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can trans/motor be pulled/installed as one unit?
« on: May 02, 2016, 04:29:14 AM »
Hi,    I have a 72' Runabout with the 1.6 and FOG transmission.  I bought it with the trans already removed, I have since pulled the motor and would like to install both together if possible.  Looks too tight though.  Is this doable?  Thanks for any info.

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Re: can trans/motor be pulled/installed as one unit?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 11:01:37 AM »
No experience in trying both together, but having put a 2.3 in my 73 Pinto I'm inclined to say no.  Many years ago I replaced the throwout bearing in my brothers 72, 1.6.  As I recall getting the transmission in/out was not difficult.   I remember when I pulled the 2.0 to install the 2.3.  I think I had the engine out in 20 minutes.  So, I can understand why you would like to install the engine/trans as a unit, but doing in two steps isn't that difficult.

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Re: can trans/motor be pulled/installed as one unit?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 10:45:27 AM »
I put the 2.3 and T5 in my '72 together as a unit and the 2.0/4spd came out that way. You'll need a load leveler and an engine hoist that can go pretty high.
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Re: can trans/motor be pulled/installed as one unit?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 03:38:52 PM »
Yes it can be , that one is the easy one to pull ,  also that is how the factory installs them , all in one peace ,
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