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PostSubject: My new '96   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:11 pm

Picked this one up a couple months ago for 1000$ but it had a bad crankshaft so I ended up having to pick up a new engine for it.






old engine getting lifted out:




and the new engine with 106xxx km on it:
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PostSubject: Re: My new '96   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:16 pm

Hey, Dan! Thank you for the pictures! The first one is especially rebellious! wink Awesome car you got there! Much respect!
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PostSubject: Re: My new '96   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:20 pm

haha thanks, man. The first picture was taken behind the shop I used to work at. The car had been sitting there for months. I bought it off a coworker for a pretty good price.
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PostSubject: Re: My new '96   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:20 pm

TBH I never even noticed the no parking sign
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PostSubject: Re: My new '96   Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:28 pm

purdy... welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: My new '96   Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:30 pm

welcome aboard... if you haven't installed the engine yet, I'd change the waterpump and any accesories while you have room.

AND, I'd modify the lower washer on the engine mount on the passenger side by the belts. The long 3-4" washer. Cut it about 1.5" from one end. When reinstalling the engine, put the cut piece and the remaining piece together (to make a whole washer again) but make sure the cut piece is towards the engine.

This is done to make changing the belts easier the next time you need to. That big washer is so long, that when you want to change the belts you have to take that washer off. But it's so long that you have to drop the engine on that side a little so that washer will come out (if you don't drop the engine some, that washer is too long and bumps against the frame...preventing the belts from being able to be taken off)

BUT, once you cut the washer, the next time you need to change belts, you undo the bolt going through the washer, and when you move the washer, it will still hit the frame, but the 1.5" piece can pop out...and the belt can then go through that 1.5" gap...

whew! I hope I made some sense..But that's the best tip someone gave me here...saves so much time!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new '96   Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:02 am

The engine swap is already done. The water pump on the old engine was no good but I changed the belts as I put the new engine in. I also changed both the tensioners, the ignition coils, wires and plugs. I left the power steering pump and AC compressor in the car and bolted them back up when I put the new engine in. The only problems I had with the swap were leaking fuel line quick connects and one of the top rear bolt through the bell housing into the engine would not line up, even though all the other transmission bolts including the backwards one went in and lined up no problem. Apart from that everything went well and it's running like a top. Next job will be tie rods, link kits and a new exhaust.
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