[Spridgets] Installing engines

Kitterer Bob bkitterer at mac.com
Tue Apr 8 16:55:18 MDT 2008

Leave the engine mounts loose on the engine so you have some wiggle  
room around the steering column.

Bob Kitterer

1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor)
2000 Miata Special Edition

On Apr 8, 2008, at 2:46 PM, Michael Rowe wrote:

> All right.  What is the magic word for getting an engine into a  
> Spridget when the engine mounts, etc. are clearly wider than the  
> available space?  We have grunted the requisite number of grunts.   
> We have use more than enough profanity for several engine swaps,  
> some of it ordinary, some relatively creative.  And still, it does  
> not shrink.  The manual says (too late, as manuals usually do) to  
> offer the engine to the transmission with the motor mounts in  
> place.  Is that the magic?
> Michael Rowe
> Long Island, NY
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