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Old 06-20-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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I bought an ARF and it has an aluminum engine mount with the two mounting plates that squeeze the engine into place. The instructions call for holes to be drilled, but they don't make any sense. I don't think they are asking for the holes to be drilled through the mount, because it has pre-sunk nut holes. The nuts won't fit anywhere else.

Is it safe just to squeeze the engine into place with the mounting plates? I've never used one of thes aluminum mounts before. I tried to move my adjustable one over, but the holes in the firewall won't match up.
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Old 06-21-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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I had a Solo Sport trainer with the same kind of mount. I just clamped the engine in place and had no trouble with it. Does it look like this one...
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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Yes, that appears to be it. Thank you.

I can't imagine there would be problems, and I don't want to bore the mounting holes on the engine to match the larger diameter mount bolts because i like to move that engine around.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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Then it isn't a Vmar kit? On mine there are two engine rails bolted separately to the firewall, these two rails were both crooked in different directions. I was worried I would crack the ears off my engine, as the mounts were definitely not co-planar.

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