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Old 21st July 2011, 03:56 PM
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Looks really good, my mind is back on the build now after a little break. I was thinking as I still have my donor I was going to cut out the section of tunnel that the handbrake mounts to and weld it into my chassis tunnel with a bit of fetling. But failing that it looks really simple to mount otherwise!

Have you got the engines final install height now?
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Old 21st July 2011, 06:11 PM
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Yep, I've got the sump flat on the table and raised the chassis 40mm above it.
I don't like the idea of the sump being that low below the chassis, but if I raised the engine any higher it wouldn't fit under the bonnet.
Height-wise it's going to be pretty blooming tight as it is. I haven't got a bonnet yet, but if I put the scuttle and nose cone in place and put a straight edge between them it looks like the bonnet will just skim the intake manifold.
I'm guessing/hopeing that once the engine mounts take the weight of the engine they'll compress slightly leaving me a mm or two clearance!
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Old 22nd July 2011, 09:44 AM
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If there is any clearance whatsoever then your engine isn't big enough!!
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Old 22nd July 2011, 10:13 AM
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If there is any clearance whatsoever then your engine isn't big enough!!
Good point!
In fact there's tons of clearance on the passenger side of the engine bay, I'll have to fill it with a mahoosive turbo
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Old 22nd July 2011, 08:06 PM
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Ooooooooh Good Plan..... I was thinking post SVA of a Supercharger? Ex BMW '0 Series' aka Mini....
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Old 22nd July 2011, 08:18 PM
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Old 23rd July 2011, 08:36 AM
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Stop planting ideas into my head, I just spent a couple of hours looking at different charger options.... must resist... at least until after IVA anyway!
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Good point!
In fact there's tons of clearance on the passenger side of the engine bay, I'll have to fill it with a mahoosive turbo
Or an extra 4 cylinders.

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Old 25th July 2011, 02:37 PM
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Thought I'd have a go at mounting the gearbox last week.
I'm not sure I'm quite happy with what I've done, but I can't think of a better way...

After a lot of umming and arring I made something sort of like the main engine mounts, but smaller, and using a rubber engine mount from a classic/original mini.

First I tacked a plate onto the base of the tunnel with the mini mount attached:




Then I bolted a plate onto the top of the mini mount, and another on onto the bottom of the gearbox, and tacked in a couple of plates between the two.
Finally I removed it, added some sides and fully welded and this is what I ended up with:



And here it is back in the chassis:



Does that look like a vaguely sensible way to do it?
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Old 25th July 2011, 03:06 PM
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Does that look like a vaguely sensible way to do it?
I have no idea!
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