Broken engine mount

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#1 Broken engine mount

Post by jagwit » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:35 pm

This is a sign of a broken engine mount: Air filter housing close to or touching the frame:
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This is the broken engine mount:
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Philip
71 E-type V12 Coupe,
80 XJS (EFI by Megasquirt & EDIS-6 + 5sp manual overdrive)
73 Jensen Interceptor
74 Interceptor (EFI by Megasquirt + overdrive 4sp auto)

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#2 Re: Broken engine mount

Post by jagwit » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:05 pm

After replacing the engine mount:

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Evidence of the air cleaner housing touching the frame:

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Philip
71 E-type V12 Coupe,
80 XJS (EFI by Megasquirt & EDIS-6 + 5sp manual overdrive)
73 Jensen Interceptor
74 Interceptor (EFI by Megasquirt + overdrive 4sp auto)

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#3 Re: Broken engine mount

Post by MLBS3V12 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:01 pm

Hi Philip,

is it your car ? I can see that this one has not got the changes done on your OTS with megasquirt. Do you plan to remove the carbs and fit EFI on the engine ?
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Michel
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#4 Re: Broken engine mount

Post by jagwit » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:28 am

Hi Michel

I'm in the process of buying it, so it will be mine soon.

This car is in exquisite condition and goes better than new as is. This car has already been upgraded with modern electronic ignition (Lumenition) and a vacuum advance module on the dissy and thus runs really well and happy. Since my OTS, I have also improved my carb knowledge and experience and now feel more confident to deal with carbs than what I was with the OTS.

So, no, this one I will keep as is. IF the BW 3sp auto should pack up (no reason to think it will), I will rather upgrade the transmission to a TH700 or 4L60 before trying to repair the BW. Just like my Jensen, this car is also begging for an overdrive 4th.
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71 E-type V12 Coupe,
80 XJS (EFI by Megasquirt & EDIS-6 + 5sp manual overdrive)
73 Jensen Interceptor
74 Interceptor (EFI by Megasquirt + overdrive 4sp auto)

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