My engine is ready !
st.hawk at comcast.net
Fri Apr 25 20:36:39 PDT 2008
1-Do the crank bolt in the car...
there's enough room with out the core support... hmmm
did you do the core support mod on your car?!
2- I always tightened it using a holder that was made of a piece of
roll bar tubing that held the pulley.. its handle went to the ground
and the socket went through the center of it. picture a big "o" with a
couple of pieces of 1/4" rod welded around the outside to lock up the
Anyway make sure the threads are clean on both the crank and the
bolt. I used loctite on them.
I used a breaker bar and a leg from an engine hoist.... just don't
get silly about it.
On Apr 25, 2008, at 3:51 PM, Louis-Alain Richard wrote:
> Finally have all parts here in my basement. The engine block is back
> the shop where it was cleaned, honed and they installed the pistons
> and the
> crank bearings. Now, I just have to assemble all the parts together
> will be interesting since the two engines are all in boxes in pieces...
> I guess it will be easier to install the engine/trans combo in one
> from the bottom, and with all exhaust/intake plumbing attached. Is this
> correct ?
> Oh, about the crank bolt, I guess I will have to wait that the engine
> is in
> place to torque it to spec ? I know where to find the tools, at least
> crank stopper. Last time I did it was with a 3/4in ratchet with a 4 ft
> over the handle. But the torque produced is more than a DIY engine
> stand can
> handle without tipping over... Is there another way ?
> Finally, about the parts that I ordered in Iowa, they arrived here in 3
> days, via USPS Express post. For Canadian fellows, there was no
> fees nor any $urpri$e at the delivery, to the contrary of the usual
> (UP$ and F3D3X). One interesting tidbit was that the Perfect Circle
> made in the USA, were boxed in a package that had French instructions,
> only French ! They were destined to me, it is obvious now...
> 1983 Quattro nearing to recapture its former glory now...
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