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Engine Mounts For Dolomite S7


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Hi,

 

Does anyone have a photo or details of where the engine mounts sit in an original dolomite-based hood? Mine looks to have been partly chopped about, and depending on my eventual choice of engine, I may have to chop it about some more.

 

Thanks,

 

Tom

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A friend of mine built one of the very first Hoods but fitted a Ford crossflow instead of a sprint lump.

I was horrified to see that the original mounts were stainless and welded to the side of the bay.

Stainless loves to stress crack!

I would just lower the engine in and make up your own using good old mild steel.

I think modern Hoods are much better engineered than then (1992 ish).

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A friend of mine built one of the very first Hoods but fitted a Ford crossflow instead of a sprint lump.

I was horrified to see that the original mounts were stainless and welded to the side of the bay.

Stainless loves to stress crack!

I would just lower the engine in and make up your own using good old mild steel.

I think modern Hoods are much better engineered than then (1992 ish).

 

Wow - given the thickness of the steel in the early hoods like mine, that is truly terrifying.

 

My plan is to make up my own mounts (from mild steel) but I can't decide where to attach them on the monocoque/frame. Two will clearly be attached to the front crossmember at the bottom, but either of my two engine choices (I have a 1600 pinto and a 2.0l straight six that I'm currently choosing between) will need other mounts further back. Where to site those and what to hang them from is the issue.

 

Suggestions welcome!

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Hi, I have a dolomite based S7 which is nearly on the road (typical hoody comment). I live in Clitheroe, Lancashire

if you send me your contact details - you are welcome to come and have a look :D

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