68 R Code

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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 13:19

The engine is lowered into position so that the transmission to engine bolt holes align. I installed a couple of 289 / 302 head bolts as guides for the outboard holes. Then I got a creeper between the legs of the engine hoist so I could look at the alignment of the torque converter holes. I used a small screwdriver to turn the torque converter just slightly so the holes were perfectly in line.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 13:24

With the transmission now being supported by the engine I put a set of needle nose vice grips on the nuts of the straps holding the transmission up previously. I remove the nuts, and cut the safety wire holding the vacuum modulator line clip to the transmission and pull everything out of the way. Then all the transmission bolts can be installed for good.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 13:26

I cleaned the threads on the exhaust manifold studs using the fiberglass wheel, then ran a die over each of them. A little silicone RTV goes on the lip of the manifold where it bolts to the head before it is bolted in place.
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 13:27

Note - I cleaned the flat spot where the spacer meets the manifold too before I installed it. Don't want any leaks later.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Gold68302 » 11 Jan 2019, 15:38

So close you can almost hear the r code sing!!! Such a beautiful car.

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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 19:16

Carrying on where we left off, the passenger side manifold is installed with the engine in the car. It gets in the way big time if you tried bolting it to the engine first.

The rear bracket for the air cleaner heat shield is a reproduction. The stud fell out of it when I took it out of the plastic bag, so that had to be tack welded to the bracket. The other end of it had its hole drilled off somewhat so it had to be elongated so it would fit and work.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 19:19

The smog tubes on both sides come next. First the ferrules are screwed in finger tight. Then the tube assembly is shoved in until it bottoms. All the ferrules are tightened with an open end 1/2" wrench as tight as they can get.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 19:21

Bad picture since the drop light under the car is glaring at us, but it's the only picture I have of tightening the starter bolts.
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 11 Jan 2019, 19:24

This lets me install the motor mounts and the starter cable on the passenger side. On the driver side I install the motor mount.

I dropped the engine and slipped the bolts in place through the motor mounts. The engine is now in place and the hoist is gone for good!
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by catlover » 11 Jan 2019, 22:35

I understand how to get the bottom and side bolts, but how did you get to the top bolt on the starter with that big as manifold in the way?
By the way, good job I too just finished installing a CJ in a 69, lots of fun
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