couldn't resist responding, I have TR250 #CD4313L and am currently
rebuilding a '57 TR3. Parallel worlds?
Good Luck with the engine, BTW I would recommend removing the apron.
Just use a lot of taped on padding around the opening when you pull it
Harris Goodkind wrote:
> Please don't tell me I have to remove the front end of my TR3 to
> install the engine!
> I got the car with the engine in the passenger compartment, so I don't
> know how it came out. The car was painted and the owner gave up.
> Maybe he realized the engine just WON'T go in!
> The trouble I am having is the front of the motor will hit the apron
> and the back hits the firewall. I just can't get enough room to get
> the front of the motor under the apron and let the back down. I have
> already installed the gearbox, so it is just the engine that has to go
> in. None of the books say I need to remove the apron. Am I missing
> something really obvious?
> (It was 90+ degrees here today and the sun beats right into the garage
> int he late afternoon...maybe I am suffering from heat stroke.)
> Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.
> Harris Goodkind
> Hanford, California
> '62 TR3B TSF363L
> '68 TR250 CD4914L