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Attaching Flywheel/clutch to transmission assembling help

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Any tips or tricks to dropping the engine back into a b2? I've done this once to a classic car, which is MUCH different since you have all the room in the world to just lower the engine in and side it back it. Not enough room to do that with the b2. So any tips or tricks to it?
 


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Yes. It is an incredible PITA to do it the way you are planning. It is much less trouble (in most cases, sometimes you get lucky and it all lines right up) to drop the trans, set the engine in place, and then pop the trans back in. Getting some all-thread of the same threading as the bell bolts and then putting two 6" sections into the 3:00 and 9:00 holes makes putting the trans in very easy.
 

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Yes. It is an incredible PITA to do it the way you are planning. It is much less trouble (in most cases, sometimes you get lucky and it all lines right up) to drop the trans, set the engine in place, and then pop the trans back in. Getting some all-thread of the same threading as the bell bolts and then putting two 6" sections into the 3:00 and 9:00 holes makes putting the trans in very easy.
I was regretting having to do that since no trans jack. But oh well I'll find one to borrow. If I drop the tranny should I just take the transfer case with it?
 

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I used a milk crate and a bunch of wood scraps to install transmission, A few mis-steps, but I didnt kill myself.
 

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If you have the radiator/AC stuff out of the way, it's pretty easy. I've put engines in multiple RBVs without removing the trans...just makes it a little harder, but you don't have to worry about hooking up the shift linkages, driveshafts, etc. Just go slow and wiggle it into place, you'll get it eventually.
 

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I was regretting having to do that since no trans jack. But oh well I'll find one to borrow. If I drop the tranny should I just take the transfer case with it?
No need. Using the all-thread method I popped my trans and t-case back in as one piece using just a crappy, sinking, floor jack.

My wife was helping me, and we used a second tiny one to help with pitch, but if I wasn't hurt we could have gotten away without the second jack.
 

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No need. Using the all-thread method I popped my trans and t-case back in as one piece using just a crappy, sinking, floor jack.

My wife was helping me, and we used a second tiny one to help with pitch, but if I wasn't hurt we could have gotten away without the second jack.
So what your suggesting is to disconnect the drive shaft and stick and slide the transmission back and then drop the motor into place then slide the transmission forward? Please explain process a bit more in layman terms if you would.

And what do you mean by the "all thread" method?
 
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I think he means that you can put all thread in a couple of the bellhousing bolt holes in the engine, position the engine so that the all thread goes through the transmission holes, and use nuts to suck the two pieces together.

I think it's easier to just get the engine set in place and wiggle the transmission in so that it lines up. I have put a transmission on my chest under the vehicle and just lifted it into place... not a big deal... it's just awkward. It's nice to have someone else there to get a couple bell housing bolts started.
 

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^^ probably will be doing this.
 

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If you take off the motor mounts then you can lower the engine a little further. It aligns very good then. Then just work it into place. Jack the engine up until you can put the mounts back on. Three bolts each side. Piece of cake
 

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If you take off the motor mounts then you can lower the engine a little further. It aligns very good then. Then just work it into place. Jack the engine up until you can put the mounts back on. Three bolts each side. Piece of cake
With the twin beam it makes it a pita to remove motor mounts.
 

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