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Old 01-03-2008, 04:05 PM   #21
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right, but taking a trans on and off under a car is a much different process. Its not an inane question if I'm stuck working on a car alone and need help because its a question I should have asked before I started.
It is inane because you SHOULD already know the answer. You know it'll be easier and faster with help. When I get home I'm going to ask my kid what he thinks, be he comes up with the right answer
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It is inane because you SHOULD already know the answer. You know it'll be easier and faster with help. When I get home I'm going to ask my kid what he thinks, be he comes up with the right answer
easier =! impossible

when I dropped the motor in the corrado, it was a ******* cake walk, and I didn't need any help, but it mounts up much differently. Its better to ask a simple ******* question than hire a ******* tow truck to pull the **** somewhere to get an extra set of hands.
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It looks like I'm going to live alone again, which is good, but means I won't have any help for the engine swap, rear end swap, or turbo install. Do I want to do this at my parent's house where my step-father will help me, or go solo in my apartment garage?
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Swapped my engine alone, did the turbo alone, swapped the diff alone.....oh wait, im not a *****.
Add a few more diff swaps and a tranny drop/clutch replacement and minus the engine job and I'm right there with ya

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Engine, tranny, diff, supercharger, suspension, brakes....all done alone at home.

I think I'll have the chicken tonight for dinner, or maybe just a few Bud Lights.
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It's not that hard to do alone... I've pulled and installed my engine twice now solo. I haven't done a diff swap yet, but I can't imagine it being too hard solo as well.
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It's only hard if you're a weak-*** bitch.
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I very much would have not enjoyed changing diff bushings alone. Also busting the axle nuts loose alone may not have been possible. But a motor swap alone is possible if you have a balance bar on the hoist.
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I wouldn't swap an engine by myself. I would install a turbo kit by myself.

It's always easier with two people. Don't you have friends?
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I used an adjustment bar with the hoist when I installed the engine/tranny combo myself. Would have been a huge pita without it.

The diff bushings were not too difficult for me, but I was never able to pop loose the rear axle nuts. I wanted to change the rear bearings once, couldn't get them to budge, so scrapped the idea.
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