Lotus Elan

Engine mountings

PostPost by: daleb » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi all,
I've just replaced carb side engine mount with a new item and sadly it has completely failed within 8 miles!! Has anyone had a similar experience with new mounts?
Many thanks
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:33 pm

I?ve just fitted a new one on that side too, but not used the car yet as it?s not a runner, whee did you get your mounting from?
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PostPost by: RichC » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:16 am

its easy to put them on upside down! :roll: . then they'll fail
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PostPost by: Gopherit » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Yet again, why persevere with a design that is bound to fail - particularly as the new ones are not as well bonded.
See my previous on this:

lotus-twincam-f39/engine-mounts-for-the-twin-cam-t40226.html#p280464

...and if you feel its not "period" note that this deign came from the 105E boys (the Milton brothers) in the sixties!

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