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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Simple problem, looking for suggestions!!

This will probably be the simpleton question of the week, but here goes!! I am putting a 360 in my jeep. I have the engine bolted to the tranny and am trying to get the torque converter bolts to line up with the flex plate. The problem? I can't see in the bolt holes on the flex plate to see where the threads on the torque converter are to get the bolt started. I tried to look from the front of the jeep, but the oil pan is in the way. I have put engines in other vehicles before, and never had this problem. I tried using a flashlight in the hole, but can't get a straight shot. sorry for being a simpleton, but I am going back out in awhile to try some more, and just looking for some ideas I might have overlooked...thanks, Ben

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Re: Simple problem, looking for suggestions!!

try using a small hand mirror and a flashlight, and see if you can maybe see something that way

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Re: Simple problem, looking for suggestions!!

on a amc 360/tf tranny you lie on your back underneath head towards the engine, then tilt your head up, and with teh inpsection cover off you can see the holes easily.

HOPEFULLY you marked where they bolt up, because they only bolt up one way, and the balance wweight on teh flexplate wont allow you to get enough rotation to get it bolted right if its stabbed wrong.

you wont know until the 4rth bolt wont line up, its a pain if its out of alighnemnt.

go around get all 4 ( or 3 if its a th400) bolts started, when your ssure they all will start, then go back and put red loctite on them and torque them to spec.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 12:20 PM
 
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Re: Simple problem, looking for suggestions!!

Just out of curiosity, did you remember to use the spacer plate between the engine and transmission housing?

That 1/8" means life or death for your front pump on the transmission...
Starter won't line up with the flex plate correctly with out it either.

Just thought I'd ask sense you said you were a newbie...

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Re: Simple problem, looking for suggestions!!

thanks for the ideas, everyone. Yes, TR, the spacer is there, but thanks for the reminder!!

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