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Author: Subject: MX5 gearbox mount
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posted on 15/12/19 at 04:29 PM Reply With Quote
MX5 gearbox mount

Can anyone show me how they have mounted a MX5 gearbox in a Saturn chassis please? The rear of the gearbox has two handy drilled and tapped holes. The Saturn instructions suggest using a MX5 engine mount but does it use just one of the holes? I have my own idea how to do it but I would like to see how others have done it.
Also what ground clearance do you have under the sump?


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posted on 15/12/19 at 04:56 PM Reply With Quote
If it's the two tapped holes I'm thinking of, there used to be a bracket bolted to them. I'll be remaking that bracket to go from those two holes to the frame via a Defender engine mount like this eBay Item.

As for the sump, I think I'm aiming for a couple of inches below the chassis, possibly a bit higher if it looks a bit vulnerable. I'm hoping to get into the garage over Christmas and get these jobs done, they're very much overdue but I've not had any time to get in there.

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posted on 16/12/19 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
If it helps those two tapped holes take a bracket which attaches to the PPF frame i.e. supports the tailshaft so should be OK to use.
As for mounting something like a Defender engine mount?
Cheers, Pewe

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