Here we go right before digging in on Project DC2.
The first step was to remove the air box and the air intake hose leading to the air box.
This gives us easy access to the front mount. Next, we simply unbolted the stock front mount.
You can see the big voids in the soft rubber that allow tons of movement in the stock mount. The rubber in the mount was old and cracked and the voids were larger than we thought they would be. No wonder why these cars often get wheel hop. There was a mass damper weight on the front of the mount as well. Would our replacement Hasport mount without the weight and with no voids make a rough and vibrating machine that would be annoying in daily driving? We will see!
With a little tapping from a soft dead blow mallet, the new mount dropped right into place and we bolted it down. We then reinstalled the intake system.
The mount on the front of the engine was easy to get to and we unbolted it in a few minutes.