V6 Coupé engine mounts/brackets

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Post by French Coupé » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:18 pm

The engine rebuild for the Coupé is progressing well and I will soon be reuniting it with the car, so here's a quick question about engine mounts.
The brackets which bolt on to the engine have two sets of holes so the engine can be set at different heights. When I took the engine out it was on the lower setting. There's very little clearance between the water pump and the steering column on my car, and when cornering the water pump sometimes touches it. Is there any reason I shouldn't use the upper set of holes to gain extra clearance?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:31 pm

French Coupé wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Is there any reason I shouldn't use the upper set of holes to gain extra clearance?
I'm not a v6 Coupe expert, but it strikes me that the obvious thing to check is whether or not you've got enough clearance between the air cleaner and the bonnet? I know the GTEs are quite close, so I guess the same would be true of Coupes? (unless the GTE is already in the equivalent of your "upper position"?)


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Post by French Coupé » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Bonnet clearance is the main worry, I don't think the small change in angle would cause a problem with the propshaft angle, would it? It would be reassuring to know which setup is used on other Coupés so I don't put it all back together only to find the bonnet won't shut... It probably wouldn't take long to change the position with the engine in the car, but it's definitely a whole lot easier to do on the workbench! :lol:


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Post by briankenyon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 pm

hi,Im quite sure there was a spacer between the engine block and mounting on one side.
when i refitted



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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi James

Sounds like you got the clutch kit fitted :lol:

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Post by Oldconn » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 am

Hi James, apart from the angle of the propshaft(which should not be critical), need to check whether changing the height of the gearbox makes it foul the tunnel.


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Post by French Coupé » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am

briankenyon wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 pm
hi,Im quite sure there was a spacer between the engine block and mounting on one side.
Yes, I've got one of those too. I'll check if it was fitted to take the engine away from the steering rack or the other way round.
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 pm
Sounds like you got the clutch kit fitted :lol:
Getting there Mark! Clutch should be going on this weekend at the same time as the gearbox. :)
Oldconn wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:32 am
Hi James, apart from the angle of the propshaft(which should not be critical), need to check whether changing the height of the gearbox makes it foul the tunnel.
From memory I think I'm OK on that account. I'm pretty sure I've had my hand down between the tunnel and the gearbox searching for elusive nuts and washers in the past! :lol:


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