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EJ trans in EA81...crossmember?


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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

solutions? I know jerry makes a crossmember for an EA82 5MT, but how about the EJ?

#2 1982gl4

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:55 PM

I just fabricated my own using flat thick steel off from the original ea81 mount, It's not finished by any means, but it's a start. It still needs to be strengthened.

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#3 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:38 PM

I plan to use the original EA81 crossmember but fabricate a new transmission mount or mounts to support the EJ trans. Or was that already tried and abandoned?

#4 Numbchux

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:32 AM

I plan to use the original EA81 crossmember but fabricate a new transmission mount or mounts to support the EJ trans. Or was that already tried and abandoned?


the problem is, the bolt holes for the mounts that are cast into the transmission case, are much further back than the EA ones. So there isn't really any way to do it without making/modifying the crossmember to support the trans.


1982gl4, thanks for that. I knew I had seen someones build, recently, with pictures of how they'd done it....turns out it was yours.

#5 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:57 AM

I plan to make a support bracket bolted to existing mounting points on the EJ trans. Then I want to bolt the actual mounts to that bracket and the EA cross member. It will be a few weeks before I start the mockup.

#6 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 02:33 PM

Got bored this afternoon:

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By the way, mating gearbox to engine was never easier!




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