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Spanneredmonkey

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After a lot of checking and rechecking I mounted the zetec in plumbed it and the last job before tackling wiring was to fit the carb linkage,

Fitted it underneath the carb nearest the bulkhead (twin 45 webers)

Went to refit the carb and it's a hassle to get on ( have to raise the rhs of the engine to wiggle it in) but it goes, how ever after all was bolted up there is only about 8mm between the carb side air filter housing plate and the rear of the brake cylinder which is OK until you rock the engine on the mounts and then it touches

So I lifted the engine and looked to move it forward a tadge, however on checking the prop shaft engagement it appears that there is a large amount of shaft visible I have looked through the build manuals but can't see any measurements, I do recall seeing an illustration with measurements on but can't find it again

I also considered modifying the filter plate but may look a bit Heath Robinson

Any help would be greatly appreciated




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This is a common problem usually got round by using a mondeo master cylinder rather than the Sierra one
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Hi, try fitting Land Rover engine mounts, they will stop the engine rocking so much.
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Cheers guys, I did look at smaller master cylinders but could only find 2 exit ones

I have found that if I space the mounts up 10mm it clears so I will order some 50mm mounts ( have standard 40mm ones at the moment) so mk2 escort ones should do!

Quick other question I have a webcon alpha system does it use the standard crank sensor? I have a random magnet sensor in with the stuff from my father in law but it's too large for that position, he thinks it's something to do with the tacho but the alpha loom has a tacho out put for the gauge
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Don't know the alpha system but most use the standard zetec sensor on the flywheel could it be a sensor for electronic speedo or have you got a mechanical one
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The Webcon Alpha system uses the standard Zetec crank position sensor.

As Rick says, what you have is probably for the electronic speedo.  If memory serves me right, the Tiger electronic speedo sensor is about 3/4" diameter.
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Spanneredmonkey

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Cool thanks for the info

I have a mechanical speedo in the kit, so have ordered a speedo cable, ordered a new crank sensor as the old one was a bit decrepit
Where would the electronic sensor go if I had to fit it?
Is the cam sensor used? Or is it just left?
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The cam phase sensor isn't used with the Webcon Alpha system - just leave it in the head as if you take it out you'll get a nice oil mist coming from the hole.

An electronic speedo sensor usually points at a disc with holes in it, or the prop shaft bolts where it bolts to the diff.

If you've not got an electronic speedo, post a picture of it and we'll see if we can identify what it is.
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I've got a rover 25 master cylinder and it works a treat.
The bodies are close to it but close is a miss.

I intentionally moved the engine back when I upgraded from pinto. I made my own steel engine mounts and use the standard rubber bobbins

I'm running st170 on throttle bodies and with the coil pack in standard location - the coil pack is damn close to to where the tunnel starts.

I had to mod the stater location - I cut the original bell housing and welded a mounting plate to use the standard st170 starter in the standard st170 location.

I used a 1.6 cvh flywheel and 1.6 pinto clutch from sierra. The flywheel is approx 7KG lighter than st170.
I'm running 200bhp and have had no issues - done approx 2000 miles on this set up

I'll add some pics tomorrow, if I get chance [smile]

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Spanneredmonkey

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some pictures would be ace,

I will grab some photos of this mystery sender, when I get to the workshop tonight, I only got my phone back yesterday  after smashing it before xmas (while looking at the zetec plumbing picture..)

The 50mm Escort mounts have done trick in moving the carb to an acceptable postion, though its all a little close, I will have a look at the rover master cylinder, but for now it all seems ok

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tonza40

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I have the mounts you need brand new rs
Ones from burton power with stainless
Support cups. Also my linkage is Mounted
On the front car of my zetec, loads of space
In my avon. Hope this helps
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