MK2 front subframe mounts

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MK2 front subframe mounts

Postby Inim666 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:20 pm

Just a quick question for mk1 and mk2 owners. Do you have front subframe mounts on your cars as I'm building a decathlon and it has none fitted but I'm sure it would have
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Re: MK2 front subframe mounts

Postby l_jonez » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:43 pm

My mk2 had mounts fitted like this when I bought it.
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When it's rebuilt I'll probably change them for something better
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Re: MK2 front subframe mounts

Postby Stuart » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:12 pm

They're the wrong way round, but it probably doesn't matter too much.
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Re: MK2 front subframe mounts

Postby fozzza » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:01 pm

If I remember correctly the Midas manual states removal of the small locating peg
off the mounting.
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Re: MK2 front subframe mounts

Postby Inim666 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:09 pm

Thanks guys the holes are there but you never know with a kit car
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Re: MK2 front subframe mounts

Postby fozzza » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:28 pm

Stuart is correct that the mounting is the wrong way round, I have copied and pasted an exert from the Midas manual so you Know how they should be fitted.

The later type (post October 1976) ‘single bolt’ subframe
must be used. This subframe is rubber mounted, and the
first step is to fit the 2 front, and 2 rear rubber
mountings. NB: The front rubber mountings are fitted with
the centre hole secured to the subframe and the body
mounting hole vertically BELOW the centre hole. Make sure
the centre bolt is tight as it is inaccessible after
assembly. Also file off the metal pin on the mounting as it
is not used on the Midas. The rear mountings fit with
their flange BELOW the subframe.
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