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April 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm #12304
hello i just trying to fit my gearbox back into van ,i have the tail piece of the gearbox resting on the xmbr, and the front and shaft just trying to get it past the preasure plate but its hard to lift it up and bolt it home ,i have a trolley jack under the drain plug up and down with it ,i dont want to move the engine forward ,please which is the best way i am doing it on my own ,i think i need extra hands :(April 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm #23305
It’s a heavy box to fit on your own. I make it easier by taking out the two bolts through the exhaust side engine mounting and lowering that side of the engine on to the crossmember. It allows a little more space above the bellhousing and makes moving the box easier. I also jack up the front of the engine slightly, thus lowering the rear end. I leave the rear crossmember off until after the gearbox is attached to the engine. This allows you to change the gearbox’s angle relative to the engine, ensuring full alignment.
The important thing is to ensure everything is lined up: the clutch disc is centred; the gearbox spigot in line with the disc and spigot and that the gearbox and engine are in a true straight line. Then it will go in.April 4, 2010 at 7:52 am #23307
just having a cup of tea and going to have a couple of hours ,thank you for advise will try it thanks ,made my own alignment tool extension bar with tape around for the clutch ,let you no how i get on .April 4, 2010 at 9:08 am #23308
Here’s one way of doing it on you’re own. It the lower part of article. Its how I used to do it. It does work with 997 boxes as well despite what it says, but remember it may drop off the x member when you pull it forward if you haven’t got a jack there. Always worked for me. It the gear lever plate on top thats makes them a little awkard to fit, so by taking it off and refitting afterwards, makes all the difference.April 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm #23318
the gearbox is in and clutch working ,yesterday the gearbox was about 1 inch from going on it would not go that last inch in the end the clutch not in the centre so lined it up with my eye ,tried the gearbox again with the help of my brother and it went on with a wiggle :lol: its a nice feeling ,just need to safety check everythink nice and tight ,thanks for advise on how to fit itApril 6, 2010 at 6:55 am #23327April 6, 2010 at 10:42 am #23329
For aligning the clutch up I use similar to one of these.
Works on Anglia clutches too- though for normal Anglia’s I have an old input shaft from a gearbox. I have tried various mandrel aligners including Sykes P over the years and I think they’re rubbish personally.
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