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Post by Nick » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:06 pm

Taken 2 engines out this way!


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Post by Coupe Racing » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:38 pm

I've don't it loads of times too


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Post by IanC » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:45 pm

Thanks guys, that's the way I'll do it then!
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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:54 pm

I think the official "tool" is basically two pieces of angle iron, back to back (probably welded but bolted will probably do), 4 holes for the carb mounting studs to go through and a single hole on the upright part for a hook off your crane/block and tackle. Shouldn't even need a leveller as it tilts to just about the perfect angle to go in the hole if the gearbox is attached, and stays about level to mate with the gearbox if it's still in the car.


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Post by IanC » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks for the info. I'll check tomorrow, but i think the angled brackets on my engine leveller will fit back to back so as to fit on the carb mount. If they do, it'll be a neat solution.
Edit! Just checked, the load leveller angled brackets fit the carb bolts beautifully, so that's the way to go. Thanks Phil.


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Post by IanC » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 pm

All back together, so let's see if it actually goes! If it does, then it's brakes and dripping diff next, slightly more familiar territory for me.
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Post by TrevorG » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 pm

I put a few photos of the angle brackets holding engine and gearbox when I removed them on 'Removing engine and gearbox together', might help you in determining the angle achieved.



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Post by IanC » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:28 pm

Not going smoothly. I thought the brakes would be fairly straightforward until this (photo) happened. I can see I've got a bit to do in order to replace it, but is this a specialist part or common to other cars?
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Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:04 pm

1/2” UNF but I can’t remember how long standard studs are - GW/QRG/Mark Wilson may stock them?


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Post by IanC » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:23 pm

Thanks Jim, I'll try there.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:20 pm

Ian I have a few front studs spare, the hub will have to come off, and sometimes the disc to get to the head of the stud to knock it back in, or sometimes you can pull it back in with the wheel nut and and a spacer.
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