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    62440 Well-Known Member

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    I was reading here about Schumacher closing up recently and a number of people wondering where they could get a torque strap. Might l suggest they make their own. I made mine out of a piece of thick wall tubing, threaded it the size of the Heim joint of your choice. I welded a mounting tab onto a piece of flat stock and drilled a few holes and "Bob's Your Uncle" l bought a mig welder shortly after buying my car and getting some quotes for body work. Let me tell you, that welder has paid for itself many times over.

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    • GetX'd

      GetX'd Making Life Great Again! FBBO Gold Member

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      Very nice work. Maybe you should fab some up and sell them here on FBBO...
       
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      • khryslerkid

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        I found a Schumacher on ebay years back. It's actually for a Big Block "E" body. Minor mods and it fits fine.

        Yours looks just as good!
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          I hadn't yet heard Schumacher closed. I planned to buy one. I'd buy one of these.
           
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            On some models it's easy to use a solid mount on the drivers side and a rubber one on the passenger side. Lasts forever, no vibrations and nothing extra to work around...
             
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              I also make my own. I use a stock motor mount on the driver's side and drill a hole through the entire mount. I countersink the side that interferes with mounting it. Then install a machine screw all the way through it and put a self locking nut on the other side with about an eight inch slack. Once installed nothing can be seen and you won't break another motor mount. Select the machine screw carefully for grade and strength.
               
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                This might not work on every mount, but I drilled a hole through the entire mount, from the bracket to the k, put a grade 8 bolt through it with a flat washer on each end and a lock nut, and didn't tighten completely.
                Enables movement and prevents the mount from pulling or sliding apart.
                 
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                  Thanks, it was a fun little project, making them for others is work. I hate work ,,, lol
                   
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                  Exactly same idea. Thumbs up.
                   
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                  Absolutely. Measure the gap and weld a solid pipe for the driver side. Got one myself.
                   
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                  Back in the early years we would use a piece of chain and a turnbuckle-old school.
                  Mike
                   
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                    Yeah, what happened to the old chain idea lol!? I have a chain on my Dakota since it has a failed mount. Surprised me that it broke but it was over 10 years old when it happened. Used bailing wire when a mount broke on my 71 Cuda while at the track several years ago and with enough wraps, it did the trick. Just glad no other damage happened.
                     
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                    • tnfastback

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                      You can occasionally find one of these factory torque straps on eBay. I think I paid $65 for the one I am using.

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                        Had one of those some years back. Don't remember getting rid of it but haven't seen it in years either. Looked a bit on the light side to me to be of any use for something that has a lot of HP though....
                         
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                          I am also running one of the reinforced motor mounts from 440 source. I just thought it looked factory cool. Chrysler used those cable type straps on Police and Taxi applications so the story goes??
                           
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                          That's what I do a solid mount on the drivers side and normal rubber mount on pass side. I am old school also and use a chain for back-up just in case a weld would break on the solid steel mount and have done this for years. Nice looking piece of chain cost me just a couple bucks. Ron

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                            I like the look of my gold chromate grade 70 chain and it hasn't failed in almost 25 years.
                             
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                              41 years and counting on these ones..
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                                Installed Schumacher motor mounts and torque strap 10+ years ago after breaking existing MM. Fit right and no problems.
                                 
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