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now that i have my ***** sittin in the yard how am i gonna hold it tight in one spot so i can do some serious undoing and then tightening to some serious torqueages (if ya know what i mean)

anyone any tricks of the trade?
 

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Find out which motor factor local to you sells Sealey Tools, and buy an engine stand. There about 100 euro's and not to bad.

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Yep i got one of them too, works a treat, well worth having for the fact you can rotate the engine 360 degrees to get the bottom end apart.

You will also need to buy one of there hyd lifts to get the engine onto the stand unless your some kind of body builder
 

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QUOTE (McandMar @ Jan 12 2006, 03:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yep i got one of them too, works a treat, well worth having for the fact you can rotate the engine 360 degrees to get the bottom end apart.

You will also need to buy one of there hyd lifts to get the engine onto the stand unless your some kind of body builder


Just to update and let you know how I got on...

Myself and Polish Tom went at it today, took it all apart excepting the big ends. When I said to him the other day about an engine stand he laughed and said 'no you understand two men its ok'. He tore into it on a sheet of ply with me holding the engine steady while he undid the flywheel bolts. He stuck a bolt thru the threadless transmission bolt hole on the block and lodging a screwdriver into the teeth and levering it off the bolt, undoing the flywheel bolts was easy. Then for undoing the cam sprocket he just stuck a breaker bar across the top of the head and thru the sprocket segment as a holding tool (and there was me trying to put together the Y lever the haynes manual suggests you make). Did similar with the distributor shaft sprocket.

Woulda taken me a month of lookin and thinkin. Did need to buy allen key type socket set as the intake manifold bolts are deep and out of reach, got a great Sealey set for €25 from Mikey in Dunboyne Auto Parts.

Clutch disc turned out to be worn and Polish Tom cant believe you cant buy a disc separate from the 3-piece, over there they've so little money nobody does anything the expensive way. Things from main dealer also are about 3 times cheaper there (no suprise) but it just shows the markup they put on over here. Head is to be skimmed on Monday at a local non-shop. Valve stem seals yet to be done, thats all then.
 
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