MAN, YOURS IS HARD!
I have always pulled the engine 3 times in 5 years. (well, replaced
it once but I took it out of the donor before I put it in my car.)
I bought the little alignment tool. Lined up the clutch with the tool,
tightened it on. Then, with the engine still on the picker, picked up
the tranny and giggled it into place. The engine wiggles a bit on the
chain, but is pushed back to center by the weight, and I was pushing
from the other side.
No sweat at all, together in a few minutes. (Well maybe a little
sweat, the tranny isn't real heavy, but I don't want to carry one to
work everyday either.)
The crossmember is a different story for me... Those cause me
On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 21:21:46 -0600, David Councill wrote:
>First of course would be the insure the clutch is centered using a
>centering tool or perhaps a wood dowel.
>After that, I use four 5/16" bolts of about 5" length. These are used on
>alternating holes mating the bell housing to the engine to pull the two
>together evenly on all sides. Once its pulled together, I use same size
>bolts of 3 or 3.5 inch length to bolt the two together. Still may take
>about an hour (the first time I put the engine in and tried to line it up,
>I spent at least half a day wrestling it until I got the angle right).
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