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MG MGA - assembly sequence
|Hey all, I am close to installing the motor into the newly cleaned and painted frame. Is it better/easier to install the motor and gearbox together? Is there anything that should go first? Thanks, Tom|
|Tom, if they are both out I would join them on the bench then install in the car. You need the gearstick out I think.|
|Tom, I recommend as Art says. You will need to install the gearbox extension after the motor and g/box are in. This can be achieved through the small cover on top of the transmission tunnel, a bit fiddly and squeezy but achievable.|
|Unless the tunnel is on there is no need to remove shifter assembly. Tunnel and floor boards would follow engine and transmission instalation.|
|R J Brown|
|Sorry guys I do it the other way... Perhaps I like getting underneath. I trial fit the the engine and gearbox on the bench to ensure there are no burrs on the clutch spline. I find I can easily lift the box into position and get the mounting loosely bolted up. If you raise the front of the box as high as possible using a jack, you will find with the engine suitably angled down the engine goes on OK. I do this with the cylinder head off as the whole thing is lighter. There is no real problem getting the bolts in and tightened up. I have done this with the tunnel and floor boards in position and gear lever out.|
There you go Thomas - do it whichever way takes your fancy.
|P N Tipping|
|I am taking my engine and trans out. I plan to take them out as a unit and leave the floors and tunnel in. If I can't get the remote off the trans, I will then unbolt the trans and take them out separately, but it's easier to get to the first set of bolts than the second. |
Let us know what and how you did!
JIM in NH
This thread was discussed between 23/11/2011 and 25/11/2011
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