If you are anywhere near an Amtrak station at both ends they will ship heavy
items for (ISTR) about $.25 per lb. station to station. They will call you
when they arrive and will hold them for a day or two. I would recomend
separating the tranny. Wrap each in heavy plastic and secure them to
pallets..(ask or check for them behind your local auto supply store/ home
depot...). Bolt on some 2x4 braces to secure the engine and protect the pan.
Make sure that everything on the engine is secure.... remove and box any
delicate or easily lost parts (carbs, air cleaners etc....)
This worked very well for my Willys Axles from California to Seattle ...2 days
+/- $75 C O D.. and they had a fork lift to put them in my truck when I
picked them up. The fellow in CA that I got them from just used tie down
straps and droped them off at the station.
I would imagine that Canada Rail and Amtrak have some similar agreements to
handle freight and customs.
I hope this works for you as well as it did for me. good luck
Bill Hook, 57 TR3, 62 Willys, 53 BMW cycle........
> Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 20:29:36 -0500
> From: Jim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Canadians - help!
> I really need some advice on how to get a TR7 motor and transmission
> from Kentucky into Ontario and here's the catch - they are uncrated.
> I have never done anything like this before and am really at a
> loss as to how to proceed.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> I am hoping that someone can recommend someone or some company
> that will get the stuff from there to here (hopefully at a not
> too expensive price).
> Any one out there with pointers - or do I have to rent a UHaul
> truck and go get them myself?
> If so, what do I need in order to get them over the border with
> a minimum of hassle from Customs?