Basically 'cause we-really-tight.
The ribcase was fried, no second gear. I had the smoothcase and it ran
strong when I pulled it out of my parts car. Someday I'll have the money
for the 5 speed Datsun conversion but I didn't want to take the car off
the road until then. All it cost me to get it back on the road was my
labor and the cost of the paint, oil and antifreeze which is about all I
can afford at the moment.
> Why did you go from a ribcase transmission to the weaker smoothcase?
> Am I missing something here?
> Mike MacLean
> 60 Sprite
> 56 BN2
> Robert Weeks
>> Thanks! I guess that's the way I've always done it. To me it seems
>> easier when working alone. I did get my wife to help with lining up the
>> driveshaft while I lay under the car and lifted the transmission into
>> position. In the photos the transmission mount is on backwards. I didn't
>> notice that until after the first time we got it in....... doh!
>> The engine tilter really helps a lot with getting it back in if you are
>> working solo.
>> email@example.com wrote:
>>> Thanks! that helps me finally visualize how to get mine back in.
>>> just curious though, what made you decide to install the tranny and
>>> block seperately?
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