Good idea IMO.
--- On Sun, 7/11/10, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Crossmember Installation Headache: Advice Needed
To: "Would U. Believe" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 11:34 PM
I used a hydraulic "jaws of life" kit that my good friend bought from Harbor
A bottle jack and a 4x4 cut to the correct length might work as well.
---- "Would U. Believe" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello all. I have installed the 289 engine and transmission over this
> weekend and have tried to reinstall the crossmember. Unfortunately, I've
> run into a problem. I expected to be able to install three bolts, set the
> car down, causing the weight of the engine to spread the frame rails enough
> to install the fourth bolt. Ah, were it so easy!
> As it turns out, I first installed the passenger side forward bolt. Then I
> tried to install either of the driver side bolts. No way. The holes do
> match up. I tried everything for hours. I set the car down, and even
> bounced on it. No luck. Half of the hole is blocked by the frame. So,
> stabilize it for now, installed the rear bolt on the passenger side.
> Obviously, I have to figure something out here or I have a nice static
> display in my garage, not a drivable car.
> I am trying to figure out what to do. The idea that I keep returning to is
> to find some way to spread the frame rails the 1/4 to 1/2 inch necessary to
> line up the holes. Does anyone know how to do that? I was considering
> putting some kind of tall jack in between the rails near where the radiator
> will go. In my mind's eye, I imagine there is some sort of tool out there
> that would work; some sort of thing that can be screwed or ratcheted
> the rails to spread them. Does anyone know what I should do and where I
> get the needed tool, if any is actually needed?
> Thanks in advance for your invaluable advice. M
> On 7/10/10 11:23 PM, "Chris Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I used the 2-part epoxy from Sherwin-Williams on the floor of my current
> > garage, and have been very happy with it over the past 10 years or so.
> > If I was so motivated, I could probably scrub it on down to looking like
> > new. If I was so motivated ;-)
> > Steve Laifman wrote:
> >> Would be more likely if a user has had actual experience with the
> >> types, or has use-tested any.
> >> Steve Laifman
> >> Editor
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