Kiwibirdman

KiwiBirdmans 1962 EJ Holden Wagon

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How solid are your mounts?  That piping from the photo angle looks like something that could hit on motor vibration/twist

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9 hours ago, k-trips said:

These are headers made by Castle Headers for a 304 into EJ/EH

 

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These are the headers that go out through the inner guard.

Being the difficult contrary bugger that I am I want my exhaust to go down the side of the engine. If there is a hard way of doing something, that will be the way I want it.

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17 hours ago, kyteler said:

How solid are your mounts?  That piping from the photo angle looks like something that could hit on motor vibration/twist

I am using standard Holden rubber mounts. There is more clearance than the photo shows, there is about 10mm to the lip where the 2 halves of the subframe are joined together. I will be cutting that back when the engine comes out. Fingers crossed that the motor doesn't move that much.

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On 17/09/2016 at 19:46, Kiwibirdman said:

Today is engine in the hole day

 

First put engine and gearbox together

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This took 3 goes until the torque converter was properly into the trans.

 

Then move the car over and line up, does it really fit in this little hole????

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Nearly there. Managed to drop a whole lot of trans fluid on the floor. Typical, and a little goes a long way.

 

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In the hole but not a lot of space. At the risk of sounding like a stuck record these are really small cars especially in the engine bay.

 

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The chassis rail at the front will need to be notched to get some clearance. The engine mount adapters are of a VT commodore and put mounts too far apart. 

 

Lots of head scratching, contemplating and then cutting and shutting to do. If anyone has any brilliant ideas add them to the discussion.

Remote mount the oil filter?

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rodshop.com.au. You prob already been there

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The lip where the 2 halves of the chassis rail are spot welded together no longer exists. Plenty of space for the pump and filter.

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