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#999970 - 10/31/17 12:25 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lbs Mini [Re: Medic Mike]  
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Originally Posted by Medic Mike
From my count, I only saw three adult beverages, one bottle and two cans...did the heavier stuff stay in the house for after work hours?


Actually, that is an unopened box of aluminum can/bottle koozies. But, just to the left of the case of bottled water, and out of frame, is my full size garage fridge. Normally, I would measure a job by the number of beers. This job requires at least one entire shelf of beer. smirk


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#1000010 - 10/31/17 10:03 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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Mike,

It makes tired just looking at what you did.

Slack off a little or I'm going to have to take the rest of the week off to rest up. grin


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1000063 - 11/01/17 09:43 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: eddd]  
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Originally Posted by eddd

Reminds me of back in my youth when a friend had an Austin-Healey Sprite that needed engine work. Two of us stood on either side in the engine bay and lifted the engine out handing it to two more friends who set it on the ground.


You forgot to mention that the transmission was still attached, because there was no way to separate them while they were in the car. At least in the post-bugeye '68 I had.


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#1000082 - 11/02/17 12:16 AM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
Originally Posted by eddd

Reminds me of back in my youth when a friend had an Austin-Healey Sprite that needed engine work. Two of us stood on either side in the engine bay and lifted the engine out handing it to two more friends who set it on the ground.


You forgot to mention that the transmission was still attached, because there was no way to separate them while they were in the car. At least in the post-bugeye '68 I had.


I don't recall, but it seems likely. I just remember that no one struggled with the lift. That little four banger was tiny compared to the engines in our other cars. We also used man power to re-install a VW bug engine. We lifted the body up and over the engine after it was rebuilt.


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#1000111 - 11/02/17 05:30 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: eddd]  
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I have a friend (I know, right?) at work that has a Mini. He's in the process of stuffing a Nissan 370Z V6 engine into it. I tried to convince him that an LSX would be a better option, but he's not having it. laugh burnout


If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious stuff...
#1000118 - 11/02/17 07:21 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Originally Posted by Lone_RT_rider
I have a friend (I know, right?) at work that has a Mini. He's in the process of stuffing a Nissan 370Z V6 engine into it. I tried to convince him that an LSX would be a better option, but he's not having it. laugh burnout


I’m going to have to see a photo of that to believe it. No way that V6 is going to fit in there.


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#1000130 - 11/02/17 11:31 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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I don't know. If you can fit a 350 v8 into a Miata, why not?


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#1000637 - 11/10/17 04:03 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: szurszewski]  
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You know what sucks.....

When you put your Cooper back together with the new clutch and take it for test drive and it runs and shifts beautifully, like it never has. clap

And then the the next day you notice oil under the car. jaw And it's coming from the rear main seal because you obviously didn't put the new one in right or got it cocked? facepalm


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#1000639 - 11/10/17 04:11 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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Ah crap. At least ... um....got to be something good...um....at least it should be faster this time because you've done it before?

Lame!

Probably better just trade it in on a Jeep for Nicol to drive to Alaska smile


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#1000641 - 11/10/17 04:31 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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Originally Posted by greiffster
You know what sucks.....

When you put your Cooper back together with the new clutch and take it for test drive and it runs and shifts beautifully, like it never has. clap

And then the the next day you notice oil under the car. jaw And it's coming from the rear main seal because you obviously didn't put the new one in right or got it cocked? facepalm


Don't feel bad. I blew out the sight glass on my R1100RT once because I pounded the rear main seal in too far. It seems, you block off the PCV when you do that.... lol. Silly me. smile

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If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious stuff...
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