started off with a nice trip from shed to car with the engine firmly fastened to it's frame, made a real change from trying to keep the engine from falling off whatever contraption i'd come up with!
pic 1, also made it a lot easier to connect the gearbox back to it with the aid of a trolley jack undre the 'box, very civilised
pic 2, a slight wheel failure with the extra weight of the gearbox and the manouvering under the car didn't stop me
pic 3, looks tight for space!
pic 4, some protection for the engine and chassis rails came in from some old car floor mats, stopped the worry of scratches as the engine was raised
pic 5, the other part of my home made lifting frame connected to the trolley jack.
i always lift the rear of the gearbox up first and bolt that to the car, then lifting the front just makes life easier as it then just swings up perfcetly in line
pic 6, all in place with a little more room than i thought there'd be
have also fitted the cross-member after cleaning years of old oil and crud off it.
had a look now at what rad space i have, quite a bit really.
just a case now of deciding if a sud rad will be up to the job or to chop some out of the lower front panel to get the deeper 16V rad in, although unless the front panel is opened up to allow air-flow to the extra depth i have my doubts as to how much of an improvement it would be.
now thinking of chopping the whole front out and fitting a deep rad, or just trying a sud one first...