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geedle

posted on 30/5/20 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
Engine Angle

Hi,

I'm putting a MX5 NB engine and box in a Haynes build (with MX5 mods). As I understand it, the mounting points for the NA and NB engines are the same. In order to clear, I think I'm going to have to angle the engine and box nose up about 2 degrees.

Is that cool?

Thanks, Geedle.

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snapper

posted on 31/5/20 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
2 degrees is nothing, your engine mounts would settle more than that and your car pitches on the suspension by a lot more.
The Pinto engine was set in the Sierra at a steep rearward angle in comparison





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designer

posted on 31/5/20 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
Up to 5deg is usual, and it also helps to rid the cooling system of bubbles.
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geedle

posted on 31/5/20 at 09:44 AM Reply With Quote
That's what I thought. On a steep downhill, under heavy braking, the effective nose down angle would be much bigger. Thanks.
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