Moho alignment, etc - a little help please
If you read my other posting under Classic Motorhomes, you'll know I just had my broken flywheel and torque converter replaced after breaking down en route to the AS factory. I've been advised to make sure to have it precision aligned. In all honesty, I am way over my head.
I want to make sure this doesn't happen again and I take care of this issue properly. I will call the guy who replaced this stuff and see if he aligned it. If not, what do I do?
Also, who do I go to for the installation of the aluminum brackets that Airstream gave me that help hold steady the junction between the engine and transmission? They are sort of triangular and the transmission guy said they would be helpful, he just didn't see them before he had everything back together at 2 a.m. last night. He recommends that I get them installed and estimates a couple of hours.
What can I get away with (what's the cheapest, safest, smartest option)? I have blown my entire budget and then some for now on getting back to Michigan and having the motorhome fixed (hotel, meals, rental, ride to the factory when the tow truck couldn't take us all, etc.).
We'd like to continue using her, but not if we are causing damage that could lead to a repeat of us stranded on a major highway cursing AAA of Michigan.
Any technical advice that I could use when making calls tomorrow would be greatly appreciated. Please keep in mind that before yesterday, I'd never heard the terms flywheel or torque converter. Someone mentioned AAMCO and there's one not too far. I am just outside Detroit, so there are loads of car and truck shops. I'm just not sure what type of shop to contact--transmission, diesel engine specialist, GM, Isuzu?
We are hoping to be leaving tomorrow evening to cross the state, but won't do it if it's not safe. The guy in Ohio didn't indicate it was a matter of urgency. Thoughts? Suggestions?
1982 280 Turbo Diesel Limited
"A Silver Lining" or Silvie for short
"Ah, well. I'm off to get my life sustaining supplies - cornmeal and gunpowder, hamhocks and guitar strings."