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RE: Engine equalizer thingameebob

To: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>,
Subject: RE: Engine equalizer thingameebob
From: Larry Hoy <>
Date: Tue, 04 May 1999 15:36:43 -0600
I thought this thread was just about worn out.  I couldn't imagine there was
anything more to say.  But sure enough, our list expert Kelvin, was able to
pull all the information together, and by including his personal experience
has now clearly defined the proper method for pulling the MG engine.

Just goes to show you that this list may be the definitive source of *all*
MG information.

Thank you Kelvin, I needed that!

Larry Hoy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Dodd, Kelvin
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 1:07 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Engine equalizer thingameebob
> 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.
> 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
> 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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