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MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE

January 29, 2007
by: jovial_cynic
It turns out that the engine mount I cut caused a problem... apparently you can't just make cuts to an engine mount and expect everything to line up. I should have realized that before I started cutting...

Fortunately, I had a spare driver-side engine mount sitting around, and it happened to fit properly. The engine does tilt in the proper direction, but it looks like it might still sit upright a little too much, so I may have to make a few more adjustments. We'll see.

I made some more progress on the stand. The only thing that I don't like about the stand is that it's a little too wide for the engine hoist... which means I have to scoot the hoist as closely as possible and just scoot the engine onto the stand I built. That's a lot of work, so I may end up cutting the stand to make it a little more narrow, allowing the hoist to fit over it while lowering engine down.

Here's a couple of pictures with the engine/tranny sitting on the stand:







The front cross-member isn't actually fixed to the stand; it's just sitting on some support beams that aren't yet welded on. I'm still just sizing everything up.
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