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Motor mount question

Posted: 14 Apr 2018 19:16
by bluesbrother30
Hi group.........

So my car has been apart for some time.........there are two distinctly different motor mounts. One is a one piece stamped unit. The other has a couple pieces factory welded together........are they the same height?? Which side does the multi piece go on?? Passenger, driver??? Help !!!!

Mike

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 14 Apr 2018 21:26
by datzenmike
The single engine bracket is on the left the other on the right.

The rubber isolaters are the same.

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 15 Apr 2018 09:01
by James
Passenger or Driver might be more clear...

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 15 Apr 2018 09:31
by datzenmike
Depends where you are. Imagine sitting in the vehicle. left is to the left, right to the right.... it's universal, can't go wrong. In Australia, Japan and other countries the passenger side would be to the left so that would be confusing to those readers. I might say 'single engine bracket is on the right side as viewed from the front' but it takes longer. It's definitely on the left side of the car.

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 15 Apr 2018 17:37
by bluesbrother30
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Another question........is the pic of this motor mount in the correct position?? Or do I have it upside down??

Mike

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 15 Apr 2018 19:55
by RMS
that would be upside down. if your using that aftermarket mount you will have to fight to get them lined up. there's a post about how much thicker that aftermarket mount is.

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 15 Apr 2018 20:24
by bluesbrother30
Yup you are right there........these are aftermarket and I have spent a hour just moving them around to different angles and bolt combos.........they just are not going to work as is. Is there a link to the discussion or just type in motor mounts in the search box.

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 17 Apr 2018 20:43
by datzenmike
Try just starting all the bolts and leave loose. Same with the engine brackets.

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 18 Apr 2018 03:27
by 68Datsun510
Ive gone through the same ordeal, where on earth they got that spec for thickness is beyond me.

Re: Motor mount question

Posted: 19 Apr 2018 06:23
by abisel
Get the OEM mounts from here:
https://www.nissanpartsdeal.com/parts/nissan-insulator-mount~11220-a3500.html?Make=Nissan&Model=280ZX&Year=1983&Submodel=&Filter=()

Item 1 in this picture:
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I have also found that the motor mounts for an L20B raise the engine a bit to high for my liking. Whereas the L16 motor mounts which are a bit thinner, work just fine.

Also, be aware that the mounts to the engine block themselves (items 2 and 3) are LH and RH.

Cheers,