Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 12:35:42 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>

In article <>, says... > MeatballTurbo wrote: > > > Yeah but the biggy is the fitting cost, as I don't have access to a > > crain, or the knowledge to get it back in without lots of bits left > > over. > > C'mon Carl! I did my first 900 gearbox when I was half drunk > with very little mechanical experience. If you want to do it > yourself, it's really easy. If you don't, it's a totally > different matter of course (same way I don't want to do the > respray myself - been there, tried that, decided I'm just crap > at it). > > True, if I tackled it, I would probably have a fair stab, and it might run, and even drive again. Problem is, I have one car, and one car only. If I can't fix it in one day/weekend, or find I'm stuck without a small, cheap but vital part that is only available from the main dealer or Indy located at least 14 miles away, I'm buggered. Oh yeah, and I'm stick with doing everything on the side or road/back ally (we have a small yard/garden, but it slopes slightly so a crane wouldn't be such a good idea). BTW, with my dad, and brother, I have done the lifting part of engien swaps on many fords over the years, from escorts, to Grandads, the tranny vans. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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