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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 30th April 2012, 21:35
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Question Broken Top Engine Mount - K Series

Hi Guys,

The small black tie rod that ties the top engine mount to the frame has snapped today. Any ideas on where to get a replacement - looks like a proprietry part but don;t know where to look?

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Old 30th April 2012, 23:37
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The little part that looks like something Tom Thumb would bench press?

If so, can you not press out the rubber bushes and weld it?
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....was hoping that someone had come up with a stronger alternative?? but still with resilient bushes.

I have fitted a temporary solid link and the vibration at idle is way too much - and will shake the car to bits eventually!!

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I originally didn't fit the mount on my car, but in a bid to take some longitudinal load out of the cotton reel engine mount I did eventually fit the dog-bone mount.

I wasn't too sure of the strength, so prior to fitting cut the original small bar off and welded on some much larger diameter tube - quick fix, as the rubber bushes push out easily.
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Rich

With all the track work my car has done, I have broken just about every engine mount. basically the K Series standard mounts while fine for the road need upgrading for track work. If you have had one go it will only go again, I would recommend that you have some beefier ones made, TD did mine.
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