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Old 07-26-2007, 05:00 PM
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Default Firehammer alloy engine mount

Recently there have been posts asking questions about the 'clone' alloy engine mounts that will work with Firehammer/Smartech/XTM/Carson. HobbyThek makes a nice set but are expensive with expensive shipping.

I bought an FG small alloy engine mount and still run with the large plastic mount. After Lock-Tite-ing and cranking down the small alloy mount I have not any more engine movement or gear mesh problems in the rear end. I have been running this way for over a year.

I was on Tower and saw the Firehammer MT engine mount set:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPMR0&P=Z

and thought, that SHOULD work for the Firehammer buggy also. The engine crankcase has the same mount points and I highly doubt Smartech changed the screw mount spacing for the screws that come through the bottom of the chasis.

For $5.50 USD and a few bucks shipping it could be well worth experimenting to see if the small mounts for the MT and the buggy are the same.

It would make for a great cheap small alloy engine mount solution for the Firehammer buggy.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:39 PM
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I bought the set you speak of above. For less than 6 bucks you can't get hurt. I can't wait till it arrives.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:00 AM
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I bought the small alloy motor mount from Tower that is for the FH MT and put it on my FH Buggy last night.
It is NOT a direct bolt on! I had to install spacers between the motor and the motor mount to put the mount in the correct position to align with the chassis holes. Also I had to use my Dremel to champher one edge of the motor mount and the the spacers to allow the mount to fit nice and tight against the motor case. It should work great, but only time will tell. I could take a photo of it mounted on the motor if anyone wants to see, but I just wanted to let people know that it is not a direct bolt in.

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Old 08-08-2007, 12:21 PM
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I used the alloy large mount on my Fg truck and that sucker hasent shifted since!! it used to come out of gear mesh every other day [:@]
I know it's not FH but 1 alloy mounts is good enough for them all
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:53 PM
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Here is a photo of the $6 small alloy mount on the motor, and the stock plastic mount is in there for comparison.

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