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Old 09-05-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Can anyone out there tell me how thick the two distance pieces that go on the bottom motor mount are? It is a 68 Bonneville, and the part number is F5532> Thanks for any help.
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why not just buy that part? it is still available here...http://www.moorescyclecenter.com/res...&submit=Submit
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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I understand that, just hoping to get them made up today instead of having to order and wait for the mail.
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the parts book often times give the dimensions of the parts, but you will have to order the parts book so That is not going to work.
those washers just take up the space between the frame and the motor so you can get the motor in and out of there. I would think you could just center the engine with the other mounts first and make up washers close enough to take up the space and not crush the frame when you tighten the mounting stud.
Most frames are not perfectly straight anyway and the distance will likely vary a bit.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:01 PM   #5
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I have the parts book, but no info on the dimensions. Besides, I think I found the parts. Seems the previous owner thought they worked better as washers on the front mount instead. They are thicker than a regular washer, and look like they will squeeze in with a bit of elbow. Thanks for the help, and the link, prices look better there than some of the other places I have ordered parts.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #6
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I don't have the pieces with me... had 4 and just put 2 in my frame on Sat. Sorry I can't be exact, but they are like 1/8". I know that +/- could really F you up in the long run. You could always put the motor in the frame, slide it over to one side with the bottom bolt through it, measure the space, than divide by 2...
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #7
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You might need more shim on one side to the other.
Align all your sprockets from engine to rear wheel starting with both wheels exactly aligned, then make the shims. New shims did me no good as there was none there and the frame had been squeezed in, I did jack the frame back out but only to where I thought was right before too much stress occurred, no heat.
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