think about it for more than ten seconds please. These people are building what they are told to build. The American people telling them to cheapen the parts are to blame, and they hope the end user will blame it on the Koreans or the people of India.
  19. Shorty
    Joined: Sep 11, 2002
    Posts: 46


    I work in a big box parts house and we carry Anchor Motor Mounts as well. Its strictly hit or miss with Anchor. We take the mount out of the box and show the customer what they are about to purchase. If the customer wants it so be it! If the customer returns we cheerfully refund or exchange the part regardless if it is good or bad.

    I have taken a lot of heat from my company for doing this but if I didnt do this on all of my hard parts sales I would be doing my customers a disservice...
  20. Duration
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 543

    from Wayne, MI

    sad day indeed when you aspire to source a part from korea to get the better quality! for those common chevy mounts, I buy the heavy duty urethane ones from NPD.
  21. el caballo loco
    Joined: Mar 7, 2012
    Posts: 166

    el caballo loco
    from colorado

    Wow! I wouldn't install a MOPED motor with that hunk o' crap!
  22. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,304

    from Quincy, IL

    I went through this a few years ago with Anchor mounts for and SBF...they were horrible. I trade with a locally non-chain parts house that is a great place to do business, but they tell me the number of parts suppliers for stuff like these mounts is down to maybe one consolidated outfit. So, no matter who your order from, other than OEM dealership, this is the crap we are stuck with. I did as suggested in a prior post here, I found some genuine Ford NOS mounts on e-bay....but the supply of NOS/OEM will run out soon and most especially for less common applications.

  23. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101


    I dunno,I kinda like the paint better on the one from India...;)
    Seriously though, went through this 4 or 5 yrs ago with Balkamp mounts
    from Napa. Same deal,one from India,one from Korea for my 500" Cadillac. Both piss poor thin gauge steel and one had the bottom plate
    welded on upside down so it wouldn't even sit flat on the chassis.
    I sourced some OEM from the local junkyard and used an Energy Suspension polyurethane insert.
  24. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,225

    from Minnesota

    I buy OEM or pull parts from a junker and use or rebuild,same as Ramblur.
  25. Anchor mounts do suck, I end up paying a bit extra for energy suspension mounts.
  26. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,875


    Hey,they care, just not that much! Besides, it's pretty hard to make a decent weld with one hand while you've got the customer service phone in the other doing troubleshooting for a Microsoft customer.
  27. 29ModelAguy
    Joined: Jul 30, 2011
    Posts: 2

    from Montana

    Why don't we as AMERICANS, stand up & tell them to shove their crap!
    Bring the jobs back to the country , that taught them.
    The PROBLEM is with our GOVERNMENT!.
    Tell the GOVERNMENT, that we wnat U.S.A. companies to manufacture HERE!!!

  28. Zigged should've Zagged
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 73

    Zigged should've Zagged
    from Emmaus Pa

    These "suppliers" are really insulting our intelligence, assuming we would never know the difference!
  29. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,040


    Yeah, I've seen some highly variable Anchor mounts.

    I would note that I've bought stuff from GM, for an older US-built GM vehicle, from the dealer, the part came in a GM bag, with a GM sticker on it, labeled 'Made in China'.

    On a 'US-made' Ford product I own (now 20 years old) the OE wheels and most of the plastics on the car are Canadian, the window motors Japanese, the upholstery and soft trim, wiring and most of the in-car electricals from Mexico (a couple years later the wiring for that line started coming from the Philippines), the window tracks from France (though the 'same' car line built in a different plant used a US-sourced track assembly), the steering intermediate shaft from Luxembourg, the brake calipers from Brazil (true I think of most Ford cars for the past thirty years now), a few brake-related electrical bits from Portugal, etc. This particular car line sold in 300K-year quantities at that time.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  30. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 5,768


    I put a made in china balljoint from NAPA in a S 10 less than 30,000 miles and it broke. Motor mounts are one thing but supension parts can kill. Now I go to Bumper to Bumper and get MOOG made in US.

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