Project Leopard - Engine mounting

When I got the RB25det, it was in pieces. For some reason, I thought “most of it” was there. Now that we are in the home stretch of the build, it’s finding the small stuff and sometimes the small stuff is back ordered or out of stock or delayed due to pandemic. 

I should have really dug deep when I first got the car and now I know better. A lot more items were missing, more than I expected. 

One of those items I didn’t realize was the engine mounts and engine mount brackets. Jon told me everything was pretty much there, but also got the car in parts. 

 

Marco noticed the block didn’t have the mounting brackets or the mounts/isolators themselves.

Marco has a set of Syko Performance mounts, but said I still need to get the RB25det engine mounting brackets. I sent him a picture, but he said aluminum ones (which I haven’t found), but when I check the Project Car magazine, they used the same ones. 

I jumped on them as I wasn’t seeing many RB25det mounts. These brand new would be 3x the price I paid. This also gives me a chance to clean these up and even strengthen if needed. 

Another huge component is the Syko Mounts. My intentions with Project Leopard was to use the original builders and parts company as much as possible. 

It was a no brainer to work with Syko Performance. One thing I did find is that if I kept with the OEM exhaust manifold, I will need to use the Syko Elbow. Luckily, these are sold (if available) as a kit.

In conclusion, I hope this will fall into place and just take care of another section of the build.