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 Posted: 07-07-2020 12:08 am
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Ralph H

Joined: 03-13-2018
Location: 1974 Jensen Healey # 15681, New Brunswick Canada
Posts: 43
Hi All
Here is a hear scratcher. I have just discovered the 6 small bolts holding the transmission top cover in place are loose and some are backed out 1/4 to 1/2 inch. WHY? or as I put it WTF? I can see the front two bolts I can touch one of them and get it tight and the other I can get snug but how do I get the other four bolts tight when I cannot see and barely touch them much less get a wrench on them? How much play is there to lower the transmission if I pull the transmission mount and the prop shaft? I see no evidence that the engine was ever out of the car (Car sat for 40 years and I replaced factory engine mounts myself). Does this fix require me to pull the whole engine and tranny out? Please somebody have a fix I have overlooked. Ralph

PS needless to say it was flowing oil all over the place on my first test drive.

Last edited on 07-07-2020 12:08 am by Ralph H