[Mgs] MGB Engine and gearbox reinstallation

Paul Root ptrmgb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 13:28:56 MDT 2012

You'll recall that Paul has the big full length car ramps. He's got lots of
space under the car.

I just don't know how you are going to get it forward enough to drop the tail
of the transmission and then be able to push the whole thing back to clear the
front cross member.

On Oct 4, 2012, at 12:04 PM, Max Heim wrote:

> Other than the bit about the mounting brackets, I 'm sure it can be done. I
> don't know why you wouldn't have them attached -- they're pretty fiddly in
> the confines of the engine compartment. But I'm thinking about an early B.
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Menlo Park, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires
> on 10/4/12 2:41 AM, PaulHunt73 at paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com wrote:
>> Now I know I'm going to be told to fit the engine and gearbox as a unit.
>> has anyone removed the mount brackets from the engine front plate, dropped
>> just the engine down between the chassis rails and brackets, joined the
>> gearbox to the engine on the floor under the car, then lifted the assembly
>> into position and refitted the mount brackets and mounts?  I realise the
>> of the gearbox may need jacking up as the engine is raised into position.
>> Space and hoist limitations make lifting the combined unit in from the top
>> problematic.
>> Thanks,
>> PaulH.
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