Engineering properties of Delrin

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at
Tue Sep 4 15:41:13 EDT 2001

I've been needing to build a transaxle mount adapter to mate the subframe
mount setup from the 4000 transaxle to the "conventional" mounting setup of
my '78 Fox.  I happened across a big chunk of Delrin that may just fill the
bill for this application ... it is very light and there is no need to worry
about corrosion.  The thing is I don't know the engineering properties of
this material ... is there any reason that Delrin should not be used for
this application?  Would Delrin have any problems with the shear load that
will be placed upon it?  It looks like the stuff can be threaded for
fasteners, but should I simply drill through and use a nut and bolt to hold
everything together?  There will still be a rubber mount in the system, so I
don't think there is too much to worry about coupling vibration to the body
of the car ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)

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