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Offline evantugby

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Motor Mounts for Metuchen 1966 Kar
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:09:38 PM »
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I'm redoing a number of components today so bare with me on the questions that will be coming in.

I'm looking at http://65kresto.blogspot.com/2010/ on date 8/9/10 where caspian65 shows how he finished his motor mounts for his 1965 car.  It shows the metal some sort of darker gray color. 

Question 1:  Would the motor mount metal brackets on a 1966 kar (built Metuchen 23 Oct 1965) been the same color or were they painted black? If they do get a certain color, what color is best to use? 

Question 2:  Looks like yellow slash on rubber insulator and also a blue dot each side for typical paint markings, correct? 
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 01:19:16 PM by evantugby »
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Re: Motor Mounts for Metuchen 1966 Kar
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 01:25:34 PM »
The K motor mounts like this were all finished the same.  Those I did in the pic referenced are plain steel that was tumbled.  The mounts were never painted black.  What you're seeing that looks dark is probably just the lighting of the pic. 

I've only seen yellow markings on the rubber insulators, haven't seen blue, not sure where you got that from my pic?  Those are NOS insulators.
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Re: Motor Mounts for Metuchen 1966 Kar
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 03:13:57 PM »
The K motor mounts like this were all finished the same.  Those I did in the pic referenced are plain steel that was tumbled.  The mounts were never painted black.  What you're seeing that looks dark is probably just the lighting of the pic. 

I've only seen yellow markings on the rubber insulators, haven't seen blue, not sure where you got that from my pic?  Those are NOS insulators.

In reference to my blue dot comment:  Tony Gregory's 4th edition HiPo 289 book mentions on page 164 that motor mounts (top half) received a blue dot each side, yellow slash on rubber insulator) for 1964.5/65).  I do know this book isn't 100% accurate but motor mounts have been documented on K-codes as having a blue dot on the motor mounts. 
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Re: Motor Mounts for Metuchen 1966 Kar
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 03:39:34 PM »
.......... I do know this book isn't 100% accurate but motor mounts have been documented on K-codes as having a blue dot on the motor mounts.

I haven't seen or heard of any blue marks or what purpose they would have served. Yellow was used on many through the years IMHO to help them be visible to workers and help guide their eyes quickly to the motor mounts when guiding the engine into place on the line.

Since you state they have been documented - from what cars, time periods and plants have they been documented from?

Finish for yours and (per your example) 65 ones would be all the same. How to acchive this? Would check out some of the threads on metal treating and conditioning for clues
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Re: Motor Mounts for Metuchen 1966 Kar
« Reply #4 on: Today at 09:57:06 AM »
I haven't seen or heard of any blue marks or what purpose they would have served. Yellow was used on many through the years IMHO to help them be visible to workers and help guide their eyes quickly to the motor mounts when guiding the engine into place on the line.

Since you state they have been documented - from what cars, time periods and plants have they been documented from?

Finish for yours and (per your example) 65 ones would be all the same. How to acchive this? Would check out some of the threads on metal treating and conditioning for clues

Jeff,
Sorry, I should have said blue dots on motor mounts "must have been documented" if they made it into Tony Gregory's HiPo 289 book.    Where is this Tony Gregory anyway?  Let's ask him! ;)
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