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EHK conversion engine mounts Step 5
Fitting engine mounts to the cross member is quite a simple procedure if done correctly. The pics shown were taken on a proto type cross member with standard factory 40mm fitting slots. The early type is shown to assist clients with earlier EHKs that may need to remove transmissions. We have increased the slot size to 45mm to assist in easier fitting. Shortening the long pins on the SR mount would of course make this procedure very easy. As would removing the lower tabs. We do not believe this is needed. The method used is similar to the way that some other Nissan engines must be installed. If ever necessary to remove the transmission this method makes an easy job of it. Always remove the LH mount as it drops the exhaust as well when engine is lowered. The steering idler bracket is best removed from the chassis rail ( no need to disconnect the track rod) to give additional clearance for removal of the transmission.
Ensure the locating lug is at the top of the slot and located correctly. Note the lower unused hole is for locating FJ & L series mountings with different mounts. Do not fully tighten the mount at this time.
If engine is in vehicle support the engine under the bell housing with a kerb jack. SR Mounts are different for R & L. They are marked as such. Install the RH mount on the engine bracket & leave loose.
With engine & trans supported under the bell housing,jack up engine to just enough obtain sufficient clearance. Place the LH mount into engine bracket & crossmember slot.
Fit nut on to top of mount to hold it in position.
Lower the engine slowly and just enough so that the lower part of the mount is now just resting on the crossmember. Place a nut on the engine mount to protect the thread on the mounting. Note the amount of slack at the top.
With a prybar lever the mount down the slot. Just enough to pop the locating lug into position. This step may not be necessary with later EHKs due to the extra length of the slot on both sides of the crossmember.
LH mount shown with lug in position.This is not difficult and with the extra 5mm longer slot in the latest Xmembers
is easier to do.
Now lower the engine fully onto the crossmember making sure the top locating pin is in position. Fit washers and tighten both sides of the mountings.
Nearly done. If done insitu just resecure the transmount and bolt up the steering idler & you are finished.
This pic shows the current mounting as compared to early type in pic 2. Note the extra length in slot. Make sure the mounts are equal both sides before securing.