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Posted by michael on June 26, 2001 at 12:54:51:

In Reply to: I've done this....more posted by Colin on June 26, 2001 at 12:36:53:

but I usally end up putting the thing in alone. Once you have the main shaft of the tranny centered and part way in the hole of the pressure plate, look at the space between the rear of the engine block and the front of the bellhousing. If the space is even top to bottom and left to right, the shaft will slip in to the cluch disk (if you used an allignment tool...or better yet, an old main shaft end. Put a very little coating of synthetic chassie grease on the trannie's main shaft splines). You may need to either spin the engine internally, twist the whole damn thing the long way, roll the car (this is what I do, in 4th gear, 1 or 2 inches will do it), or jackup a rear wheel to spin the tranny to get the splines on the main shaft to line up with the splines on the cluch disk. Once the shaft and cluch disk are mated, push/rock/giggle the engine up to the tranny. Remember, there are two alighment dowles (tube sections that bolts go through). To get the engine to mate to the tranny, these need to go into their holes, rotate the engine on it's front/rear axis to get these dowles to seat If all is well, it will mate with the tranny, leaving less then a 1/8" gap. If it doesn't slid in do not use the bolts to force it. take it appart and see what's wrong

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