Gearbox mount mystery tab

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#1 Gearbox mount mystery tab

Post by JPowers » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:28 pm

Hello All,

I'm a relatively new member to the forum. I've been doing a lot of lurking but this is my first post. I'm restoring a '66 4.2L FHC that my father and I purchased in 1979. It has been garaged basically since then and I'm going through all systems. I've removed the rear gearbox/engine mount (using the progressively lager bolt method suggested by someone on this forum... many thanks!) and found screwed to the base plate a tab about 3/4'' by 3.5'' with two rivets attached to it. What is a mystery is what was attached to those rivets. I can't find any mention in the shop manual or spare parts guide, nor on any image on the web. Can anyone help me out? I've attempted to attach a photo so hopefully it shows up.

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#2 Re: Gearbox mount mystery tab

Post by abowie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:22 pm

Not factory AFAIK.
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#3 Re: Gearbox mount mystery tab

Post by 1954Etype » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 pm

It is the rear mounting for the forward heatshield that has become detached.
Angus 65 OTS 1E11497. 67 FHC 1E33656

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#4 Re: Gearbox mount mystery tab

Post by JPowers » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm

Thanks, really appreciate it guys. I'll add the heat shield to my growing list of missing parts!

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#5 Re: Gearbox mount mystery tab

Post by Bill B » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:09 pm

I have one on my 66, it is straight and horizontal yours appears to be bent a bit.
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I really go to put this thing back together

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