Above: Chris helps guide the engine and transmission assembly into
the engine compartment.
After lunch, we picked up the entire assembly and, using an engine leveler,
lifted the engine/transmission high enough so that we could slide the frame and
body underneath. Blankets were wrapped around the firewall, so that as we
tilted the assembly forward, the tailshaft of the transmission wouldn't leave
unsightly scratches. This procedure actually went fairly quickly. As we lowered
the engine, the tranny slid smoothly
Right: Six hours later, engine now mounted on the frame.
underneath the firewall.
With the engine mounts centered into the frame
slots, a floor jack was used to elevate the tailshaft so that the brace could
With the sun going down and the assembly in place, we decided that we were
finished for the day.
October 2004 - Engine now has peripherals installed.