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Old 11-25-2007, 11:06 PM   #172 (permalink)
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11-11-2006, 06:11 Pm

The main reason we're going to the trouble of using the engine/tranny brackets from the 4-cyl car is so we can remove the electric motor later without having to remove the axles & transmission also.

I re-installed the transmission today with the 3-cyl mounts just to confirm measurements: we only have 1 inch of clearance between the end of the electric motor and the "frame" on the right side. Not enough room to wiggle the motor off the transmission inside the engine bay should we ever need to.

But before I can locate everything in the 4-cyl spot, I have to head back out to the bush lot to take another part off the red car: apparently the driver's side tranny mount is different. Not just the bracket, but the mount that's bolted to the frame.

Hopefully it's a straight bolt-in. I don't think they would have used different holes, but I'll find out for sure tomorrow.

All this junk will become clear when I post photos, for those who care.
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