Sunday, September 30, 2012

Is that an engine in your car...

Or are you just happy to see me (post).
First a  quick thanks to my well informed brothers who assured me I should be able to cut the stock I bought.  I just need to brace it (better).  Low and behold two 11.1/8 cuts, and 2 12" cuts.

Now that I had the assembly, for the forward engine mount, is was time to mount it.  In a very PG way of course.
 The mount allows me to take advantage of the normal cast iron 914 engine brace.  As you can (kind of) see, the host is directly above the brace.  This was done to allow the engine to 'balance' on the brace.  And not put any extra stress on the transmission mount.

Which you really can't see in the above photo.  Maybe if someone asks I'll take a better version of this photo.  I'm really proud that the planning paid off, and the cuts to with-in 1/8 on an inch worked out.

But I doubt anyone else will think it's a good idea to put and engine this big in a car this small.  BWAHAHAHA

Higher ground

If you're going to be hosting 235lbs of motor and transmission its a good  idea to have some leverage. Back in the day, if you need an engine hoist, you just stopped by Pep-boys and $20 you had one for a couple of days.
I'm not sure what happened; but auto-parts stores don't rent them anymore (to me anyways).
So I had to make a trip to "HARBOR FREIGHT AND TOOLS" the mecca of all things tools.  Had a couple of coupons so your price may very.
 So for about the cost to rent I bought a 400lbs electric hoist.

Home Depot supplied some plumbing parts.

By the way, a note to my Dad.  Sorry I kept screwing around with all your plumping spare parts in the garage growing up.  I didn't realize they were going to be part of your retirement plan.  You're looking at 7 parts that cost $40 dollars!  Made in China no less!