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Old 12-08-2015, 09:20 PM   #1345
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That pic with the empty hole was just a test fit, The elusive one is the one on the rear curve in the first pic. The one near the 2 internal pipes.

I plan to unbolt the mount and lift the trans a couple of inches, and that should allow me to get at it!
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:38 PM   #1346
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That pic with the empty hole was just a test fit, The elusive one is the one on the rear curve in the first pic. The one near the 2 internal pipes.

I plan to unbolt the mount and lift the trans a couple of inches, and that should allow me to get at it!
Why not drop the cross member? Is yours still riveted?
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:51 PM   #1347
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No, bolted... But I was thinking about you suggestion...
The reality is that the clearance issue IS between the X member and the trans... So I think I will need to unbolt the mount either way.
So, I think it's gonna go like this. Unbolt the trans mount and lift the trans up... If that doesn't work, unbolt and drop the X member.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:43 AM   #1348
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No, bolted... But I was thinking about you suggestion...
The reality is that the clearance issue IS between the X member and the trans... So I think I will need to unbolt the mount either way.
So, I think it's gonna go like this. Unbolt the trans mount and lift the trans up... If that doesn't work, unbolt and drop the X member.
would be nice to have Torque wrench access to those 2 rear bolts. I tend to be heavy handed on trans pan bolts
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:53 AM   #1349
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would be nice to have Torque wrench access to those 2 rear bolts. I tend to be heavy handed on trans pan bolts
If you remove the transmission mounting bolts and raise the transmission with a jack would that give torque wrench access?

I'm with you, torquing pan bolts is the best approach when possible.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:29 PM   #1350
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If you remove the transmission mounting bolts and raise the transmission with a jack would that give torque wrench access?
Probably not, but at least I could get the bolt in!
Guessing torque settings with a wrench should be a Pub sport!

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Old 12-19-2015, 05:52 PM   #1351
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Klein Crimping tool

Just another quality tool that does what it is supposed to. It cost $29.- and was the only tool available at Home Depot. (other than the crappy ones).
I said to the sales guy "Man, thats expensive, you could buy a new one for that price". He looked at me kind of funny and said "this is new"
Oh well...
I just felt like a failure using the tool on the left to crimp my connections..
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Peter, I have two of those Klein crimpers and absolutely love them. Had them for years.
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In my mailbox today was...

This book...
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And my 5 amber and 5 red clearance LEDs
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I have a box of Velvac mirror parts (motors, connectors, arms) if anyone is looking for something like that, before I toss it all out. This is not an ad. The plastic mirrors are not usable due to melted plastic. the mirrors are broken.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:21 PM   #1355
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I have a box of Velvac mirror parts (motors, connectors, arms) if anyone is looking for something like that, before I toss it all out. This is not an ad. The plastic mirrors are not usable due to melted plastic. the mirrors are broken.
Keyair took it all to perform magic with it....
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After reading Keyair's post about applying fireproofing to his engine cover, started discussing fire-proofing with a Construction guy on my mail route. He told me to purchase Intumescent Paint. Big cheap, but not a lot more than material similar to Key's fireproofing fabric. Will post application process when product arrives.

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Old 12-31-2015, 11:00 PM   #1357
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Some hard to find parts from a wrecked 310
i.e. 310 emblems and entire left windows and frame
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