Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:10 PM
Got in almost 2 hours this morning, then went to the model plane club's annual lunch, got back to work about 4:30.
Had to modify the transmission jack and do some judicious tilting, but it's out.
I had to put 2 pieces of 12x2 under each jackstand and lower the rear to the ground.
The trans jack (with the extension ears I added so the pan would not hit) is about 9" high fully lowered, but it was worth every cent getting it out, and will doubly be so going in.
One of the bottom bellhousing studs stayed in the block, the other threaded out, I wonder of putting it in is easier with both in or both out?
I bolted a 1/8th metal bar between the radiator support and a mount on the intake, motor stayed nice and stable.
I was hoping to get this thing all wrapped up by sunday afternoon, that's sure not gonna happen!
It looks like the diff oil was pushed up the dipstick, no idea why that happened, it wasn't filled with trans fluid or such.