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Old 03-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Well i felt ambitious again this weekend so I went out, bought some aluminum, and fabbed up myself a pitchstop mount for $18 in materials.

All i used was:
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It was a fun project and turned out good i think. Now its off to powdercoat today.



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Old 03-18-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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Very nice job!Do you get lots of NVH without bushings?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I haven't driven with it in yet. I just didn't want to have to remove everything again to do powder coat. I would imagine the NVH will increase a little over the wimpy group N unit I have now. But I don't mind NVH at all. I was going to make bushing but I decided against it for simplicity.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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lol, you will have LOTS, and i mean LOTS of NVH. it will most likly drive you insane. the groupN mounds i had increased NVH a bit, but not bad at all as the end result was awesome. but this thing. I ran a prototype of kartboys with hard race bushings and the amount of noise was crazy. if felt like the firewall was a huge speaker for the engine.

props for the DIY though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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I don't mind NVH either.I think your going to like the feel it gives when your accelerating hard through the gears.I went with a Perrin pitch stop and works great.I really couldn't believe how crappy the bushings are in a OEM unit.Also, nice welding!Good Luck.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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No flex at all? One of those two mounting brackets WILL break.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #7
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No flex at all? One of those two mounting brackets WILL break.
yea i was thinking that too.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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You MIGHT get away with not ripping the firewall apart if you run solid motor and transmission mounts. But if those have any flex, you WILL break things.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
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I took into account that it will cause extra stress on the brackets and will repair them if its ever an issue. But I googled a solid pitchstop mount and found others who had run them for years without issue and enjoyed them.

I also have cusco engine and tranny mounts.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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lol, you will have LOTS, and i mean LOTS of NVH. it will most likly drive you insane. the groupN mounds i had increased NVH a bit, but not bad at all as the end result was awesome. but this thing. I ran a prototype of kartboys with hard race bushings and the amount of noise was crazy. if felt like the firewall was a huge speaker for the engine.

props for the DIY though.
This. I bought a Beatrush pitchstop and took it off after one day convinced my motor was letting go due to all the extra noises I was hearing. It was effing loud.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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This. I bought a Beatrush pitchstop and took it off after one day convinced my motor was letting go due to all the extra noises I was hearing. It was effing loud.
yea, when i started mine up with hard bushings, it was comical loud. i installed it right before going to lunch with some friends so we all piled into the car and when i started it, they all looked at me like my engine was about to come though the firewall and kill us all
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #12
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That's hilarious. Ill give feedback once I install it
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #13
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might need to pair it with solid motor mounts...... thats my thought to help with breaking. Not sure though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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Well i got it all powder coated now and just installed it today. It doesn't sound nearly like what everyone had led me to believe. Start up is the only time i really notice a large difference in noise. But other than that, it just translates a bit more NVH but nothing crazy. However, this mount coupled with my cusco engine/tranny mounts has made a drastic improvement to the feel of the car. Everything is nice and tight and makes shifting feel a lot sportier. I will keep an eye on the mounting points for indications of stress, but im sure it will be just fine.
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I drove with something similar for about a week before I couldn't stand it anymore. Especially if you already have trans/engine mounts, all the pitch stop mount is going to do is turn your firewall into a giant speaker.

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:26 AM   #16
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i made a 'solid' pitch stop....had it on the car long enough to know that it hadda come out.....before i was gonna drive the car again

the stock one sucks....a solid one sucks....im thinking of doing one a lil different
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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This very well might happen after a couple weeks, but I honestly don't mind it at all at the moment.
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Nice work man! And if you can't stand the NVH all it cost ya was $18, I'm sure you can make it all back and then some if you throw it up on the classifieds section LOL.
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Thanks! Those are my thoughts exactly.


Now just to figure out something else to make. Until in a year ish when I go custom rotated. But that's a ways away yet.
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That cam out nice I--RIDE--BIKES! I made a set of stuff for my show car a few years back looks similar.





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Nice work guys! Keep em' comin'!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:12 PM   #22
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That cam out nice I--RIDE--BIKES! I made a set of stuff for my show car a few years back looks similar.
is that a timing belt pulley u used?
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:07 AM   #23
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Have considered doing similar. Was thinking about buying a bar of ploy for endlinks which would come in handy here as well.

Made a set of drex replica bumpstop extenders the other night on a mill since all the lathes were set up.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #24
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good work, though i think it would be better to push the alternator back another 1/2" and run a separate belt, and run the PS on a separate belt as well.

that way you have much better contact area on drive (crank) pulley.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:52 PM   #25
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maybe, but then he would have to run a new custom lower pulley that can accept two belts. what he has is fine as he has over 50% on the PS pulley and almost 50% on the alt.
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