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Engine Installation Part 2


mambosasa

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Before lifting the engine up into position, the bottom engine mount bracket has to be drilled and bolted.

 

This is a little awkward as you have to place the bracket into position, mark and then get under the chassis to drill through. As lining up the holes was pretty tricky, I decided to drill a pilot hole then enlarge it to suit, with the bracket in-situ.

 

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25 minutes later - all done.

 

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I bolted the bracket into place and we are good to go for the installation.

 

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Martin and I pushed the hoist into position, with the engine just above the engine bay.

 

Martin's face say it all - Its never going to fit in there! ;)

 

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Then it was a matter of getting the engine as far forward as possible, in fact it has be be up against the firewall, tilt the gear end down and with a scooping motion, lower the engine into position.

 

TIP: Prepare yourself at this point for scraps, sweat, head scratching and a colour selection of swear words! It was an absolute bugger to get in :(

 

All in position now.

 

Note that the far engine mount is not in place as yet.

 

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Two very happy guys! ;):(

 

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The engine mount simply cups on top of the original Rover hydromount ( I actually decided to buy new one) and bolts to the engine.

 

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Even Little Bis was impressed...

 

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Time to let the engine go to rest in its new home

 

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Job done! :D

 

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