<VV> 1964 Spyder powertrain install
patiomatt at aol.com
Wed Sep 23 16:13:26 EDT 2020
From: clynn66 at bigpond.net.au
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:21 AM
To: vv-help at corvair.org
Subject: 1964 Spyder powertrain install
I am putting the powertrain back in my 1964 Spyder and I have a situation I wonder if others have experienced.
Using the Finch trolley I have lowered the car down onto the powertrain with the cone tipped rear engine mount first then the 2 front transmission mounts.
I bought new transmission mounts to use but they were difficult to get at even with Clarks tool so I have run with the old mounts which appear to be ok.
Once I had all 3 castellated nuts on it was a piece of cake to then lift the car and take the powertrain up off the trolley and remove the trolley.
I put new fabric sealing strips around the engine and the ones on the right hand side are aligning very flush with the right side rail.
But the fabric strips on the left side are aligning about half an inch below the left side rail as though the left side of engine needs to come up half an inch.
I can trim the fabric strips and install the retainers but I wonder if my situation is uncommon and I should be looking to get both sides of the fabric seals aligned flush.
The engine would appear to be fully up on both of the transmission mounts because the bolt threads come through the nuts the same amount and both cotter pins can be put in quite easily height wise.
I didn’t put any washers under the 2 transmission castellated nuts but the nut on engine mount at rear has the thickish washer under it as per books.
My question is should I be looking to get both sides of fabric seals to align flush or is the above situation something I can run with.
I would appreciate any comments from past experience of which I have none.
Colin LYNN # 28299
Perth, Western Australia
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