• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Weekly Fun Question - Test Your 71-73 Mustang Knowledge
#1
For this week, I am going to once again pose a question relative to the "differences" the '73 mustang has from the '72 and earlier mustangs.

I will preface the question by noting that if you go through the different mustang parts catalogs, you will find the motor mounts used in the small blocks (289, 302, 351W and 351C) are generally carried under the same part number.

The question for this week is:

What is the difference that the motor mounts in the '73 have from its predecessors and why are they different?

Who will have the correct responses this week?

BT
  Reply
#2
Ok A wild guess here they are shorter on the conv.?

[Image: 20r9ylt.jpg]
  Reply
#3
No, that is not the response I am looking for to this question.

The response actually covers all the '73 mustangs. Specifically, the motor mounts on the '73 mustangs is different from those on the 71s and 72s. The question has to do with what is the difference and why was the motor mounts changed on the 73s.

BT
  Reply
#4
Ok one more shot in 73 gov't mandated safety changes.Ford changed to captive motor mounts.

[Image: 20r9ylt.jpg]
  Reply
#5
Nance,

You are "on it" as it was related to new safety mandates for 1973!!

Specifically, the earlier motor mounts were deemed to have a safety problem if they happened to completely fail in that they could allow the engine to lift out of the frame. To address this possibility, Ford changed the mounts in '73 to add an additional plate that would hit or lock the engine to the frame mount should an engine mount fail.

It has been said that mustang mounts rarely fail so the early style mounts are still safe to use on the '73. Good thing, because the after market parts folks are still not apparently making the engine mounts for the '73s.

You did "GOOD", Nance!

BT
  Reply
#6
I broke one on the drag strip back in the day on my 72. I chained it after that. If I would have known I would have put a 73 mount there.
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Soft Brake Pedal (Circle Track Mustang) jdwest711 16 489 05-23-2018, 11:47 AM
Last Post: Don C
  Strut rod bolt question vikingsandpintos 4 470 12-20-2017, 12:06 PM
Last Post: nailpounder
runninpony Stiffeners for 1973 Mustang Convertible ocsurfer411 4 560 11-27-2017, 10:23 PM
Last Post: mach71351c
  71 Mustang front shocks are destroying top bushings 71BossPrototype 40 7,237 10-15-2017, 09:20 AM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs
  Question About Rear Shocks Scotty 8 928 08-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Last Post: protouringstang73
  Dumb question, how many sealing washers for brake hose to front caliper bolt? sciabola13 3 561 07-28-2017, 10:17 AM
Last Post: sciabola13
  Wheel Weight Question rdm1952 6 737 06-22-2017, 10:54 PM
Last Post: 73pony
  Wheel question ? will this dimensions fit Robsweden 10 1,331 06-05-2017, 01:38 AM
Last Post: Robsweden



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)