Whilst on holiday I ordered an engine hoist, as this would be delivered by the time I got back and easier for me to have ready for today - so the first task was to put that together. Derek (not CC Derek) came over to give me a hand, so we got to work...
|Engine hoist prior to assembly.
|I went with a foldable version which means the legs can be moved a vertical position for easy storage when not in use.
|Middle support in place.
|Engine Crane built - only took half an hour or so.
|We then put it in place to see if we needed the 900kg or 300kg reach, and went with the 300kg reach.
|The engine then got moved out to make access easy for fitting the gearbox, or so we thought!
|Other side of the engine.
|2.0 Litre Ford Duratec
|Washer bottle and motor in place.
|Washer bottle tubing in tunnel and tie-wrapped into place.
|Using the Dremel to open up the body skin to allow the bolts that hold the engine mounts to the chassis through.
|Engine mounts ready and waiting for the engine.
|Alternator ready for removal.
|Starter motor unit awaiting removal.
|Engine now minus alternator and starter motor unit.
|Selector Shaft O-Ring must be fitted between transmission and bell housing - and siliconed into place..?
|Selector Shaft O-Ring - is this the right place to put it?!?
|As I don't have a labelled gearbox parts bag, I think these are the right cap head bolts to attach the gearbox to the bell housing - or is it the bell housing that's attached to the gearbox! Only time will tell!
|This is the sorry state of affairs of today's 'engine and box' install - but looking on the positive side, all the groundwork is done for a (hopefully) pain free install tomorrow night.