Ok Guys (and Gals),
Here is a query:
How in the heck do you get the bottom two nuts off that hold the bell housing to transmission on a 1977 EA71?
Everything else is disconnected and the entire engine is ready to pull SAVE FOR THOSE TWO NUTS!
(please, that isn't a witticism, it's just a statement of fact)
I've an engine hoist on the thing and still cannot access the nuts on those studs.
It there a trick?
Do I have to pull the engine/transmission out as a unit and separate it all after?
even with my rudimentary understanding of the physics and dynamics of engine removal I cannot as yet fathom this out...I did try ti search the board...came up with nothing that applies to my situation. I'll gladly recant my statements and pleas for assistance should someone point me to a link that will assist in my dilemma.
What is the deal?
Those nuts are difficult to even get a wrench upon. (17mm) there is no way to get a socket on them as there is a serious lack of adequate clearance (especially on the drivers side by the steering input shaft).
I know it is possible, I've seen the photos.
I require someone who is more intelligent in this field as right now I am dumb about it.