I was under the T tonight doing my regular check for loose fittings and came upon the front motor mount. When I assembled the car the “bolts” on the front motor mount were too long for me to get cotter pins installed so I put lock washers in there and cranked it down.
Tonight I tried to find some washers in my hardware stash and realized that I need to get something just the right thickness rather than stack a few in order to get the castle nut in a place so that I can secure pin in there.
So, my question is .. is the front mount I have for a front spring with more leaves? That’s the only reason I can figure they are so long.
Hmm ... yes, it should read “front” in the title. Posting from an iphone ..
First of all Mark, I believe your car is a 1923. I don't recall the two bolts on the top using cotter pins, although the castle nuts on the bottom do. I believe the two top bolts use lock washers. The earlier ones use safety wire.
Sorry, I wasn’t clear. I meant to say the two lower bolts on the mount that secure the spring plate (and license plate bracket) not the top two. I have a six leaf spring on the front. I suspect this mount was made for seven leaf springs.
Perhaps your mount is from a TT as the trucks use a longer style to accommodate the deeper front cross member and heaver (more leaves) spring. Bill
Bill, That's what I was thinking. I'll live with it and find some big fat spacer washers. Don't want to lift that engine up for a couple of cotter pin installations. I may have swapped that mount out when I put the car back together. Maybe the one in my spare parts bin was in better condition than the one that came with the car. I dunno.