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Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob

To: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>, mgb <>
Subject: Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob
From: Tim Nagy <>
Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 15:21:52 -0400
So, now everyone's a commedian!  I was 16, and wanted to quit drving my
mother's car.  Took me 2 weeks to rebuild the motor, and was time to
drive.  I did want any man had to do, DIY!

Went on my maiden voyage, forgot to tighten the battery cable and
stalled out about 3 miles from home.  Had no clue!  Dad came by, looked
in the trunk (where I had the battery) saw the + cable on the floor of
the truck...laughed at me, threw me cables, and off we went!

I like the cat idea, can I get that from Moss?

"Dodd, Kelvin" wrote:
> Weeeeellll.
>         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.
> Kelvin.
> > -----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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