Well trying to avoid forking out nearly 90 quids for a proper mount
As MG went in for an Oil change last week and we found cracks in both front tyres ..
So expecting bigger bill
Off with under tray today as its been sunny out .. and can see the problem the Small end of the Mondeo Mount is really just too big in diameter to fit in , there is a couple of Mm clearance but this actual mount has a rather soft rubber in the small end , so it does does most of the movement when under load and causes the aluminium frame to hit the bracket when under load in reverse .
Looking at it . remove metal from the bracket would seem to be the best way tot mod it . but don't have a grinderette or even 240v in the road to drive one. Might try thinning down the mount but nut sure if there is enough metal there.
So having the time , the materials and the inclination I've done a temporary mod to the original.
I've had a piece of sound deadening rubber off the side of a nuclear Submarine, my secret how I got it
so machined this up to fit along with a bit of nylon as spacers to fit MG frame and stuck it in.
As its a solid bush it a tiny bit stiffer than the original , but doesn't hit anything.
And far smoother than the unmodded Mondeo one ..
PASS on its longevity though .???.
new Sooper mount
The two small ends for comparison..
As an Aside ... I did want to reseal a joint ( whilst doing my RR Booster spring) found my sealant had Gone off .. the whole cartridge had gone solid, But it made a lovely block of rubber ,
, quite hard to cut , impossible to tear and pretty dam stiff ... it was a Tube of fixall MS Polymer I used to fix and seal my Old Fiat Windsceeen and other odd bits .
Using my own version of a Shore hardness tester
I've tested it in comparison to the old rubber out of the MG mount and it is very very close in hardness, but it is a weeny bit softer , so maybe an option if we ever need to cast a new rubber thingy somewhere ? ( just thought)