[Healeys] Re-installing Tranny?

Rich C richchrysler at quickclic.net
Sun Dec 28 11:07:27 MST 2008


George Haywood has a lot of good tips on the installation of the gearbox 
back into the car. I will add my 2 cents worth. Assuming the gearbox is out 
of the car and the engine is supported as needed from under the car, I 
always suspend the gearbox/overdrive assembly from above with a chain falls 
and soft rope slung around the adapter plate of the o/d. On the 6 cylinder 
roadster, you'll want to protect the top of the windscreen from being 
scratched by the chain or rope as it lines up right behind the windscreen. 
This seems to almost be the balance point of the gearbox assembly with a 
slight weight bias to the front. Place the gearbox/o/d assembly across the 
floor of the car with the bell housing on the passenger's side. Sling the 
rope as above, and lift the assembly slightly off the floor. This 
arrangement allows you to press down on the tail flange with your hand to 
achieve balance, pivot the whole assembly and guide it gently into the 
cavity. Place the gearbox into 4th gear so you can rotate the tail flange 
and guide the input shaft splines into the clutch splines. Suspending things 
in this way from above wll allow you to tilt the load to the left to clear 
the starter motor bulge at the bulkhead flange, then simply start the 
splines, then sitting on the fixed portion of the tunnel, place both feet on 
the bell housing and push the assembly home. Install the bolts as required 
keeping in mind the dowel bolts placed at 11 o'clock and 5 o'clock as viwed 
from in the car looking forward.
I've done this many times by myself once the gearbox is lifted into the car 
and sits across the floor as described above.

Rich Chrysler

Subject: [Healeys] Re-installing Tranny?

> Hi folks,
> I pulled my tranny yesterday to sort the problems I am having in 1st and
> reverse.
> Question:
> What is the best way to wrestle the tranny back into place once I have the
> tranny sorted? It was hell getting it out. I cannot imagine doing it with 
> a
> restored car without nicking and scraping something. I used a little floor
> jack and a board to keep it from dropping. What is the best way to keep it
> level when I reinstall it?
> Weakly yours,
> Scott Willis
> Mashed 60 BN7 AH Club USA
> 59 MGA
> 66 E-Type FHC

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