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Sunbeam 2000 build

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Here is the jig I made to make new motor mounts, one set of holes for the original location and a set 1/2" lower.
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New lowering mounts all done and painted, looks like I will get a break from the rain to install them. The Polyurethane bushings are greased to prevent any noise and keep them lubricated.
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Here are some better shots of the mounts side by side with the original ones before install. They fit perfectly! Engine lowered about 5/8 - 3/4"
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The front idler plate had to be 1/2" taller to attach the top bolt to the front of the head. 5/16" thick material was added.100_5509.JPG
 

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Just ordered an Aluminum coolant reservoir tank as the plastic factory one is weak at best. Don't want to take any chances of overheating because of a cheap plastic container. Once I have it installed, the coolant can be filled as well as the intercooler cooling system. Got the plug for the pump so I can get that wired and ready to go.
 

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Hard to see, but the top of the supercharger was touching this bracket on the firewall. Now with the lowering mounts, I have clearance and there is a finger's thickness between the oil pan and crossmember.
 

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Got the Koyo™ radiator installed for better cooling. Will also change out the coolant reservior (Plastic) to aluminium which should arrive today.radiator.JPG
 

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Two steps forward, one step back. It turns out that the power steering pulley is too large in diameter and does not clear the supercharger pulley alignment. Took the pump apart and pressed out the pulley to find a smaller diameter one. Speedway shows what I think will work. The factory one has an outside dimension of 5-1/16" and where the belt rides is close to 4-1/2". The one that was ordered measures 4-1/4" with the same bore diameter. Fingers crossed that I can make it work.
 

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Here is what I am dealing with, because the power steering pump is attached to the motor and the supercharger is attached to the head (1/2" Taller). If the smaller pulley does not work in my favor, I will have to make a different mount for the pump to move it closer to the engine block. You can also see where I removed material from the left side for clearance and there is plenty of meat there if I need to take out more.Belt Clearance.jpg
 
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