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Old 05-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #24
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what do you mean? I installed trans out of the car, put the engine/trans back in as a unit, with the shift brace disconnected it will go, you'll have to play with the angle a bit, and go veryyyyy slowly. You will surprised what preassembly + patience on the reinstall will get you. I reinstalled engine w/headers, intake manifold, accys ( minus A/C of course, and power steering) wiring harness, along with trans. You'll need a hoist that will go high, and clearance above to crane that thing up.
Looking back on it, I should have replaced the starter while it was out.
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