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#1 Post by widget » Sun May 17, 2015 4:48 pm

having been out today , autotesting, one engine mount failed and the other nearly did.i'm of a mind to find stronger ones
i remember seeing somewhere that some one had used ..i think it was a mount from a mini, and with a slight bit of modification it fitted and was stronger.can anyone shed any light on that ..or have another solution?
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#2 Post by johnnydog » Sun May 17, 2015 8:50 pm

I know its your decision but can I ask why do you want or need a stronger engine mounting? I have had Triumphs for 35 years and some for nearly 30 years and have never had cause through failure (or because of the MOT man's wishes) to replace an engine mounting!
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#3 Post by James » Sun May 17, 2015 9:45 pm

johnnydog wrote:I know its your decision but can I ask why do you want or need a stronger engine mounting? I have had Triumphs for 35 years and some for nearly 30 years and have never had cause through failure (or because of the MOT man's wishes) to replace an engine mounting!
You obviously haven't replaced any engine mounts in the last 5 years — they're made of butter these days.
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#4 Post by widget » Mon May 18, 2015 4:03 am

maybe stronger wasn't the best word...but as james said some of the current ones aren't good ..these ones aren't that old....i can't load the pic here as it's too big
it's only the cars second event of the year..and we've got another in 2 weeks . just looking at options for a better quality of engine mount
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#5 Post by englishbull » Mon May 18, 2015 7:12 am

Doug.............

Get some of the solid ones off Shacktune
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#6 Post by widget » Mon May 18, 2015 11:56 am

didn't know he did them ..but i do now...ta
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#7 Post by johnnydog » Mon May 18, 2015 5:37 pm

johnnydog wrote:
I know its your decision but can I ask why do you want or need a stronger engine mounting? I have had Triumphs for 35 years and some for nearly 30 years and have never had cause through failure (or because of the MOT man's wishes) to replace an engine mounting!

You obviously haven't replaced any engine mounts in the last 5 years — they're made of butter these days.



I agree James - I haven't had the need or cause to in the last 35 years, never mind 5!! I have spares, but they are all original and packaged Stanpart, which would be my choice when the time comes.
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#8 Post by widget » Mon May 18, 2015 6:41 pm

the ones that failed are newish ones...and i haven't got any NOS ones in the shed..but as we planning on a qute a lot of competition this year..the engine mounts need to be good
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#9 Post by Dave B » Mon May 18, 2015 7:13 pm

widget wrote:having been out today , autotesting, one engine mount failed and the other nearly did.i'm of a mind to find stronger ones
i remember seeing somewhere that some one had used ..i think it was a mount from a mini, and with a slight bit of modification it fitted and was stronger.can anyone shed any light on that ..or have another solution?
These must be worth a punt at the price......not listed as Triumph/Jaguar/MG etc but the same as our cars.
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#10 Post by Andy Thompson » Mon May 18, 2015 9:22 pm

widget wrote:the ones that failed are newish ones...and i haven't got any NOS ones in the shed..but as we planning on a qute a lot of competition this year..the engine mounts need to be good
Use the ones James tracked down - a must for competition - stanpart ones are great on the road but can't handle auto testing especially with a LSD
I know - I have ruined excellent NOS ones experimenting. The ones James has are also fail safe so engine doesn't escape even if they unbond - think they are a kitcar part
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