On my 62 H we just finished installing the engine and trans in the sub frame. I ordered and installed that part # 187 from Gary that Rich mentioned. It is a rubber grommet that installs in the hole in the cross member projection that the trans sits on. The outside diameter of the grommet is about the same as the inside diameter of the large spring between the frame and the bottom of the trans mount, so it would keep the spring centered.
Mike Meier provided me with the bolt I was missing. The way mine installed there is still approximately ½” clearance between the large washer at the bolt head and the bottom of the rubber grommet, so the rear of the trans could raise up about ½” before the bolt would stop the movement up. There is also a smaller washer at the bottom of the thread on the bolt, that passes through the grommet and bottoms out on the bottom of the motor mount when fully tightened.
Hopefully, nothing is wrong or missing, and the parts and installation follow the illustrations in the service manual, but it doesn’t seem like an award winning design to me.
And I don’t know if earlier or later cars were done the same way.
I think this also explains the nasty CLUNK sound when going into reverse. This is even after a new ball and grunion and u-joint were installed.
I don’t know where my Goers catalog is right now, so not sure if he repo’d them or not.
Posted by: "Carlton Schroeder" <schroe99@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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