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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 16, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Installing a engine

Hello, putting in a 454 with powerglide, Is it a good idea to install together or separate? No hood, off the ground 2ft, I am using that pulling plate you install where the carb is.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 16, 09:23 PM
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Re: Installing a engine

I used the lifting plate with grade 8 bolts to lift a 454 engine and TH400 transmission into my 67 Camaro. I don't see how you are going to use a cherry picker (engine lift) with your car already 2' in the air. Not unless you have a lift like this one. Northern Industrial Adjustable Portable Gantry Crane — 3,000-Lb. Capacity | Gantry Cranes| Northern Tool + Equipment
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 16, 05:45 AM
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Re: Installing a engine

I've done a SBC motor only and it was a pain by myself about 8 times in my 68. Even with help, I don't see a BBC w/ trans being an easy task if you're going in through the top.

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Re: Installing a engine

If not already done, I'd suggest you remove the valance and radiator support and make sure the legs on your lift are going to clear whatever is holding your car up. I would install both together.

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Hello, putting in a 454 with powerglide, Is it a good idea to install together or separate? No hood, off the ground 2ft, I am using that pulling plate you install where the carb is.
I've done it several times even with a BB/TH400. It's all abut the angle of the dangle.

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Re: Installing a engine

You do not have to remove the header panel. You do have to have the radiator out of the car. I would suggest you install the transmission first. Put blocks under the transmission pan so its close to normal installed height or angled just a bit higher and then install the engine. Be sure you have the flex plate installed on the crankshaft and the torque converter installed in the trans before you put the engine in.

The torque converter is keyed. Put a little grease on the input shaft and a little grease on the seal. Slide the converter in the input shaft, rotate it until it sides all the way in. Once you have the engine and transmission mated you will slide the converter back about out an inch or so to meet with the flex plate.

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