I had a shop remove the engine and I sent it out to have it re-built. Trying to install here at the house with my knowledgable neighbors who said it should drop in "like butter" (you reading this Larry?) We tried for about 3 hrs last night and can not get the engine / and 904 automatic to mate up. Seems like we need about a quarter inch more room to get them put together. oil pan is hitting k member barely, and when we get it moved back enough to clear the k member, we don't line up.
Thinking we may need to unbolt the transmission and try to push it back just a little, then mount the engine in and then re attach the transmission, but that seems like thats a lot more difficult than it needs to be. Any body got tips on getting that engine to mate with the trans without taking the trans loose.
We were SO close, but couldn't get it.
63 Valiant Convertible