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Old 04-21-2018, 01:56 PM   #21
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Antique and Rosemead are indications of manufacture by Jim Gordon at Antique Auto Parts in Rosemead California. He is located on Garvey Avenue. Jim seems to be a great guy. Hi father in law was Gene Schott (ol Flathead) I believe.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:34 PM   #22
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This thread was started Jan. 1, 2018. Surely there has been some resolution. Anyone know?
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:09 AM   #23
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Daveymc29 and midgetracer,
Thanks to both of you for the info. I took my FAM's apart yesterday and found the rubber donuts. I'm going to Snyder's tomorrow to get the replacements. As far as resolution to this post, I learned a lot and am going to fix mine. I guess everyone gets out of these posts what they want.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:12 AM   #24
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Daveymc29 and midgetracer,
Thanks to both of you for the info. I took my FAM's apart yesterday and found the rubber donuts. I'm going to Snyder's tomorrow to get the replacements. As far as resolution to this post, I learned a lot and am going to fix mine. I guess everyone gets out of these posts what they want.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #25
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I just purchased a car with fam it has a bad vibration. Can you see the rubber plate on the outside of the frame after it is installed? I think it may have been left out.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:39 AM   #26
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Can you see the rubber plate on the outside of the frame after it is installed?
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:48 PM   #27
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I am installing the engine after installing a gasket between the rear of the block and the flywheel cover, fixing a big oil leak. The FAM that I am installing on a 1930 Coupe came from Mac's Antique Auto parts and took me many hours to remove the old and install the new. The motor now is too high and the throttle mechanism is touching the firewall. I may shave off some of the rubber disk to reduce the the height.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:30 PM   #28
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Check to make sure they are installed properly. There is TOP molded in the part that bolts to the flywheel housing.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:17 PM   #29
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Installed FAMís in my 31 Coupe about 3 years ago. Likely from Snyderís. No problems in my case.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:38 PM   #30
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Antique in Rosemead was one of the earlier vendors along with JC whitney before others hit the scene. They had a bunch of original parts available also, back in the '70's. Imo, the new FAMS made of steel or iron are less prone to fatigue than the alum. The donuts need to be replaced when hard,and adjusted as per many posts on the BARN which can take many tries to suit ones engine. Firm but not rock hard and no donut bulge. The crossmember support is essential to keep the drive line aligned, even on cars with F150 trannies which needs a special yoke at the tranny support..
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:02 AM   #31
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Don't accept a misaligned motor mount issue on account that you dont hand crank the car.If the crank bearing (crank hole) doesnt align with the crankshaft your drive shaft is out of alignment as well.The ujoint will accommodate the misalignment,with a potential cost of increased vibration and wear.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:08 AM   #32
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Don't accept a misaligned motor mount issue on account that you dont hand crank the car.If the crank bearing (crank hole) doesnt align with the crankshaft your drive shaft is out of alignment as well.The ujoint will accommodate the misalignment,with a potential cost of increased vibration and wear.
In my case the crank bearing misalignment was caused by the front motor mount.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:48 AM   #33
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I "think" that some difficulty in installing them is to be expected. These VERY FLEXIBLE Frames have been twisted & flexed, over UNEVEN Terrain, for MANY YEARS!!! The '32 frame was designed MORE RIGID, to overcome this problem!
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM   #34
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I had the same problem wit the ones I got from MACS. Drilled new holes.
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