Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

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Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Hoog » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:22 pm

Greetings all....trying to come up with a good workaround for a new motor mount for a 92 Trofeo. Apparently the motor mount configuration changed from all the previous years. The part cannot be purchased aftermarket anymore. :cry: I read an old post on the Olds forum about using a similar year model from a Cadillac and then modifying the frame to take the different bolt hole pattern.

Anyone else have any experience / ideas for dealing with this? :?:

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Hoog » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:22 pm

By the way, this is the lower mount, passenger side front. NOT the "dogbone"...

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:26 pm

You may want to contact Lyn Steele /Steele Rubber. He will re-vulcanize new rubber on your old metal base.

https://www.steelerubber.com/

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Hoog » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:28 pm

Thanks! I'll contact him!

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Hoog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm

I tried emailing Steele, but got no response. I'm up against a timeline for a "safety inspection" ... so I may have to go with modifying the installation of a Cadillac motor mount. More to follow...

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:32 am

I'd call them on the phone and get the information in person. Their stuff is top quality

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Hoog » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:22 pm

This was the email reply I got from Steele...

We do offer certain revulcanizations for certain parts, but, unfortunately, we do not offer such service for the 1992 Oldsmobile. The process for this requires exact, negative molds for the item being revulcanized, and we do not have the molds we need to service these mounts.

Additionally, we do not do custom work, meaning, if we do not already have it, we do not make it on demand. We do take on project requests and, at this time, have a list spanning over the next 2-4 years.


The good news is I was able to retrofit a Cadillac mount tonight per instructions in this post below...from the Olds forum.

https://oldsmobileforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16464

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:48 pm

Wow. The Cadillac mounts are still available from parts stores? Did you take any pics of your job?

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Hoog » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:53 pm

Yes to both! The mount I purchased at AdvanceAuto. But I'll have to post the photos of the job tomorrow. It looks a lot like the one in the forum I referenced...but mine was a bit less professional.

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Re: Lower Motor Mount 1992 Toro Trofeo

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:13 am

Cool. I've never owned a vehicle that new and probably never will but I like the technical aspects of jobs like this and how parts can be adapted to fit the need.


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