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Really happy with the LEDs in my 4' Dominators, but also been recommended these from another forum for my Pick-up.
Really good testimonials....
Not cheap but I'm gonna replace my Pick-up bulbs soon.
Now at the point of dropping in the engine. Prepped the engine by removing left and right mounts, air filter and plenum chamber, gear stick.
Lightly greased the propshaft, removed tunnel top panels
Tucked the engine loom out the way with ty-wraps, protection wrapped around chassis framework.
I didnt predrill the gearbox bolt holes, for accuracy pilot drilled through the mount when in place.
Bit apprehensive prior to lifting engine in, as I was doing it on my own so for me planning and prepping, researching on WSCC and checking the manual the day/evening before was well worth it.
Did a test lift of the engine with the leveller, mine was not an expensive item but worked well enough. Greasing the threads is worth it, helped lessened the ‘swing reaction’ when adjusting with the lever, reduced the amount the engine bounces around too.
Slowly, bit by bit, forward, down, tilt, down, forward, tilt and down! Little and often seemed to work for me, engine went in very well with no knocks.
Engaged the propshaft and it seemed to not enter the gearbox as far as I imagined it would, but looking at the engine in the bay it couldnt go any further in, so assumed ok?
does this look normal?
When nearly in postion, I mounted the left and right supports to the engine, nipped in the bolts. pilot drilled the chassis gearbox holes from the top through the mount.
Loosened the previously fitted support bolts and gently levered the engine back with a piece of wood to give the gearbox clearance from the chassis, drilled out the holes to size from underneath and applied dinitrol to the holes.
once dried, fully bolted up. Engine in. Quite simple in hindsight and a task that new builders like me shouldn’t get too worried about.
FORGOT TO CUT OUT THE HOLE IN THE FOOTWELL FOR GEARBOX OIL FILLING!
no biggy, and as it happened, there was enough clearance between panel and gearbox to accomodated my stepped cone drill. Hole drilled, G/box filled, hole plugged with rubber grommet.