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Old 03-26-2012, 03:14 PM   #61
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Is it crooked with the drivers side higher than the passengers side or other way around?
Passenger's side higher than driver's.
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Passenger's side higher than driver's.
Try threading a nut on the passenger's side mount so it doesn't pop out of the slot but is loose enough to move the engine around, and use the hoist to lift the engine up slightly to level it out and make the stud slide down in the slot. If you have a leveler, make sure you are putting most the force on the driver's side. That's what I would do.
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Try threading a nut on the passenger's side mount so it doesn't pop out of the slot but is loose enough to move the engine around, and use the hoist to lift the engine up slightly to level it out and make the stud slide down in the slot. If you have a leveler, make sure you are putting most the force on the driver's side. That's what I would do.
Will give it a shot, thanks. Tried different holes in driver's side, only center one plausibly can work, but for the life of me I have had a bitch of a time getting the passenger side to just go down.
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Will give it a shot, thanks. Tried different holes in driver's side, only center one plausibly can work, but for the life of me I have had a bitch of a time getting the passenger side to just go down.
I know how you feel man, I can pull the engine and everything involved with it solo, but I have needed help both times to install the engine and get those damn studs in the tiny holes. It is quite a PITA. Never had a problem with the engine being crooked once it is in the holes though....
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Thanks, just ordered one, 5 bucks!
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Tranny tailshaft is a few inches away from where it needs to be, and I have the passenger mount much lower now, but it's not where it was before.

Do I need to bottom out the passenger motor mount bolt on the frame? Note: This is for a 1.6-to-1.8 swap.

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Tranny tailshaft is a few inches away from where it needs to be, and I have the passenger mount much lower now, but it's not where it was before.

Do I need to bottom out the passenger motor mount bolt on the frame? Note: This is for a 1.6-to-1.8 swap.
Is the shifter too far forward? Or to the side?
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Is the shifter too far forward? Or to the side?
To the side.
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Got it figured out.

The passenger mount must be bottomed out.

My trick? Connect the tranny to the PPF, then remove all jacks/etc.. Pump up the engine about a half inch or so via hoist, let back down.

Bam, everything lined up.

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Awesome. I'm glad you got it figured out!
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Any more info about the metal "cups"? Are they really needed and why..
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To keep your motor in the correct place if the rubber fails.
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What fatkao said - those cups are there only for safety, so the engine doesn't fall out of the car when it gets old.
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Transmission butt plug did not work. Fell out.
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Of course it did, did you use zip ties?
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Of course it did, did you use zip ties?
Normally when I use butt plug it does nto use the zip ties.

BTW I am still having fails in getting stupid motor mount in.

Under the car wiggle
standing at hoist wiggle

repeat

barf.
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Just recently installed my built block back into the car without removing the tranny. Didn't have many problems aligning with someone else to help and a jack underneath the tranny to raise it up at an angle.

I did have to unbolt my motor mounts from the block (the metal part to the block, not the rubber part). Once I got it lined it with the dowel pins and gave it a little push, all of the bolts tranny/block bolts threaded by hand. Yes, I did use them to cinch the engine/tranny more snuggly (yeah yeah yeah), but I knew it was all aligned. Then I removed the jack under the tranny and used the hoist to align the bolt holes to the motor mount bolt holes. No problems there
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I ended up leaving the tranny in the car.
I had a lift, and the bellhousing bolts are very easy to reach with wobble sockets and an extension.
I'll drop it back in in about aa week, maybe two.
Just waiting on my clutch to arrive... (FM Level I)
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