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    Posted: 16-February-2017 at 2:46PM
Bought these from a cool guy on CL, but don't know who made them and they do not seem to be 3/8" of an inch lower than stock, as some posts have indicated that Crites are lower. The fact that they appear to be the same lift as stock makes me think they are not Crites. The photos on the Crites site are too small to tell.

What do you guys think? Crites?

Do you think I should just use the stock mounts if I beef them up?




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Those fabbed up mounts look kinda skewed to me(angled), I would rather use stock mounts if they are in good condition. Just remember, most headers and aftermarket oil pans are made/designed off of measurements using the stock mounts. Just my honest opinion though.
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I agree. Those fab mounts look rather wonky.
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They look similar to Crites.The angle is what gives the 3/8" height difference
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I'm running Factory CJ manifolds and stock CJ oil pan.

Yes, wanting to use stock mounts but concerned about the high torque numbers(540). The '72 429 was rated at 205HP, torque?. I'm thinking if I beef up the stock mounts, design-in an anchor on each mount and a torque bar on the driver side, that might be better(?)  
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Those look like they are a fullsize mount with a fabbed frame bracket.  As long as the engine is located correctly, they are fine. Lower bracket ears look odd, but they were made angled to allow access to the mount-to-block bolts. As far as them being Crites... No, probably D.I.Y., although some of the early Crites lower mount brackets were kinda rough looking.
Your original mounts are plenty strong, but a torque strap is a good idea.
If you have '72 mounts, they revised the block plate in '73 to strengthen it.
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I run stock OEM mounts with a 521 big block and I haven't had any issues with the mounts yet.
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Crites lastest mounts look rough as f**k as well.....they aren't worth the money they're asking based on the fabrication.....if I'd known how poor the welding was going to be I'd have suffered and made my own

Going to be removing them and using plates instead once I have some time and money 
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OK, I'm going to run stock mounts with some upgrades. I'll post a pic when I'm done with them and see what you think. Thanks!


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Here are two images of the stock 429 mounts with the side gaps now filled with urethane. Hope the stock rubber is compatible with 3M urethane! Shocked




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I used urethane before I went to the motor plate. It worked for awhile. Hope you used to primer. Make sure to use a torque strap.
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You can also drill those in the center and put a bolt thru to hold them together but it will transmit more vibration to the chassis.
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