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Engine Mounts

PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:31 pm

Gents,
Forgot to mark my engine mounts when removing engine. So..........which fits which side?

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:17 pm

The mount that looks like an arrow, or point, is on the intake side.
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PostPost by: steveww » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:50 pm

Are the engine mounts handed for both the Weber and Stromberg engines?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:32 am

Hmm, I think they're the same for both. Time to get the manual out.
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PostPost by: lotusanglia1965 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:37 pm

Hi! The stromberg elans had two similar mounts(ford anglia) and the weber cars had one ford one on the exhaust side and one taller,lotus mount on the carb side to lift the engine and stop the webers fouling the body. hope this helps,Martin
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:06 pm

:o And if you put the Weber mount on a Stromberg motor, the carbs will foul the bonnet. Been there, done that.

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PostPost by: timliggins » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:57 pm

On UK Stromberg cars you need the taller mount on the carb side otherwise the underside of the carbs foul the inner wing

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PostPost by: timliggins » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:59 pm

I forgot to mention - thats why they added the 'power bulge' in the bonnet
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PostPost by: lotusanglia1965 » Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:29 pm

:ph34r: I'm building a uk stromberg elan and have fitted two ford mounts, not the tall one on carb side. i was reliably informed that only weber engine needs it, hope they were correct! Martin
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PostPost by: poiuyt » Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:33 am

One side of the engine on my 69 stromberg car has spacers between the block and the mount. This is on the left (exhaust side). Get it wrong and you'll never line up the engine to replace it.

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PostPost by: lotusanglia1965 » Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:42 pm

:ph34r: The weber carbed elans also had these spacers on the exhaust side mount, these are the ones to shorten by about 3/8" if using a 711m block .
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