[Healeys] Getting engine mounts in line.

David Nock healeydoc at gmail.com
Fri May 31 09:13:47 MDT 2019

This will depend on if you have a problem with one or all the bolts. If you mount bolts to the frame are all off by 1/2 am inch there is something really wrong. You need to look into other problems with the mount brackets or the frame brackets.

If you are trying to line up the mount brackets to the frame and they are just a little off there are a couple of things you can try.

    1    Make small studs with a slot in the end for a screw driver. Install them in place of the bolts and then lower the engine onto the mount. Remove one stud at a time with the bolts.  You may to tighten them up as you go to hold it in place.

    2    If it is only one or two bolts. Take another bolt and taper the end of the bolt. Then screw the bolt in from the underside of the bracket. This will align the mount bracket, then tighten the other mount bolts, Now remove the alignment bolt and install the bolt from the top.

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From: Bruce Steele 
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 7:35 AM
To: simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com ; 'Healeys' 
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Getting engine mounts in line.

It’s not an easy job no matter what tricks you try.  Here’s what I did.  Get 8 extra bolts and cut the heads off (or get some studs or threaded rod) and insert them in the plates leaving an inch or so protruding.  Leave the bolts to the block loose and then lower the engine down.  You will probably need to adjust the studs up or down as you go to align the engine mounts to the plates.  Some persuasion from a pry bar and/or a mallet may also be necessary.  Then one by one replace the studs with your bolts.  It’s slow and tedious but it worked.


Bruce Steele

Brea, CA

1960 BN7


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 1:48 AM
To: Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] Getting engine mounts in line.



I’ve been messing around with the front end of my 3000 so I’ve had to detach the engine mounts by removing the vertical bolts. Now that I’m trying to get the mounts reattached, I’m having a hell of a job to get the holes to line up. I’ve loosened off the bolts that attach the mounts to the engine, but there’s still about half an inch here, there and everywhere to contend with.

Is there a knack to this job? I can see myself expending a lot of brute force and ignorance here….


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