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 Posted: Sep 20, 2017 08:51AM
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Thanks for the picture. The bracket will not fit the upper stud (that is just out of view). It sits .750" off the boss. And, all holes had to be opened up by .0625 for them to fit over all studs at the same time. The two bottom holes were perfect. The upper (offending) stud was almost .250" off. The same was the case for the bracket on the other side. All holes had to be redrilled +.0625 for it to fit.

I would be glad to post a picture. However, whenever I try to drag-and-drop a picture to the forum all that happens is I open up a new window with the picture in it. Any suggestions as to how to fix this?

Thanks,

 Posted: Sep 12, 2017 10:18AM
 Edited:  Sep 12, 2017 10:19AM
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US
As Should be installed. RH Side.  + drilling subframe hole

 Posted: Sep 12, 2017 08:27AM
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GB
Are you trying to fit these facing forwards ?

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Sep 12, 2017 06:59AM
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The braces are at least 30 degrees off flat when presented to the subframe, on either side, regardless of which orientation is tried. These seem to be the same braces as the upper clutch side braces. And, the holes in the lower RHS bracket that fits to the engine are miles off. The holes in the lower LHS bracket that fit around the speedometer section are closer, but need to be opened out by about .125" to get all bolts accepted.

 Posted: Sep 12, 2017 01:25AM
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GB
They don't fit post-HIF carb & injected cars very well due to the repositioning of the engine in the subframe - it can be done, but requires some "fettling" of the kit and frame.

Anything else I've fitted them to has been a doddle.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Sep 11, 2017 04:27PM
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CA
You realise you are required to drill your own hole in the sub.........?

 

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"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
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 Posted: Sep 11, 2017 03:34PM
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US
I've used and installed dozens of the two stabilizers without ever having a problem. Maybe a photo or two would help.

 Posted: Sep 11, 2017 02:52PM
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Member since:Mar 13, 2017
Yes. And I have a rod change gearbox. Still no idea why they won't fit. Engine has been changed from the 1966 850 to some type of 1275.

 Posted: Sep 8, 2017 12:31PM
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"Designed as an almost mandatory addition to any Mini with a rod change transmission..." [From this web site, "bold" added] If you have a 1966 gearbox, it is not a rod change and the two stabilizers will not fit.

 Posted: Sep 8, 2017 11:51AM
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I ordered an MSSK (Right Hand Lower Engine Stabilizer Kit) and an MSSK1 (Left Hand Lower Stabilizer Kit). The enclosed instructions for both of these clearly state that these kits fit "all Minis and derivatives." My application is a Morris Woody Traveler 1966 fitted with a 1275 mini engine. However, neither kit fits. One each, the brackets will not fit the designed mountings. The holes are not even close on either side, and, even were they to fit, the steady rods are oriented in such a way they will not be flush with the lower subframe.

Ergo, I have one each of these kits for sale - never installed and perfect. Not sure why they won't fit my particular car. I am not sure of the vintage of the engine. $25 each and I pay shipping in CONUS.

Contact fattogatto@msn.com for details.