As listers have mentioned, check the motor mount height
and to see if there is any valence damage. But even with
new mounts and a perfect valence the crank won't always
line up. The factory shimmed the motor mounts so the
crank would line up. These shimms go between the motor
mount and the engine front plate. They are the same
rectangular shape as the motor mount with a notch cut
in so the nut holding the engine to the mount only has
to be loosened to slip them in. These are almost always
thrown away when motor mounts are replaced since nobody
crank starts their cars, in fact, the repairers probably
don't even know what they're for!
62 TR4 w/crank start option - works!
> I am trying to figure out why the hand crank on my 1957 TR3 (smallmouth) does
> not meet exactly with the engine. It seems that the tip of the crank meets the
> engine slightly (maybe 1/2 inch) on the high side when passing through the
> crank guide. I know my description of the problem may be a little confusing,
> but is there an adjustment that can make the crank work or is it something I
> have to live with?
> I borrowed a crank from a club member with a similar car (and his crank works
> on his car) and found that the problem was my car, not the crank.
> Ken Nachman
> Richmond (VA) Triumph Register http://www.tsquare.com/rtr
> 1957 TR3 TS21086L Old English White
> 1974 TR6 CF16990U Mallard Blue