This year's season began for a Kit car....the owner started to use it on the road again,but unfortunately not so long...suddenly he heard a crunching noise and it was hard to put it in gear.He brought it to me again and i started to investigate what is the problem,i thought something went wrong in the gearbox.
I removed the engine & gearbox from the car.
I found something...the engine mounts were broken and the rubber mounts were snapped on the engine and a gearbox as well.They were not the best design for hold the engine in a position,cause the rubber mounts were forced sideway by the weight and the movement of the engine....
I had to make a pair of new mounts....here they are:
Lets paint them black.
Bolted on the engine block...
And bolted on the chassis.
Now the weight of the engine is lying on the rubber mounts and not force them on sideways.
I found another problem as well....the crunching noise it was ,cause the gearbox mount were also snapped and the modified gear selector mechanism touched the prop shaft.It was always a bit hard to find the 1st gear in it and the owner didn't like that.
I checked the movements on the modified gear selector mechanism,and it was a bit bent,and also it has had unnecessary movements.I made it stronger and rigid....after all this done the gearbox working very smooth and smart,so nothing wrong inside in it.(relief for the owner :) )
The Classic Mechanic
I am Laszlo Izso and I am The Classic Mechanic. We undertake part and full restoration and repairs of modern classics, classic and vintage cars. It is more than a business, it is a vocation as restoring these cars is my passion.