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Old 12-01-2019, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hi, just in the process of offering the MGTF sub by into my Mini Marcos and given that this is going to involve re-making mounting points on the shell, Inwas wondering if it's worth trying to use the 'resilient mounts that the MG frame uses?

What has everyone else done and if mounted solidly as per normal mini practice, what is the vibration like?

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Old 15-01-2019, 06:31 PM   #2
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I haven't seen anyone actually use the stock mounts in a Mini conversion. The tower bolts are used by welding tubes to the towers and welding a nut on top of that. Side plates are then bolted to the shock absorber mounts and most have used the MG F frame rather than TF. The plates bolt down the centre of the retainer plates for the hydragas unit. Legs then go under the Mini floor.
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Old 19-01-2019, 07:14 PM   #3
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Cheers Andy, I can see a few ways of solidly mounting it but was wondering what that does for vibration? is it comparable to an A series set up?

The Mini Marcos only has short crossmember 'end sections' moulded in to the shell and mine have rotted out so I was thinking it wouldn't be much extra work to mould in brackets to accept the MG compliance bushes but is vibration isn't really an issue I'll go with the solid mounting

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I have driven around 20,000 miles in Phoenix. I have had around 25 different people drive it. Not one has ever complained about vibration.

It's noisy due to the cherry bomb exhaust. But vibration no.
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