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Post by Stevecoulsin » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:21 pm

I have just replaced the very perished rubber autogearbox mount. It is now in place but on inspecting the old one I see that it is non-symmetrical and I stupidly did not take note of the original orientation.
My question is, does it matter which way it is fitted and, if so, can someone let me know how it should face. The appropriate pages seem to be missing in my parts book.
One side of the mount seems to have a slightly higher metal frame - but not easy to see in the pictures I admit.
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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Pretty sure it would/should have been symmetrical originally?


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Post by Stevecoulsin » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:38 pm

Thanks Jim.. its not quite symmetrical - found a pic I took before fitting it. Where the actual gearbox fits into the mounting looks symmetrical enough though. Guess since it all went back together ok I'm worrying about nothing.
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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:40 pm

Just done the replacement of my Four speed non OD gearbox.
The mounting, which is my last New Old Stock has the same 03 stamped into the saddle just like yours Steve.
On looking at the Original Ford item with the Ford Oval stamped on the base, AND Gefco moulded into the rubber this moulding has an offset and FRONT moulded into the opposite side.
These can be seen on your Old unit Steve if you look good enough :wink:
The First Pic shows the FRONT embossing.
Will post a pic tomorrow when I get back to the warehouse, but there is a Definite offset ramp to the steel saddle and the rubber mouldings. :!:


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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:15 pm

Cheers Jim


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Post by Stevecoulsin » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:25 am

Well. Don't I feel the fool. Many thanks to you both. Will check the orientation at the weekend.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:10 am

I think it`s only to resist the backwards and forwards thrust of the powertrain.
Not too critical considering some of the very badly decomposed ones I have changed.
In severe cases the Alloy casing on Auto`s actually rubs on the forward chassis brace, transmitting vibration into the car and easily mistaken for worn wheel bearings :wink:


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Post by Stevecoulsin » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:12 pm

Checked the mount and I had fitted it backwards. In defence of the dim witted the new mount doesn't have 'front' written on so good to have the original to compare with. Thanks for all the help.


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