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#1 Indy Orange

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:31 PM

hi all, I'm installing my motor soon ,I've already fitted the heater box and ducting,can I fit the motor without damage to the heater box ?
I'll be installing the block in first then the box in from underneath .Thanks Paul.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:37 PM

Is there much clearance between the heater casing and the block?

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:06 PM

I'll just talk amongst myself.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:13 PM

Lol
There is a little bit of play room there Paul
we put a small pillow against the heater box for protection

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:15 PM

I would take the heater box back out & install the engine first. Especially seems how hard it is to find a good heater box.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:05 AM

Argument against removing the heater box is that every time you remove and refit something like that there is a chance you will damage it.

Get yourself a sensible helper, protect a few things and you should be able to slip that motor in no problem.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:53 AM

Pulling a short motor out or putting one in with the heater box in place is a piece of piss. If you hit the heater box you need a good slap around the head with a wet trout for being careless. :)

As Rexy said, get yourself a sensible helper.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:38 PM

Thanks for the input guys! Yeah I'd rather not pull all the heater shit out , I'll just take it slow and steady .

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:54 PM

Just remember to use protection ✌️

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:59 PM

I put complete motor carby and exhaust with Supra box in LJ couple weeks ago. Didn't hit the heater. Painful job by myself but done now. Short motor as above, piece of ....

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:03 PM

I did take rocker cover off. Gives Smidgen of clearance with firewall lip.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:10 PM

Long motor if it has a head on it! Short is essentially without the head.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:32 PM

Going to borrow an engine leveller of a mate ,that should help too.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:51 AM

Hi,
Yep, rocker cover off to help clear that lip at the back.
Never touched a heater box.
I find those engine levellers are good, but mean the bonnet needs to come off for the height.
All the above assumes factory sump. Once a boxed race sump is in play...its just a different ball game and pig of a thing.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:05 PM

Hi,
Yep, rocker cover off to help clear that lip at the back.
Never touched a heater box.
I find those engine levellers are good, but mean the bonnet needs to come off for the height.
All the above assumes factory sump. Once a boxed race sump is in play...its just a different ball game and pig of a thing.



4 bolts & that bonnet would have been off hey !

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:10 AM

yeah  Gary, but hey, 4 bolts is 4 bolts! lol



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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:24 AM

It makes life a lot easier with it off...Especially with a big sump fitted.






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