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coventry kid
June 19, 2017, 7:38pm Report to Moderator

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Evening all.
A friend recently had his modern serviced, and spotted a Stag awaiting attention. Apparently, it has had a Ford Granada engine conversion some time ago, and the engine mounts are shot. The garage has tried Stag mounts and Granada mounts, and neither fit.
Has anybody experienced this conversion, and any clues as to which mounts would fit?
Cheers all.
Mark


1978 Dolomite Sprint - first car, and subject to a long term rebuild (wasnt intended to be long term) RBRR 2000, 2002 finisher
1976 Dolomite Sprint - yet another one bought for the Rbrr. 2012, 2014 and 2016 finisher and a good solid example, soon to be sold to crack on with the above...
1975 Dolomite Sprint - RBRR 2004, 2006 finisher sold and written off��
1972 Triumph Stag - RBRR 2008 finisher sold but may be seen at future RBRRs (come on Nick!)
1978 Spitfire 1500 - bought just for the 2010 RBRR (finisher) but dont want to part with it FOR SALE none the less
1989 TVR 400SE - loud, red, wedgey, bonkers!!  
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cliftyhanger
June 20, 2017, 7:49am Report to Moderator

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could be anything! The nature of many conversions is that they use whatever is to hand.

Can you post a picture?

When choosing engine mounts for my conversion (zetec in a spitfire) I used ebay as a place to view a huge variety of mounts. Modern stuff is usually too bespoke, but 80's and older offer rich pickings!


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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Martins Spitfire
June 20, 2017, 8:09am Report to Moderator
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Clive so perhaps this could be your new car as you have a liking for Ford engines Triumphs?

Martin

Standard engine mounts for a Stag are the same as GT6 ones for people that don't know.
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cliftyhanger
June 20, 2017, 10:25am Report to Moderator

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Ha ha ha ha.....
Think I am happy with my collection as it is. I may reconsider when I get to a certain age (no offence meant to anybody except Martin)

(edited to remove stoooopid autocorrections!)


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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coventry kid
June 20, 2017, 9:35pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks Clive. I will see whether I can get a picture. Its a second hand tale so I am only intermediary!

But agree, a trawl through ebay with the old one on the desk would probably find something close.

Cheers

M


1978 Dolomite Sprint - first car, and subject to a long term rebuild (wasnt intended to be long term) RBRR 2000, 2002 finisher
1976 Dolomite Sprint - yet another one bought for the Rbrr. 2012, 2014 and 2016 finisher and a good solid example, soon to be sold to crack on with the above...
1975 Dolomite Sprint - RBRR 2004, 2006 finisher sold and written off��
1972 Triumph Stag - RBRR 2008 finisher sold but may be seen at future RBRRs (come on Nick!)
1978 Spitfire 1500 - bought just for the 2010 RBRR (finisher) but dont want to part with it FOR SALE none the less
1989 TVR 400SE - loud, red, wedgey, bonkers!!  
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cliftyhanger
June 21, 2017, 6:21am Report to Moderator

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Just a thought here. Many earlier fords used a round rubber mount with a bit of stud on either side. Very similar to landrover.
Often used in kitcars etc these days. If I were to lay a bet I would say that type is most likely....

But a picture is needed!


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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poppyman
June 21, 2017, 10:36am Report to Moderator
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check out the old "smiley face" ford transit diesel engine mounts, they sound similar.
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coventry kid
June 22, 2017, 8:49pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks both. I emailed my chum and asked whether the garage can send a picture. Will pass on the advice in the mean time.
Cheers
M


1978 Dolomite Sprint - first car, and subject to a long term rebuild (wasnt intended to be long term) RBRR 2000, 2002 finisher
1976 Dolomite Sprint - yet another one bought for the Rbrr. 2012, 2014 and 2016 finisher and a good solid example, soon to be sold to crack on with the above...
1975 Dolomite Sprint - RBRR 2004, 2006 finisher sold and written off��
1972 Triumph Stag - RBRR 2008 finisher sold but may be seen at future RBRRs (come on Nick!)
1978 Spitfire 1500 - bought just for the 2010 RBRR (finisher) but dont want to part with it FOR SALE none the less
1989 TVR 400SE - loud, red, wedgey, bonkers!!  
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