'67 Electra Cvt. 430 motor mounts

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by 67 Electra Cvt, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. 67 Electra Cvt

    67 Electra Cvt 18+ feet and counting

    I am going to replace both motor mounts in my Electra and have been reading some older posts regarding the issues with replacement motor mounts not fitting correctly. Most of the posts were Riviera owners.

    Is there a difference between big car and Riviera mounts? Can I just order the ones from Rock or should I get the originals revulcanized?
     
  2. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I'd check TA Performance, Rock Auto can be a crap shoot if your not sure what your ordering.
     
  3. 67 Electra Cvt

    67 Electra Cvt 18+ feet and counting

    Mark, thanks for your reply. I did check TA and under the listing for 430 their website states:

    Does NOT fit `67-`70 fullsize including Riviera or original `67 GS 400 models

    I ordered a pair from Rock so I will see if they are the same as the originals when they get here. Is there any one revulcanizing old motor mounts?
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  5. 67 Electra Cvt

    67 Electra Cvt 18+ feet and counting

    Jim, thanks for the info. I will have to give Steele a call. Also, I didn't realize I posted this in the Race 400/430/455 forum. Can you move it to the Street/Strip one? I might get more responses there. Thanks.
     
  6. No Lift

    No Lift Platinum Level Contributor

    The '67 GS400 had specific one year only for that model motor mounts that are not available new. I'm not sure about the big cars. On the other hand last year I swapped out what appeared to be original '69 GS 400 motor mounts with Anchor mounts from Summit and they took some real screwing around to get them to fit. I'd try some Pioneer's or another brand if I had to do it again.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ani-2291
     
  7. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Of course, NOTHING is ever available for what your looking for:(
    Hope the Rock Auto mounts work, let us know:cool:
     
  8. lemmy-67

    lemmy-67 Gold Level Contributor

    The ones on the Summit Racing link are *NOT* the correct mounts for the 430 Riviera motor. The bottom edges need to be sliced off in order to clear the frame.

    I had to look all over to find the correct pair to replace mine...both were busted & I'd just finished a round trip from the Bay Area to Colorado Springs.
     
  9. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    I bought the replacements for my 67 Electra from old car parts. They're reinforced so I won't destroy another fan shroud and fit perfectly except for having to clean some rubber out of the mounting holes.
     
  10. 67 Electra Cvt

    67 Electra Cvt 18+ feet and counting

    The mounts I received from Rock have the 2 holes and I don’t think they are going to fit correctly. I have all the bolts out, but haven’t lifted the engine yet. I think I’m going to have to grind off the 1 hole.

    I checked the CARS website and they have the 2 hole mounts as well.

    Without a hoist, what is the best way to life the engine?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    The ones I got had the 2 holes on 1 side and 1 hole on the other. They are universal so just line up in the area where the hole was on the old one. I put the 2 hole one on the driver side. Actually they just sort of fall in place where it's supposed to be and no trimming is necessary. I believe it's the lower holes on a B/C body.

    Back when I didn't have a hoist I always put a piece of wood on the jack to spread the force and keep from denting then lifted from the bottom of the oil pan with the car on jackstands. Make sure to keep the drain plug clear so it doesn't crush upward.
     
  12. 67 Electra Cvt

    67 Electra Cvt 18+ feet and counting

    Hi Bill, thanks for your reply. The ones I received from Rock have 2 holes on each side. Once I get the old ones out, I’ll compare them to the new ones and go from there.

    Using the oil pan makes me nervous, but I have read other posts here where people did that. I plan on using a piece of 2”x 12” to spread out the weight, being careful of the drain plug.

    I have seen others using the balancer, but that seems like a lot of weight in one contact point.
     
  13. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    For me it's a clearance issue. If your lifting from the balancer then you have no place to work. It also makes me nervous lifting all that weight on a round area while your contact point is tiny. Just make sure your piece of wood clears the frame and covers at least 3 edges on the bottom of the pan.
     
  14. 67 Electra Cvt

    67 Electra Cvt 18+ feet and counting

    So an update for all. The motor mounts from Rock Auto were the correct type. Part # A2291. My '67 Electra has the 2 holes on each flange and they matched up perfectly. Both were not in too bad of shape, but needed to be replaced. I used the sides of the oil pan, where it meets the block to jack up the engine. Had to remove the starter on the passenger side, but was much more stable that way.

    Now I'm onto the transmission pad. It is soaked in ATF and is practically crumbling. I will need to replace the CV and U-joints as well.

    Thanks to all who responded to my questions. They were a big help!
     
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