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mounting a 2.25 petrol onto a engine stand

Discussion in 'Series' started by dvb668w, May 6, 2016.

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  1. dvb668w

    dvb668w Active Member

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    Simple question (I hope)
    I'm about to do some work on a ex military 2.25 petrol engine before swapping it. I'd like to fix it to an engine stand via 4 bolts that I understand are the same holes that hole the flywheel cover to the block.....

    Anyone know what size bolts i need as i would think the ones used to hold the cover on will be too short??

    Thanks in advance

    Andy
     
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    SpringDon Well-Known Member

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    The bolts currently used for the housing will be too short. If it's a 5 bearing engine then they should be m10 x 1.5. If a three bearing.....something else (7/16?)
    Either way, get some threaded rod and nuts and use that.

    Edit. 3/8 unf was imperial one
     
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    dvb668w Active Member

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    Hi,
    Thats great! Off shopping in the morning :)

    LOL B&Q £2.98 for 1000 mm lol
     
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    dvb668w Active Member

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    Hi,
    Thanks for that!
    lots of cleaning to be done, new clutch etc then the big swap. I just know having it on a stand will make things much better :)

    Roll on next weekend

    Andy
     
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    Hi,
    I have hit a snag swapping a 3 bearing engine with a 5 bearing one.... All the parts fit but none of the dolts :-(
    I'm going to try and pick up the correct bolts but is anyone knows the thred size of the following just incase i need to improvise while waiting for delivery of the correct bit...

    I need to replace
    engine mount bolts x2
    3x dizzy bolts that hold the alloy triangular mount to the block
    3x long bolts holding the thermostat housing together
    2x bolts holding the alternator bracket to the block

    with luck the local land rover shop will have stock... if not it would be good to be able to pop into screwfix on the way back :)

    Many thanks in advance
    Andy
     
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    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

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    3 brg are imperial ,5 brg metric
    m8
    m6
    m8
     
  7. dvb668w

    dvb668w Active Member

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    Screw Fix here I come :)
    You seam to be a wealth of info James... must buy you a pint should we ever meet ! :)
     
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