At 12:04 PM 9/24/2001 -0700, rexcats wrote:
>I think this weekend we will be ready to pull the engine on the 79 MGB, so
>is it easier to remove the engine with the transmission attached or not!
>Also when it goes back in is it better attached or not. Any other words of
>wisdom on pulling a 79 MGB engine are appreciated.
From my experience, its easier to pull the engine without the
transmission. And then you have to support the transmission while the
engine is out. But putting the engine back in by itself is much harder - I
spent the good part of a day once, just trying to get it to line back up
with the transmission. Never again.
So in short, you are better off doing it the standard way with both
transmission/engine. There is a key trick involved though - you have to
have a hoist with a pulley that allows you to lift the front of the engine
higher when you pull it all out (so the transmission points down steeply to
clear the tunnel). With the right technique, its not really so hard.
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