Pics, swaped the early open cup mount and put in new insulators. Old open insulators was collapsed and cups/mount out of round. First I got confused when new engine/tranny in place pointed the engine offset to passanger side.Checked it over and now to my understanding it is correct in place. I fitted the tranny mount first and then placed the engine mounts with new insulators having the marked arrow towards the block.I can take mesurments pics etc if you want meto,, just give me a note./Michael
Den tors 19 nov. 2020 21:20John Grady <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev:
Hi all .
Working on 300c convert partially assembled by others , very careful work ,but maybe some significant errors . Just sharing experience data , and hoping to find answers too . What follows can happen to anybody ....
we noticed today the tail shaft of the trans is shifted to driver side , drum almost hits driver side floor and this led to noticing whole engine seems angled side to side in frame . I measured front pulley to torsion bar centers , engine is purposely I think shifted by Chrysler to the passenger side by design , approaching a 2” offset . Note this does not matter to driveshaft or rear u joint — if parallel. Rear pinion is parallel to frame ( 90 degree to axle has to be) says engine must be parallel too , for U joints to work right ( hmmmm— re : U joint hassles)
Quick take — it looks like trans mount crossmember (not the rubber mount ) can go into frame 180 out , shifting tail the opposite way (!) . TBD .There are also multiple lower rubber trans mount holes in that crossmember . (?) . I would expect engineering wise engine axis is to be in vertical view parallel to frame / torsion bars? And thus pinion . sideways offset is ok if parallel .
Also says engine mounts are asymmetric or frame weld on front mount places are. Or both . heads up .
Related possibly , I had an awful time for a while last year with a 57 dodge that had been apparently assembled (unknown to anybody— especially me) after a PO engine rebuild ( not by me) with engine mounts swapped left and right and on wrong side of block tabs . that moves engine back and forth . Trans rubber mount was redrilled and was sitting off the crossmember . All the same parts as 300
This one presently has 392 block tabs located behind the mount steel , moving engine back , (? correct) and fan clutch is about 3/4 from radiator . But tie rod is just about touching oil pan drain dip , looks wrong. Block Tabs are maybe 3/8 thick , I might fix that ( if wrong ) by relocating mount tabs ? = engine forward 3/8” ?? Compounding figuring that out, it had wrong tie rod ends, new , too long to adjust properly (from taper bolt to adjusting thread ) and the offset bend was a little different , could not adjust right , that was first clue . now correct 57 ends, but tie rod still very near pan . like 1/8” ?? Ok , -normal or not ?
Anyone ever get into this ? there are 4 ways front mounts can be put in wrong - Rand L and forward back of tabs? it seems.
??? ? normal spacing fan clutch to radiator and tie rod to pan? trans end normal offset to passenger side ?? There are Several tie rod part numbers too . (??)
As those round mounts age , or get oil on them, they tend to sag engine down — pin inside goes up into rubber but imho still serviceable ; on Dodge we put about 3/8” spacer washers under each , raised engine back-up, all is good .
Next , E brake on C was assembled completely missing the straight lever multiplying bar from the pull handle up to pivot pin above . Cable end “U” is now attached direct to handle , which cannot work . I now need that bar and pins ( help !!) cable normally attaches to that lever or “ratio bar “ by a through pin directly opposite cable fire wall hole . Been into that area before — end U breaks off had to weld to fix . Grip on E brake handle on this C is down , yet on 58 we have it is facing up . Is that right ?
This is a very nice car , but I think assembled without good pictures or another one to look at . that is hard...
I will Have to go through end to end..
Carefully done work , but lacking knowing how it was ? ( = take pictures)
Last — and this can drive you to Jack , convert roof cloth seems put on purposely front slightly offset (3/8” toward passenger side) ) , on roof frame and trim ,yet edge of cloth on driver’s side hangs down too much , such that driver window hits it . Head is hurting as to why this ? Rubber on roof rail seems ok , related to window . not into this just yet , but someone may have fought this one already . ? .= somehow Height of convert frame rail on one side when latched ? gap there in roof rail at arm fold is closed .. roughly ok ??
The first day!!
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