[Healeys] Re-installing Tranny?

Alex alexmm at roadrunner.com
Tue Dec 30 08:44:34 MST 2008

Years ago, when I owned my 1967 BJ8, I recall replacing the clutch all by 
myself. As a kid who had never done it before, I simply took out the console 
and seats and unbolted the bell housing, drive shaft, etc. Maybe I didn't 
know better but .....

I recall renting an alignment tool, and then bolting the transmission back 
in place--all by myself from inside the car. I recall how easy it was.

It worked great, and I put 100,000 miles on that new clutch.

== Alex in Maine
     "The Blue Mainie," 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7
     "Conkling," 1946 MG TC #1321
     Former owner 1957 A-H 100-6, 1967 A-H BJ8,
     1965 MG Midget

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark LaPierre" <lapierrem at sbcglobal.net>
To: "scott willis" <ahpowered at hotmail.com>; <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Re-installing Tranny?

> Scott,
>     I have read a lot of feedback through out the last decade on this
> routine.  After the major expense of redoing the trany it makes sense to
> reinstall it the right way.   Pull the engine too .   Whats another couple
> of weeks down time in order to get the thing lined up right.   You need a
> good cherry picker, ($150.) and a leveler to do it right.   While the 
> engine
> is out you can tidy up the rest of the compartment.
> Lining up the trany input shaft has to be a hellashias deal when the 
> engine
> is in the car.
> Good Luck,   Mark

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