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Post by BulletBird on Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:43 pm

Looking for a Timming chain cover for a fe 390, if anyone has one for sale.
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Post by rees3910 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:42 am

Cant help with the cover,but i do have a new set of gears and a chain to suit a 61 if that is of any use (cheap)
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Post by BulletBird on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:15 am

Thanks Dave, but l have got a rebuild long motor , only thing missing is a timing cover. I did get a call last night from someone who has one so I should get it next week and that's when I start to get serious.
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Post by rees3910 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:28 am

Cool Arthur,I have just finished rebuilding mine,i hope to fire her up this weekend.Best of luck with yours.
Cheers Dave
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Post by BulletBird on Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:30 pm

Did you remove the engine only or engine and trans together as one unit. I am lazy and trying to work out the easiest way.  Dave Don't forget to post some pictures of your rebuild.

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Post by rees3910 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:19 pm

I took the lot out Arthur I wanted to do front and rear seals
while I was at it.And apart from
that I wasn't sure how I could line everything up with the box still in ,it was hard enough with it on the floor of the shed.
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Post by BulletBird on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:34 pm

Dave, what did you use to lift the engine chains bolted to the engine or did you use something else. A picture of it would be great when you put it back in.
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Post by rees3910 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:45 pm

It's back in ,I used an engine tilt and chains your welcome
to borrow it if you need .
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Post by BulletBird on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanks Dave, I will be using a engine crane from someone nearby. It's been many years since I had to remove a engine and not much room in the Tbird. Just need the motivation to get started. I aming for next week, I Hope ?
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Post by rhinosoft on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Hi Arthur,

I have used an engine plate to remove and replace my engine, works a treat. Used with my engine and trans together - I was worried like hell but using that tool is very safe.

Give me a call if you would like a loan.

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Post by BulletBird on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:19 pm

Hi Graeme, I now a lot people use them, but like you said it will scare the shit out of me, especially on the aluminum intake. I will be extra careful, because I do make mistakes. I think I might bolt the chains to the heads and stand back.
Have to catch up sometime to see what you have done to you car since the last time I seen you.
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Post by rees3910 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:33 am

I bought 4 longer bolts for the manifold and used them with chains up to the leveler that way i could get enough angle on the whole assembly as i brought it in and out.And i agree using a manifold plate on an aluminium manifold is scary at 400+ kgs.
If you need any help at all please feel free to give me a call,the procedure is fresh in my mind so i may be able to be of some use.
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Post by BulletBird on Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:22 pm

Thanks, I should be right, but if I get stuck, I will give you a call.
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