Are you sure you have the tranny mount for the 5 speed in correctly? I
had a fan belt shred apart on our 68 about a month ago. I had to
change it on the side of the road, with no problems whatsoever.
Perhaps the tranny is pushing your engine too far forward. That, or
the motor mounts are weak.
On 9/23/07, Andy Webster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> having just done battle with gravity, with the aid of a forklift, I have
>inserted my 1275 and datsun trans into the gaping cavity left by the 1098.
> My 1098 never had a harmonic balancer..... but...if my 1098 did a fan belt,
>I could change it at the side of the road in about 5 mins.
> I cant for the life of me see how I change a fan belt now, without undoing
>the engine mounts and getting a jack under the engine...lifting it enough to
>get a belt betweeen it and the front X-member and then dropping the engine
>back into place.
> oh joy!
> Someone PLEASE correct me if I am wrong..
> And cheers for the thermostat and PCV tips!
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