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Volvo Motor Mounts

Post by fp55scca » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:07 pm

--As a follow-on to the recent discussion on Volvo motor mounts, I purchased
some after-market Volvo motor mounts ('93 240, RH) from my local Advance
Autoparts store. Imported by "Anchor", P/N 2429, made in India.

--I concur with Alvon's measurements: these Volvo mounts are about
1.87"(47.35mm) tall, as compared to 2"(51mm) for the stock 1.8/2.0L mount.

--These aftermarket Volvo motor mounts appear to be slightly softer than
stock ones. Is the Volvo original (available thru dealers) also softer; or, is
it because these are just crappy examples of aftermarket? Thanks.
Jim

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Re: Volvo Motor Mounts

Post by rridge » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:50 pm

Jim,

The dealer part is softer than some aftermarket Volvo mounts and all aftermarket
Fiat ones. I believe Scan-Tech sells a soft one. I got some German Volvo
mounts that might have doubled as hockey pucks. Traded them to Carl for Volvo
OEM mounts.

It's not difficult to make either a hard or soft mount. The trick is to make a
soft strong one. The real Volvo mount will stand up to the the torque of a
Volvo 2.4 liter Turbo. Seems to be holding up in my Spider also.

Richard
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Re: Richard......perfect,

Post by fp55scca » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:51 pm

.....do you remember where you got the German Volvo mounts? I'm looking
for "hockey pucks" that are shorter than the stock mounts!
Jim

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72 Spider - owned since July '73
74 Spider - daily driver
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Re: Richard......perfect,

Post by rridge » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:35 pm

Jim,

The brand was Meyle. No longer sure what the source was. It was an online
Volvo parts seller. I think Meyle has a U.S. distributor. From the Mira
archive:

156969 Mon 8th Jan 2007 08:54am More on Volvo engine mounts in Spiders (Richard
Ridge)

"Pierre B. and Kelly D. have previously reported on use of Volvo 240 engine
mounts in TC Spiders as a way to slightly lower the engine and gain some
underhood clearance. Yesterday Carl Friedman and I met at an undisclosed
location near Washington D.C. to gather additional data.

We compared three mounts for uninstalled height, Volvo OEM, Volvo aftermarket
(Meyle), and Fiat 124 aftermarket (completely unidentified). We did not look at
the Scan Tech Volvo mount that Pierre and Kelly used.

The OEM unit was 45mm, the Meyle 46, and the Fiat/mystery was 53 mm high. The
Volvo OEM had a slightly detectable softness, though Carl reports no change in
height once installed. The other two could have been recycled hockey pucks.

At $15 each Volvo/Meyle mount looks like the cost/value choice if your looking
to gain 7mm clearance under the hood. Joker in the pack is that no one really
seems to knows how high real Fiat mounts were when they left the factory."

RR
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Re: Volvo Motor Mounts

Post by superasiaone » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:19 am

Richard Ridge (Rockville, Md) wrote:
I got some German Volvo
: mounts that might have doubled as hockey pucks.

Actually some of the volvo guys use real hockey pucks, 3 bucks at your local
rink, I used them on a warmed over turbo 245.

Chris
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