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post #16 of 26 Old 07-08-2013, 07:47 PM
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I had to use a little electrical tape wrapped around the end of the cheap plastic alignment tool that came with my clutch set.
It tightened it up and I was able to get the trans to slide in.
The engine was hanging from a hoist as the mounts were not welded in yet PITB!

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post #17 of 26 Old 07-08-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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I did see your post after I twisted the P-plate bolt off and to stop.


LumpyGrits
OK, I learn something new everyday- I thought the torque was specific to the 2 pieces you were joining together- not for the bolt itself.

UPDATE
I did get the P-plate bolt extracted today, ordered a new set of bolts, so tomorrow with help from a friend perhaps we can get it in.
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post #18 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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WOO HOO, finally got it in!!! My problem was I put the bell housing on the engine first.... Why? Because I didn't think I would be able to get the bolts in. After I put the bell housing on the tranny and then tried to install it and it went right in. Just had to use all my extensions to reach the bell housing bolts. All is good now.
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post #19 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 12:57 PM
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post #20 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 01:19 PM
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Glad you got it in, though I believe that it's just coiincidence that it slid in this time. I've never attached the bell to the transmission first.
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post #21 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 01:38 PM
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I will install the b'housing to the eng and leave all the bolts about 1/2-1 turn loose. Then the tranny goes in(I hope)and leave the tranny bolts loose also. Then tighten up the b'housing bolts and then the tranny's.
YMMV,
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post #22 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 03:47 PM
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I layed on my back cursing for four hours one day trying to get my T-150 back in by myself. Call my dad to help and within 15 minutes, it was a done deal. Amazing what a little help will do.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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post #23 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 04:08 PM
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Sometimes it's just a matter of your tongue sticking out just right!
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post #24 of 26 Old 07-10-2013, 06:57 PM
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Yeah, I spent about two hours getting my T150 in the other day. The "headless" long bolts to help align things was useful. More useful still was buying a cheap tranny jack from HF for $82. That made all the difference in the world. Then, some pushing and shoving (and some bad language) and it just slide right in when I was expecting to spend a few more hours.

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post #25 of 26 Old 07-13-2013, 09:18 PM
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Its only bad language if it doesn't help
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-14-2013, 12:37 AM
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To ease lifting the trans. Wrap a 2" tow strap around it several times. Have the helper lift it from the top.
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