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 Post subject: Engine Mounts need replacing
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:24 pm 
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Hello all,

Started stripping the engine bay down today and found that the engine mounts have rusted / torn ... has anyone replaced them ? Are the panels available or did you have to make your own?


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Mounts need replacing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:06 am 
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Goodness me! Never seen any that bad before! Gary repaired one on the ‘76 due to rust but not sure of any others that have needed doing. It’s not normally a problem so I fear if it’s that bad what the state of the sills, floor, battery tray, wings, rear subframe mounts and roof are like. Rather than addressing all that rust it would be far quicker/easier/cheaper to replace the shell from a car being scrapped. A solid shell was offered on here for ages and has now been cut up so unless it’s a turbo massive amounts of welding or the car has significant sentimental value it’s just not worth the investment. I would guess donor mounts from a car being broken is the best option. Not sure if Porsche still have them as a panel but I guess you could ask.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:13 am 
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I seem to remember Gary fabricated a repair as John says, but given the importance of alignment, strength etc in this area I'd have thought it should be jigged . Pretty sure there is not a repair section available, people cut sections off salvage cars but again, this surely needs to be an engineered solution.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:51 pm 
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If the mounts are that bad, what is the rest of the chassis looking like. Sills, floors, rear beam mounts...... :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:08 am 
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Wow, ive been playing with these cars since 17years, and never seen anything remotely as bad as that. What happened to the car? Is it really worth saving this one?


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I'm not so sure there is enough solid chassis rail left to weld an engine mounting back on successfully. As I said before, check the whole chassis, sills, rear beam mountings as I fear there will be a lot of other areas of rust. Looks like its been submerged in salt water at some point in its life or had a lot of battery acid and brake fluid on it and never cleaned up. What does the battery tray look like?

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1980 924 Turbo Series 1 - Alpine White & Guards Red
Omega forged pistons, lightened and balanced bottom end, ARP studs + Cometic MLS HG, Piper fast road cam, K27/26 3257 hybrid turbo, 951 ducted FMIC, Custom intake manifold, Mittelmotor dizzy & cam pulley, Adj boost - dyno’d at 225bhp @ 1.0bar on previous CGT turbo, Zeitronix ZT2 & Phormula KS4 knock sensor, 944 turbo all alloy radiator, Hayward & Scott custom tapered race exhaust, GAZ Gold coilovers, Fuch'ed up, Quaife LSD
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