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In another thread I was having problems reinstalling my V8 and have now solved all the problems with that.

I know the gearbox id and have found that the distance back from the face of the bellhousing needs to be 27mm however I have only got 13mm so I would assume that the convertor has moved forward duing the project.

I know it is easier to reinstall the convertor from a vertical position hover I need to strip the box out to do that. Can it be done horizontally and if so what is the process? 

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Yes, done it horizontally, just need to be patient, rotate and push gently until you get three 'steps' until home.

Then re-measure depth and see what you get....

If you remove entirely, watch for the pool of blood, and it will be *heavy*.

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1 hour ago, Bowie69 said:

Yes, done it horizontally, just need to be patient, rotate and push gently until you get three 'steps' until home.

Then re-measure depth and see what you get....

If you remove entirely, watch for the pool of blood, and it will be *heavy*.

Bowie

Thanks again. Hopefully this will be the last obstacle and I can refit the engine.

Yes it is heavy and I have had lots of patience so far as I haven't come close to the matches yet lol.

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I'm not sure why ashcroft say about fitting it with the box vertical, either Dave or Ian came on here once to say the same, but I've never had a problem.

If you watch any of the yank youtubers/car build off type shows they often show fitting the converter and the box is always on a bench or the floor, perfectly horizontal.

One of those ponderings :)

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I have done it vertically in the past and it definately was simple.

I noticed when I took the convertor off that the second set of teeth had a little burr on each of them where I have tried to force the it on. Have bought some needle files so will dress the teeth gently before I try again. I am thinking that the burr is somehow not helping.

At least I feel I am in a better position and know why it isn't going back together properly. 

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Took the box out and it wouldn't go in vertically, got so far and seemed to stick so bought a second hand gearbox from Ebay with the same code. Lifed that into the vertical position and it slipped in easily. 

When refitting the box the wires I had holding it broke and the torque convertor slipped off, my worst nightmare or so I thought. Sat in the engine bay and a few twists and wiggles and it went back on. That was where I left it yesterday evening. Just went out this evening and the block went in a dream.

Tomorrows job is to connect everything back up.

Will be well pleased if I can get it running so fingers crossed.

Thanks all for your assistance.

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I am very pleased, well done persevering!

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