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 Posted: 06-24-2009 04:33 am
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jdenglish
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It's nearing the time when the power assembly with a W58 tansmission has to be installed.  From what I can understand from the forum is that if I remove the sub-frame (4-bolts) and lift the body, I can mount the engine with the headers installed and transmission on the sub frame then drop the body back in place. Ezee Breezy you say?  Insights greatly appreciated.
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John English
JH5 20175
Richmond, CA
P.S. Which end of the steering shaft mounts to the fire wall?  One end of my shaft has an off setting bend.

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 Posted: 06-24-2009 01:20 pm
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Mitch Ware
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It really is very simple. tires on and a floor jack under the back of the tranny. roll it into position and lower the car down. hardest part was squeezing the bushings in between the frame rails.

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 Posted: 06-24-2009 02:01 pm
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It is as Mitch said. As inspired as i was by Mitch's work, i did the very same trick and i must say it was quite easy.

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Erik

 

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 Posted: 06-24-2009 02:02 pm
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Brett Gibson JH5 20497
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John, off set towards the fire wall, and have to agree with Mitch, not much to putting things back but it does get easier if you have a second set of hands to help align those frame bushings.

Brett

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 Posted: 06-24-2009 03:28 pm
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Looks as if a bridge crane or a fork lift would be the most painless.  Can't quite envision the placements of a typical engine hoist(s) without the legs giving some real heartburn.

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