Engine Install

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amphicar_reich

Guest
Hi-

I have the engine and transmission out. Is it easier to install them
separately or to mount the tranny on the engine and install in one
piece? Is it easier to install the engine mounts and then place the
engine, or should the engine be placed first? (I do hate tightening
bolts while an engine hangs over my hands.)

-Steve
Fortunately safe from San Diego fires in Del Mar, CA

'64 red (AMPHICR)
'64 red (I SWIM 2)
 
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a_colo_native

Guest
Steve,

Install the engine mounts 1st so you can set the engine on them
without them being in your way. It will also keep the oil pan off the
bilge floor. If you have both engine and trans out, I prefer to drop
them in as an assembly. It is far easier to mate them and align the
input shaft to the clutch while out. Then drop it in as an assembly.
I remove the rear wheels (set the drums on a piece of plywood) and
jack up the front a bit to help with the steep angle required. It
also gets the car closer to the ground so I can reach things from my
chair.

John "Enduring an ice storm" Bevins
Rocky Mountain Amphicar
 
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WB6WSN

Guest
----- Original Message -----
From: amphicar_reich
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 6:57 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Engine Install


Hi-

I have the engine and transmission out. Is it easier to install them
separately or to mount the tranny on the engine and install in one
piece? Is it easier to install the engine mounts and then place the
engine, or should the engine be placed first? (I do hate tightening
bolts while an engine hangs over my hands.)

-Steve
Fortunately safe from San Diego fires in Del Mar, CA

'64 red (AMPHICR)
'64 red (I SWIM 2)

I have mine apart now too, and although I'm months away from re-installing, my
opinion is to mount the trans to the engine and install as a unit. Others have
mentioned convenience, but I'm also worried about the shaft seal on the trans
input shaft. This long, thin shaft has to mate with the clutch bearing, and
slides in as you line up the engine / trans bolts. Any misalignment while mating
will try to twist the trans shaft, and that puts a bad load on the trans shaft
seal and needle bearing. Better to do this mating while you can keep the engine
straight and level and move it onto a blocked trans assembly.

Ed
El Cajon
67 Rust Guppy


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