I've pulled a couple of TR6 engines in my garage using an engine hoist
from a local rental place. This rental place will count one day's rental
for picking up the hoist on Sat. afternoon and returning it on Monday.
The cost is $35.00. It has taken me about 4 hrs. to remove the engine, as
I'm a novice mechanic. Unfortunately replacing it has taken 2.5 yrs. in
the first case and is yet to be attempted in the second after a year and
a half. I'm the poster child for Shipwrights Disease, and both times a
total restoration started with a $35 rental, so be very careful! Open
heart surgery may be less expensive than a bad case of this all-consuming
'75 TR6 CF38690UO
'75 TR6 CF37325U
On Thu, 07 Aug 1997 10:07:00 -0400 Carol Zingone
>I took Sybill to the mechanic's last nite for a professional diagnosis
>on the noise I've been hearing on shifting into gear, and after the
>appropriate time of 3 beers (each), she *finally* started making the
>noise for him. Atta girl !
>We had (mechanic, list, me) thought clutch slave and M/C. At first
>night, he thought those little clevis pins, so, therefore, clutch
>adjustment (a happy answer to me!).
>However, when she finally performed as the bitch she can be (and he
>thought she just liked him !), he has come to the unhappy conclusion
>that new thrust washers are in my very near future. Now, having a
>*starter garage*, and no engine hoist, there is virtually no way I can
>do this myself, is there ?
>Also, he quoted me $600 for the job. Sound reasonable ? He says it
>takes about 2 hours to pull the engine. I think he'd be willing to
>me *assist* (ie do all the prep work and all the finish work), and cut
>some slack on the final bill...so, now I'm considering taking a 1/2
>to be a junior grease monkey.
>I'm grateful to the collective wisdom on the list, and to have a
>mechanic that will work for beer (at least he did for a few hours last
>night...the thrust washers aren't a beer job. I asked already !).
>Input, advice and donations are welcome ;-)
>74 TR6 -- Sybill