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Jim_Stevens
02-01-2017, 10:21 PM
I just landed the engine onto the new frame with new mounts. I noticed that the engine is not lying flat on the mounts. There is about a 1/16" gap at the lower end. I can stick a flat-head screwdriver into the gap. Photo attached.
So, there's an angle wrong. Question is, is it OK as is?
Frame is a Ratco and the mounts are stiffer than stock from RevingtonTR.

Thanks all, Jim

M_Pied_Lourd
02-01-2017, 11:36 PM
Hi Jim,

I seem to recall that mine had a shim in there as well....

Just dug up some video...does yours have shims?

https://youtu.be/kUmMTOSJx6k

About the 6 minute mark...

Cheers
Tush

Marvin Gruber
02-02-2017, 12:16 AM
Hard rubber, it will land in before you finish car.
Marv

Jim_Stevens
02-02-2017, 08:58 AM
Hi Jim,

I seem to recall that mine had a shim in there as well....

Just dug up some video...does yours have shims?

https://youtu.be/kUmMTOSJx6k

About the 6 minute mark...

Cheers
Tush


Thanks Tush. Didn't see the shims in the Moss catalog last night. Just ordered them.

Geo Hahn
02-02-2017, 10:55 AM
I think the original purpose of the shims was to adjust engine height to match the dog to the radiator crank hole. Not an issue if you have eliminated that hole - though using at least one shim per mount seems like a good idea to me.

Shims are slotted so they can be inserted by just loosening the mount, raising the engine a bit and slipping in.

Jim_Stevens
02-02-2017, 11:37 AM
I think the original purpose of the shims was to adjust engine height to match the dog to the radiator crank hole. Not an issue if you have eliminated that hole - though using at least one shim per mount seems like a good idea to me.

Shims are slotted so they can be inserted by just loosening the mount, raising the engine a bit and slipping in.

That'll make the wife happy. She broke a nail helping me last night!

sp53
02-02-2017, 01:08 PM
The engine sets into a wedge also, so sometimes you need to shake it, so it falls, but yes shim it. Oh watch those fingers. I can show you some pictures of mine.

Geo Hahn
02-02-2017, 02:49 PM
...Oh watch those fingers. I can show you some pictures of mine.

If those are pictures of pinched fingers - I think I'll pass.

What the shims look like:

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR3/EngineMountShim.jpg

Since the engine is wedged in there, rather than raise the whole engine a bit, it might be easier to raise one side, shim it, then do the other side.