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Re: [Spridgets] Installing engines

To: Michael Rowe <mdrowe@optonline.net>, Spridget Chat Group
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Installing engines
From: Peter C <peter@nosimport.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 17:04:54 -0500
Well, 3 things I've done that were wrong are:
Transmission mount on backwards. Engine and trans fit except for 
about 2 inches. It's a trapezoid, wide face front.
Engine mount brackets are handed. The half-moon cutout is for the 
steering column and must face forward.
Not enough beer.

         Peter C.
At 04:46 PM 4/8/2008, Michael Rowe wrote:

>All right.  What is the magic word for getting an engine into a 
>Spridget when the engine mounts, etc. are clearly wider than the 
>available space?  We have grunted the requisite number of 
>grunts.  We have use more than enough profanity for several engine 
>swaps, some of it ordinary, some relatively creative.  And still, it 
>does not shrink.  The manual says (too late, as manuals usually do) 
>to offer the engine to the transmission with the motor mounts in 
>place.  Is that the magic?
>Michael Rowe
>Long Island, NY
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