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 Post subject: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:16 am 
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I've just been ordering some bits from Chris Witor, and he says the Sprint engine mounts should be available from next week.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:19 pm 
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I’ve been keeping an eye on the website myself, and emailed Chris a couple of weeks back. At that point they were advertised at £36, now they are £40 according to the website. I’m taking it that’s each? So with the vat and postage £100 ish for the pair, which is fair enough if they are fit and forget items. Do you know whether they are a standard spec, or harder, Shore ratting, I forgot to ask?!


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:18 pm 
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I’ve been keeping an eye on the website myself, and emailed Chris a couple of weeks back. At that point they were advertised at £36, now they are £40 according to the website. I’m taking it that’s each? So with the vat and postage £100 ish for the pair, which is fair enough if they are fit and forget items. Do you know whether they are a standard spec, or harder, Shore ratting, I forgot to ask?!
I think it's a fair price too, it's £40 for one. They're superflex.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:27 am 
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Excellent. I will definitely order some.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:53 am 
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1500 and 1850 engine mounts are also in development with Chris. Richard Old has been working with him on these and they will have the correct shore rating as mentioned.

Encouraging, especially if they are 'fit and forget'. The bushes Chris sells are always well regarded, so I'm sure they will be a good investment.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:22 am 
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I hope they will last but I will let others try first. These enginemounts are designed to have an engine to sit on and not to hang on. Some engines hang on mounts but these have a very different design. These new ones can be superflex but are still hanging. They have to be very sturdy to stay in shape and carry the engine. Maybe too sturdy making things break and tear. The original design is not correct and I think superflex will not change that.

I have used Big Healey engine mounts in the past on the RH side as these are designed for hanging. On one Sprint I did modify the brackets to have both original mounts sitting 45 degrees and one still to fit subframe I have a tubular mount with round bushes on the RH side.

Hope it will work out but in this case it's not the rubber material that is to blame but the design using a carrying mount as a hanging one.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:06 pm 
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I hope they will last but I will let others try first. These enginemounts are designed to have an engine to sit on and not to hang on. Some engines hang on mounts but these have a very different design. These new ones can be superflex but are still hanging. They have to be very sturdy to stay in shape and carry the engine. Maybe too sturdy making things break and tear. The original design is not correct and I think superflex will not change that.

Hope it will work out but in this case it's not the rubber material that is to blame but the design using a carrying mount as a hanging one.

Jeroen
I wasn't aware they were a different design. I thought they mirrored the original ones, but just used superflex.

Is the OS one not a hanging mount.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint Engine Mounts
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:56 pm 
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LH side is sitting and the RH side is hanging. Both are the same mounts LH and RH but the design and shape of the original mounts are for sitting. That's why the original setup isn't quite a succes and the new ones being superflex only the material has changed.

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