> OK, I'm about to choose between: a) A REALLY, REALLY BIG HAMMER, b) a flat
> tow to the local British car auto repair shop, and c) guidance from you!
> I removed the transmission to replace the clutch and rebuild the slave
> cylinder. Mission accomplished. I am now suffering from the "replacement
> is a straightforward reversal of the above". Namely, I cannot get the
> g*****n transmission back in place.
> I DID align the clutch with my swell alignment tool - and it LOOKED
> centered, too. I tried using a leftover leaf from an old rear suspension as
> a lever to hold the trans in place while guiding it forward. I used a floor
> jack to try to raise the back of the engine slightly. All to no avail. I
> can get it within about an inch, but no further.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Les Francis
> '78 Spitfire
I bought a new clutch a couple of years ago from TRF and put it on with little
trouble. But when I tried to get the engine back in , it just wouldn't go .
I was down in Richmond at the time at my brother's garage and had to take
a bus home to the DC area. He said he would have a mechanic from his work
take a look at it. Well the mechanic did look at it and said it was the wrong
Did you make sure that the clutch fit before you bolted it into place, I didn't
I am a bit wiser (not much) but a bit.
University Park, MD