I removed the side pieces of the subframe with engine mounts on and moved the engine as close to the front of the subframe as I could, its quite heavy and makes the engine hoist struggle so the least it has to move the better. Attached with some webbing I jiggled it about until the engine was hanging level, this would make lowering into position much easier. Then it was a case of lowering into position and re-attaching the side pieces, the first engine mount went in dead easy, the second however wouldn’t go in as something was hitting at the rear of the subframe. This turned out to be a mounting bracket supporting the inlet manifold. A little surgery from the angle grinder and a chunk of the bracket was removed, shouldn’t hurt, the bracket was seriously strong. The next lowering of the engine went dead smoothly and both engine mount bolts slotted straight in. The overall position of the engine is ‘adjusted’ with washers although it is somewhat unclear at this stage where it needs to be without the other engine mounts fitted. The engine fits perfectly and was very easy to slot in, it tilts forwards and backwards a lot so a variety of different positions can be tried.
The next job is to fabricate more engine mounts and knock up the driveshafts, not a 5 minute job.....