[xk] XK 120 body mounts

I am moving towards replacing the collapsed rubber body mounts on 679474
with the later aluminum blocks, and am having trouble locating a pair of the
later front bulkhead mounts. They are the smaller rectangular blocks with a
step machined in them and one hole through. If anyone can post the
dimensions of this block so I could make a pair, I would most appreciate it.

On the later cars, I imagine that the rubber washers for the bumper bracket
bolts in the boot floor area went away as well, yes?

Allan
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Absent any information from the 120 owners, my 150 has two plain steel
pieces stacked on each side. Dimensions: 1" x 1 5/8", 0.130" thick each.
Hole is 25/64" centered 5/8" from the end. Unpainted. Some kind of silvery
plating, not blackened.

Gene McGough
XK-150 FHC S834515DN
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From: “Allan Pozdol” apozdol@wideopenwest.com

. . . , and am having trouble locating a pair of the later front bulkhead
mounts. They are the smaller rectangular blocks with a step machined in
them and one hole through. If anyone can post the dimensions of this block
so I could make a pair, I would most appreciate it.
Allan
1952 FHC

Hi Gene,

Thanks for your help here. It sounds like these are indeed different. The
120 mounts can be seen in Urs book on page 240, #4.

Best

Allan> Absent any information from the 120 owners, my 150 has two plain steel

pieces stacked on each side. Dimensions: 1" x 1 5/8", 0.130" thick
each.
Hole is 25/64" centered 5/8" from the end. Unpainted. Some kind of
silvery
plating, not blackened.

Gene McGough
XK-150 FHC S834515DN

. . . , and am having trouble locating a pair of the later front bulkhead
mounts. They are the smaller rectangular blocks with a step machined in
them and one hole through. If anyone can post the dimensions of this block
so I could make a pair, I would most appreciate it.
Allan
1952 FHC


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In reply to a message from Allan Pozdol sent Mon 3 May 2010:

Allan,

Send me your e-mail address and I’ll send you a sketch.

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Early 120 FHC owners:

Perhaps my first question should have been has any lucky person with an
early 120 FHC replaced the rubber mounts on their cars as of yet, or is live
and let live?

Upon recent comparison to the later cars, our early cars differ with four
rubber, not two aluminum pads on the rear rails, and the absence of the
mount at the top of the frame at the fore of the rear rail.

The FHC coupe supplement does not make mention the early four per side
rubber mounts. Also no mention of any change in the body as well to provide
for this new mount.

This makes me question the comparative thicknesses of all of the rubber
mounts to that of the later aluminum mounts.

Any comments of a good or bad experience here?

Allan
March 1952 120 FHC>I am moving towards replacing the collapsed rubber body mounts on 679474

with the later aluminum blocks, and am having trouble locating a pair of
the
later front bulkhead mounts. They are the smaller rectangular blocks with
a
step machined in them and one hole through. If anyone can post the
dimensions of this block so I could make a pair, I would most appreciate
it.

On the later cars, I imagine that the rubber washers for the bumper
bracket
bolts in the boot floor area went away as well, yes?

Allan
1952 FHC


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Hi Allan,
I know Carl Hanson went through this a few years ago.
My 679187 is still sitting on all the original rubber discs, no aluminum
blocks at all, and taking a glance under it this morning I can see that they
are indeed of at least two different sizes. For instance the one under the
firewall by the starter is two discs, a smaller on top of a larger one. On
the opposite side by the pedals they used to be there but apparently cracked
and fell off within the last year. The rest are all getting hard and
permanently compressed, and the body is getting a bit saggy and creaky, so
although I wasn’t looking to do a body off restoration quite yet, it is time
to do something about them.
I can see one mistake the factory made in not putting large bearing washers
on either side of these rubber discs. On the other hand it means there is an
uncompressed edge hanging out and I can get a measurement of the original
thickness there. I’ll try to get the old gal up on jack stands and make an
inventory this weekend while I’m taking pix of the handbrake. If I can’t
find these discs anywhere I will get a length of round rubber bar stock from
McMaster-Carr and make my own.
Rob Reilly - 679187

It hasn’t been easy tracking down a way of reproducing the rubber discs this side (Europe) of the Atlantic, but I have found Polymax.co.uk sells rubber sheet thick enough to make discs, should anyone be looking.
Otherwise several searches to find a supply of either stand alone discs or rubber cord of sufficient hardness to slice up has proved unsuccessful.
Simon 679265