Entry 23 – Engine, Gearbox Cover, Wiring, Shift Lever

Engine Out!

Engine Out!

Engine Pull

Sunday was to be the day of the “Big Pull.” My younger son,Scott, arrived in the early afternoon to help me get the engine, gearbox and overdrive out of “Stinky.” Before he joined me, however, there were a few last minute items to take care of. First, I had ordered a device from Myke’s Tools in Oregon to help with the angle adjustment of the engine assembly as it was removed from the engine bay. This turned out to be very handy making our job much easier. Myke makes adapters for a number of cylinder heads that can be attached to his hand made pivot plate. I mounted the adapter and pivot plate to the motor and adjusted the pivot for maximum angle.

Lever Custom Bracket

Lever Custom Bracket

Adjustable Lever

Adjustable Lever

Gearbox Cover and Shifter

I then removed the four chrome 1” screws holding the retaining ring for the rubber grommet, on gearbox cover for change-speed lever. I screwed off the shifter knob and then slid the rubber grommet and retaining ring off the gearbox. I then removed 14 self tapping screws and washersfrom the gearbox cover and lifted the cover away. Some of the screws I encountered were notoriginal and some of the special washers were missing.

Gearbox Cover

Gearbox Cover

Gearbox Cover

Gearbox Cover

Cover Washers, Bolts

Cover Washers, Bolts

Gearbox Cover

Gearbox Cover

The next item was to remove the Slotted Nut on the Selector Lever On End Of Change-Speed Lever. After removing the split pin on the nut, I pulled out the Pivot Pin and removed the assembly.

Shift Lever Fasteners

Shift Lever Fasteners

Shift Lever Fitting

Shift Lever Fitting

Shift lever

Shift lever

I then disconnected the wiring at the Gearbox Wiring Harness. Twin solid green wires from the main harness connected with a single solid green wire. A single green/brown wire connected to a single green/brown wire. A yellow/purple wire connected to a yellow/purple wire, and a single solid yellow wire connected to a solid yellow wire.

Gearbox Wiring

Gearbox Wiring

Gearbox Wiring

Gearbox Wiring

Motor Mounts

I then used the motor hoist to lift the motor slightly and removed the two front motor mount cap screws to the front frame motor mounts. I then placed a jack under the gearbox to support it andremoved the 8 bolts and spacer blocks securing the rear engine mount. As the workshop manualdirects, I first put a large washer and 1/8” rod through the Spring Retainer Stem. After removingthe rear mount I was ready to start lifting! These lifting procedures are always best to be executed slowly. With Scott’s help we got the big hunk out of the car and it now sits in the back of the garage,leaving a gaping hole in the car’s engine compartment.

Firewall

Firewall

Car Sans Engine

Car Sans Engine

Car Sans Engine

Car Sans Engine

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