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Low profile engine mounts

Folks

Im chasing some info about where I can find some low profile engine mounts

I have an A15 with a t50 box in the 4 door sedan and have custom engine mounts

I want to drop the engine down another 10-15 mm. I am currently using some mk1 cortina mounts which are the same style ad 1200 mounts just age with tougher rubber and larger diameter.

My current work conditions mean that access to a real computer or my local auto parts store is very limited so I haven't had much time to really look.

My panel beater is waiting for me to sort this out so he can fix the gearbox tunnel.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can ask for at the shops.

The original 1200 mounts are 45mm so I need a mount that os about 25-30mm total height that has bolts straight in both sides just like a 1200 mount.

Cheers
reubs
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Mackay rubber
Vibration insulators
http://www.mackayrubber.com.au/catalogues/
Covs sell them
 
And modified sump
And modified sump??
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If you lower the mounts your sumps going to be banging on the crossmember
Thanks for the link neil. I think I found just the mount but its a bit hard when I currently only have my phone. Still its a win.

I wont have to mod the x member as the engine already clears by 25mm so I've heaps of room. The mounts are a copy of Saggers ones and sit well high.
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Ah Ok
I have the catalogue printed off somewhere at work
I'll try have a look for you
I found over the years even the A12 sump doesnt clear the 1000 crossmember without adding some washers to the original engine mounts and even worse if the rubber is old. I was going to try and mod the sump by squashing it a tad using a press with it bolted to a bare block or at worst using a brass hammer with some polypropelen sheeting on the sump to avoid damaging it sharply. Theres definitely alot of clearance on the A12 sump from the A12 crank and its only when using the A15 sump that has the notches on the side for the counterweight clearances that I noticed the A12 sump is almost the same height as the A15 sump. Can anyone confirm this as my a12 and a15 sump seem to be the same height.

Im contemplating using a modded A15 crank into my early A12 machining the counterweights somewhat and using Honda 18.9mm height pistons but cant find 128-130 mm long rods to suit
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14 crank will go in but not sure you'll get away with a 15
 
McKay multicushion
40 duro m8 threads 30mm round 30mm thick
Also avail in 55 duro and by special order 70 duro
Load ratings 
40 duro 44kg max weight ,sheer load 10kg
55 duro 77kg max weight ,sheer load 18kg
70 duro 108kg max weight ,sheer load 33kg
Covs has plenty of 40 , a pair of 55 and would need to order the 70's
Sorry for the hijack this is the last post on this subject on A15 into A12 block.
 
Thought the same yet Bige has been doing them for some time, even one 1200.com member PMd me saying hes only lasted a few hundred kms before it threw a rod, he didnt get any money back but a discount on fixing it again then he sold it for an A15 setup. Supposedly there where more BgE did with no problems so it must be possible from that account.
 
I found 78mm pistons with 18.9mm comp height that would be a goer but need custom rods to work and have good rod ratio thats better than A14 crank with A12A rods and milled A15 or flat top Maz pistons.
 
I guess the counterweights will be very short and wouldnt hurt to have lightweight bike pistons and light rods to help on the re-balancing of the whole assembly.
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Thanks for that neil. You always go the extra mile. Ill try to get away from work early enough this week and pick some up.

Then the panel beater can get on with the required gearbox mount and tunnel mods.

Thanks again neil.
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