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FB Trials 8e to 32a

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FB Trials 8e to 32a

Post  solvent3 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Hi i am going to swap my 8e engine for a 32a. Does anyone know what difference in engine mounts there is? thanks

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Post  piston 197 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:54 am

The front mount needs moving approx. 3/8" inch, the bottom mount stays the same, and you will need to make a new triangular plate for the rear mount. Depending which frame you are fitting it in ( assuming FB ?) the bottom of the 4 speed 32A box may foul the bottom frame rails, so a little re-jigging may be required ( not applicable to pre 1955 frames)
Best to offer up a pair of crankcases and a gearbox shell into the bottom mount with the front mount removed, bolt the front mount to the engine and re-weld to frame, the rear mount can then be measured and made.
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Re: FB Trials 8e to 32a

Post  kerabo on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:47 pm

Also size up the chain run you may find its close to the tyre regards Ken
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Post  piston 197 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:56 pm

If the current 8E chain line is o.k. then the 32A should align similar without any undue problems, if swapping from an AMC engine the chain line will alter when fitting a 9E/32A series engine.
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Re: FB Trials 8e to 32a

Post  solvent3 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:26 pm

Thanks for the input. Kind regards.

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Post  piston 197 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:31 pm

I have a rolling chassis with tank, seat ,chain guards brake pedal footrest etc for a Falcon 76 trials, to take a Villiers 7E or 8E engine albeit fitted with triumph 4 bolt forks and cub alloy front wheel. If anyone has been inspired by Ken Booth's exploits.
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