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Jezzer99
31st December 2009, 05:44 PM
Hi all,
I seem to remember that if you try to use the existing CVH engine mounts then the steering column will foul it? Can anyone remind me, I can't find it with a search so wondering if it was pre-forum "wipe" :)

HandyAndy
31st December 2009, 06:30 PM
Hi Jeff,

you are correct in your thinking..... to a point :D

you can use the nearside original cvh engine mount but not the offside as it does indeed foul the steering column, so you,ll need to fabricate one.

I made mine from 10mm plate for the engine mount point, 2 sections of 25mm box tube welded together & a 5mm plate for the rubber base pointing point.

might be a pic in my "Big day" thread of the offside mount i made.

cheers
andy

Jezzer99
31st December 2009, 10:15 PM
Thanks, Andy - I knew I wasn't going barking mad... guess I better sort the column out and then finalise the engine/gearbox mounts from there.

HandyAndy
1st January 2010, 11:51 AM
guess I better sort the column out and then finalise the engine/gearbox mounts from there.

thats the order that i did mine too Jeff, once the column is in you can then see what space you have to work within.
have fun :)

cheers
andy

NEroadster
4th January 2010, 12:56 PM
Jeff,
I fabricated both sides in the end as I was unhappy where the engine mount was placed relative to the chassis rails. I fabricated the column side after I had installed the column and finished the mount on the other side

spud69
4th January 2010, 01:15 PM
I believe that for what it takes to remake both engine brackets i would certainly recommend it. So far i have seen two sierra engine mounts split at the rubber joint due to perished rubber. Land Rover engine mounts are cheap and stiffer and do the job very well, sierra mounts are very expensive to replace.

AndrewH

Jezzer99
4th January 2010, 09:41 PM
Thanks, guys - I think I'll fabricate new mounts for both sides. For the engine mounts, are you using Land Rover V8 ones like these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Land-Rover-Range-Rover-V8-Engine-Mount-Mounting-Rubbers_W0QQitemZ270424000075QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK _CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item3ef686c64 b

HandyAndy
4th January 2010, 09:48 PM
Hi Jeff....

yes thats the rubber mounts that i,m using, nice n sturdy ;) :)

cheers
andy

Bonzo
4th January 2010, 10:28 PM
Me too Jeff

A fair bit firmer than the ford ones ;)

Suit my Zetec engine a treat :) :)

GraemeWebb
6th January 2010, 04:49 PM
Ive just ordered a pair of these engine mountains but does anyone have the dimmensions, ie height and diameter so I make a pair of dummy units and can crack on with engine mounting before they arrive.

HandyAndy
6th January 2010, 04:53 PM
Ive just ordered a pair of these engine mountains but does anyone have the dimmensions, ie height and diameter so I make a pair of dummy units and can crack on with engine mounting before they arrive.

75 mm diameter
37mm depth

not including the mounting bolt thread.

hope this helps.
cheers
andy

GraemeWebb
6th January 2010, 05:17 PM
75 mm diameter
37mm depth

not including the mounting bolt thread.

hope this helps.
cheers
andy

Thanks Andy

Cheers

Graeme

Matthew
6th January 2010, 10:02 PM
I've a pair of those in the post from the same seller after one of the originals fell to pieces removing it from the donor last weekend. Looked on eBay for Sierra ones and nearly fell off my chair - over 100 for a pair of shiny ones, or 88 for a single genuine Ford one. Someone's taking the mickey.

Matt

dogwood
7th January 2010, 08:59 AM
Looked on eBay for Sierra ones and nearly fell off my chair - over 100 for a pair of shiny ones, or 88 for a single genuine Ford one. Someone's taking the mickey.
Matt

Now ther's a plan, may be I'll put mine on Eblag.
Buy a set of Landy ones and have change left

David