Been a while since I my last post, this is becoming a habit. Damn this MBA is keeping me busy. Here is a quick look at how we replaced the Plymouth Roadrunner Transmission Mount. You will also get to see the state in which the mount was left and as usual nothing was straight forward!
Here is the old mount, the bush had deformed as the bold slowly ate its way thought the rubber. The mount should have been fitted with a metal sleeve for the bolt to go though. You can see from above and the image of the new mount that the sleeve should protrude from either side of the mound so that there can be no lateral movement.
When we had the old and new mounts out we noticed a problem. Anyone who tinkers with classic cars knows that nothing is ever straight forward, even the simplest of jobs. Basically the transmission mount bolt was too this, this would have left too much play.
We got lucky though, I just happened to have a bolt handy that fit the mount perfectly. This was actually a bolt we removed from the home made leaf spring shackles that we replaced a few days before.
Once we found the bolt it was only a couple of minutes to fit everything back together and get the car back on the road. We hope you enjoyed reading about another little job done on the roadrunner, if you have any questions or want us to write about something in particular, just send us a message.