Supercharged Camira..

Craig and Adam\’s attempt at adding an SC12 to a JE Camira wagon

Molested mounts..

Posted by superchargedcamira on August 31, 2008

When we first got the old girl we replaced the front two engine mounts. Many people had told us of the regular problems these cars suffer with engine mounts but when we examined ours, they were completely snapped. To me it didnt look like normal wear and tear, it looked as though the previous owner had been doing jumps in the bloody thing or something. This weekend was no exception with the rear drivers mount being replaced with a mint second hand one. Much to our surprise (not) this mount had been clean snapped as well and was rubbing metal on metal.

The mount itself took around 45 mins to remove however getting the new mount in place of the old one took around another 3 hours. Being the bush mechanics we are (and not having the right tools), we ended up grinding some of the bracket the mount was attatched to, so we could wedge the mount in. It wasnt detrimental to the bracket but it just allowed us that tiny bit more room we needed to get the c*** in. Seriously after changing the mount we were both exhausted haha..

The car after the mount change did drive considerably better, with less moans and groans coming from the engine area. There are still some weird noises we are hearing but atleast we know the engine now is safely held in the engine bay for the time being and ready to take a belting from the supercharger.

We gave the car a bollocking and to our delight it didnt disappoint. Hopefully soon we will have some footage of the old girl in action letting some smoke out of the tires haha..

Here is a photo of the broken mount.. enjoy.

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