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JDP
04-22-2006, 09:52 PM
N8 and I decided to drop the engine/trans back into the cheap Avanti today, something I had done perhaps a dozen times on other Avanti's. This time I decided to use my new four link engine leveling tool assuming that I could adjust the engine nose height as we went.
Got it in about as far back as we could and the bell housing top kept hitting the tunnel about a inch short of the mark. At this point N8 was yelling "You have to drop the X member" and I was yelling back "Bull****". N8 thought I was nuts when I told him we were going back to the old fashioned single chain hooked to two intake manifold bolts method.
This time, we swung it in, pivoted it up and down as needed on the chain and five minutes later it was on mounts. So much for fancy tools, stay with what works. :)

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stude freak
04-23-2006, 01:54 AM
Yea , JDP them thangs werk good if the body aint on the frame.lol. I still use the single chain method myself. If it aint broke dont fix it. (pardon the southern slang):D

JDP
04-23-2006, 09:19 AM
Yet another tool that looked like a good idea until you try to use it.:)

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64 R2 4 speed Challenger
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti
54 3R Pickup