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Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob

Subject: Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 12:07:23 -0700

        The last time I put in an MGB engine.  I picked up the engine
assembly with one hand whilst installing the starter with the other.  Since
my harbor frt pivot had it's handles fall off, I'm now using a piece of
clothes line tied to a cat.  As I heave the engine over the front valence.
(I've made the front shroud removable with Dzus fasteners) I kick the cat
which puts enough strain on the clothes line to pivot the engine up and
over.  Since the transmission then tends to smash the cat in the head, I can
then kick the still warm body under the front wheels to stop the car from
rolling backwards.  Meanwhile to the strains of Frank Zappa in the
background, I light the det cord with the cigar that I always have clamped
between my teeth.  The det cord acts to weld the diveshaft to the trans,
thus reducing the likelyhood of driveline vibration.
        Sit down, pop a Bud and bend some more baking pans.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Nagy []
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 11:50 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob
> I tied a piece of clothes line to the tail on the tranny, put 
> it through
> the shifter hole.  I pull like a beast!
> Last time I did it, I had a stationary frame with a chain hoist.  A
> brick behind the front tire.
> Cranked up the motor, pushed the car up ander the motor, as I dropped
> the motor in, I'd pull the rope to keep the tranny tail centered, pull
> the car by the wheel well, using my foot as a block until I could kick
> the brick back under the wheel.  Quite a site!
> Soon as I got ready to start bolting things down, my brother shows up
> asking if I needed any help!!!
> Tim

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