<VV> Drive Train Removal & Installation

Ned aeroned at aol.com
Sun Nov 25 19:47:37 EST 2012


I use little more than a floor jack and have removed just the engine and the entire drive train. I use the cart from the book "How to keep your Corvair alive." First you would disconnect everything except the motor mounts. Then the rear of the car is lowered so that the engine is resting the cart. Then the motor mounts (and/or last bell housing) bolts are removed. The car is jacked up again and the engine is on the cart. 


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On Nov 25, 2012, at 2:45 PM, Shelrockbored at aol.com wrote:

> I have watched and helped a friend remove the drive train from both early  
> and late models.  I have also helped him reinstall the drive train on both  
> models.  I feel that I can do it myself with some help (I would never try  
> this alone).  My friend uses a tranny jack with the Corvair  engine power 
> train cradle bolted to it.
> Question:
>        What kind of equipment is  available to effect this?
>                Obviously  one needs something a little heftier than a 
> floor jack.
>                        What  is suitable?
>        I have been trying to find  the power train/engine cradle (GM tool 
> J-7894). 
>                    Is  this still available?
>                    What  can be used in its place?
> Still only in the discussion stage but would like to hear  
> ideas/thoughts/comments on this.
> Steve Sassi
> LICA Webmaster
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