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Old 07-15-2014, 06:29 AM   #1
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Have the A in the shop and started removing last night. Spent last winter looking for an engine, got sidetracked by a T speedster, and found an engine last May.

Two questions:
1. How to remove GAV/choke rod.
2. What to look out for when seperating engine from tranny.

Pretty stoked to get the A back on the road.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:05 AM   #2
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Pull up on metal sleeve on rod under the hood. you will see the rods are offset each other, seperate them and it come apart. In the red box.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:41 AM   #3
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Don't force anything when you try to seperate the engine from the tranny. Make sure ALL the bolts have been removed. I've read a couple of broken parts threads when a bolt was missed.

Be sure to remove the throttle cross linkage first, and install it last, so it doesn't get damaged or mess up the firewall paint.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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exciting isnt it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info Gunmetal and Tom. Radiator coming out tonight and if time allows the engine. Just have to remove the cross linkage, tranny bolts, and unbolt from frame. Unhooked the GAV/choke this morning.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:06 AM   #6
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Had a good evening last night. Son and I have the engine out and ready to transfer carb and clutch. Input shaft looks to be way over engineered, huge for the HP. Really love the mechanics of these cars. I'm lucky that the car had a frame-off many years ago so no need to replace parts as we go and real clean.

Will be checking tranny fluid level and wondering what weight of oil to use if needed.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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Engine istalled and wired last night. The inlaws invited themselves over for dinner again last night so didn't get started until after 9, but was productive. Oh, I'd like to thank the person who invented the engine leveler.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:31 AM   #8
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Work and family have kept me busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor but thankfully my car is back on the road. The tail/brake light thread has been a good read and looks to be a good winter upgrade along with some 16" wire wheels.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:38 AM   #9
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Congratulations on your accomplishments. Hopefully the inlaws will come over when it's time to go to the gas station ( lol ) !
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Go to my profile and look at "My 30 Coupe" I just completed this job myself. Terry
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:04 AM   #12
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Good work.
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How necessary/helpful is it to use an engine leveler?
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Have the A in the shop and started removing last night. Spent last winter looking for an engine, got sidetracked by a T speedster, and found an engine last May.

Two questions:
1. How to remove GAV/choke rod.
2. What to look out for when seperating engine from tranny.

Pretty stoked to get the A back on the road.
Not sure if this is what your need but as a newbie, I had to replace the GAV needle valve and wondered how to break the rod disconnected myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqt0ZFusFQg
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Slackcat,

You should have taken your father-in-law out the garage and given him a wench. More fun than chating with the ladies.
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How necessary/helpful is it to use an engine leveler?
They are nice, but I still don't have one. It's not a bad job without one.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:21 AM   #17
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Not necessary but helpful when by yourself. I had it for another car where I wanted to install an engine and tranny as one unit. On the A it let me angle the engiine in easier and not have to remove the headlight bar.
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