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I would replace the mounts. You've gone a long way for a sweet ride, don't stop now. The 280 ones are easy to get and cheaper. I think I have Beck Arnleys on mine. 

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You cool with those "bo bo slaps" and Vaurnets.
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Yep, those were a pair of Vans that had been shredding up the streets on my skateboard. Back then if you worn new stuff people called you a poser...I had to maintain my image. That’s exactly what those glasses were...top shelf back then. I weighed maybe a 115 lbs. Somehow I’m the same height and weigh 60lbs more today.
Okay...ordering motor mounts today.

Side note: I crashed that car in 1990. Ran into a Jersey Barrier on sharp turn on a icy road in Boston. Dad almost killed me. But it was repaired and looked and drove like new again. If I could find that car today I’d buy it back.


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Here are the motor mount from zcardepot.  Says they need modification?   Rock Auto had the Beck Arnley one for $10, wondering if they need modification too.  

 

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Pretty sure that it was realized a while ago that most motor mounts come from the same place.  You can get them at your local parts store.

The good ones come with the nuts tacked on.  The others just have holes and you have to supply hardware.  Might be worth a trip to the local store to see what's what.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/shop/b/engine-parts---mounts/engine-mounts/engine-mount/31470ece703c/v/a/6635/automotive-car-1976-nissan-280z?q=motor+mount'

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Yeah get them local so if the pin doesn't line up. 280s are okay from everything I've read, it's the 240s that need modifying or big bucks from Nissan.

I wore my Vans all the way through then put Shoe Goo on them. They were not allowed in my Mom's house and I immediately had to go sit on the edge of the tub and wash the stank off. Chuck Taylors too but I liked Van HI 8s.

Vaurnets and Members Only jackets. Guaranteed poon tang! LOL

Still got mine!

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That’s a legit Old School one...amazing you kept it. I bought a new one Gator 2 years ago to ride with my kids. Boards are different these days. My son’s is on the left. My squadron gave me the one on the right.
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Whoever has the middle Vision is the coolest hands down or up. Depends on your riding. Helmets and pads are life changing nowadays. I'm scarred from ear to toes from those damn things. Motorcycles were way worse.

Personally I like "kick and goes" now. They're great for the mailbox.

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We never wore helmets...you might get beat up if you did. Today it’s mandatory. We had a 13 year old hit his head skateboarding a few years ago in my neighborhood. He died in the Ambulance due to being intimated into his stomach. Very sad. We know the family. His family set up a foundation.

https://www.doitfordrew.org


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Plywood and steel wheels purloined from street skates in the early sixties. Sixty years later a few of the old memories (scars) remain and remind me of the good old days of adrenaline fueled afternoons and the painful recoveries.

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Plywood and steel wheels purloined from street skates in the early sixties. Sixty years later a few of the old memories (scars) remain and remind me of the good old days of adrenaline fueled afternoons and the painful recoveries.

Mark you were the pioneers. The Lewis and Clark of skating.


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Mark I figure there's nothing you haven't done or have happened to you. Your eyes tell a story I only wish I could see. Kathy's do too! It takes one to know one just scratches the surface. I'll always be thankful you two are part of my life.

You've done a lot of living my friend. :beer:

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Charles, @Patcon you are another of my friends that "ain't scared" of nothing. I can't imagine you killing a snake. You'd pick it up and see how unique it is then let it go on it's way. Your the guy on TV shows. 

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We may have been pioneers but we were crazy to do that. Steel wheels on asphalt and concrete had little to no cornering capability or control. We thought ourselves to be bulletproof back then but we were little more than passengers on a gravity express. No slalom course, just a schuss to see if we could stay on till the bottom of the hill. Frequently, we didn't. The adrenaline addiction stayed with me for years

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A few years back @Captain Obvious turned my old skateboard veneers into a shifter knob. It’s cool to keep using the old board, lots of memories with it….

Reduce, reuse, recycle I guess 🙂

The new one is slightly larger, so it fits my hands better…

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Just my $0.02 worth regarding mounting the intake and exhaust before  you put the engine in the car. I have never found it to be a fun thing to do bent over the fender trying to get one of the exhaust bolts/nuts on right. For me it's much easier to do it on a stand where I can rotate the engine to gain the best possible angle (notice best possible not the best angle). In the course of a race season I might have an engine in/out 3-4 times. Even a single swap is done the same way.  Blew  head gasket at Summit Point in May, swapped in the back-up motor and am waiting on a new head gasket so I can do The Glen with a few more HP in October.

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Just my $0.02 worth regarding mounting the intake and exhaust before  you put the engine in the car. I have never found it to be a fun thing to do bent over the fender trying to get one of the exhaust bolts/nuts on right. For me it's much easier to do it on a stand where I can rotate the engine to gain the best possible angle (notice best possible not the best angle). In the course of a race season I might have an engine in/out 3-4 times. Even a single swap is done the same way.  Blew  head gasket at Summit Point in May, swapped in the back-up motor and am waiting on a new head gasket so I can do The Glen with a few more HP in October.

So, I have already mounted my intake and header. I have one small problem. One of the upper intake bolts is partially stripped. It will lightly tighten but when I torque it it spins. Can’t spin by hand. So I can try and tap it bigger not or wait and see if it holds. It’s my fault it stripped. It wasn’t sitting flat when I originally mounted the intake manifold the bottom was hanging up on part of the header and was off flat by 1/8” of an inch.
Question2: Do I need a new transmission mount ? Again is it one of those items that should just be replaced. I found an OEM one for $88 for aftermarket for about $43. Not sure if there is a difference like the engine mounts.


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Can you just go up to the next size on that one bolt? That's what I'd do. It's aluminum and easy to do. I put bigger ones on the exhaust and they cut in pretty easily just had to go slow. Foward then backed them out a few rounds and foward again. You could try that. Might have to wire brush the threads out of the bigger bolt, use some anti seize "slick-um" too. The heads are soft aluminum.

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