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Old 11-02-2006, 12:03 AM
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Ok, interior is stripped down to the dashboard, torque tube is disconnected and just needs to be pulled out tomorrow. I tried something new and dropped the entire rear end as one piece. Trailing arms, coilovers, subframe, transaxle, etc etc. Photos basically speak for themselves.




Sharing the garage with my father's car for now, so we can refresh his 40+ year old trans.







Along with a seized torque tube, here is the other reason why it's all coming apart. Blown transaxle!






So Chris, yes I have a valid reason for not attending the track day at the Glen.

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Old 11-02-2006, 12:29 AM
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I think there might be something wrong with your car........
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:45 AM
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Dude...omg I didn't know it was like that! I still can't belive you dropped the ENTIRE rear like that, would you do it again? do you suggest it?

And good luck with both trannys.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:56 AM
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It's fairly easy once you get the balance point, though I'd recommened taking the two large bolts that connect the subframe to the chassis (on the very edges, the horizontal ones) out first. They tend to bind anyway and I took them out last, oops! You need to be VERY carefuly with jackstand placement so you dont drop anything on yourself. I did this in about 15 steps checking and rechecking stands to make sure I was safe the whole time. Other than that, it was fairly easy, but I've also taken the rear apart a dozen times before in peices. It's much easier to tear it all down if you pull it out in one piece IMO.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:10 AM
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Nice Healey
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:37 AM
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So what's up, changing the transaxle?
Car looks cool with the new striping! Don't believe you have posted pics of those before?
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by MPD47
So Chris, yes I have a valid reason for not attending the track day at the Glen.
Your car had a valid reason....but you should have still come down for the free beer and chicken wings (and a ride or two)!
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:18 PM
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Looks like a good idea, are you still running Tbars?
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Nope, Kokeln rear, deletes torsion bars. You're right Chris, I still should've come down.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:29 PM
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Ok, pulled all the bodywork (minus doors and hatch) today, along with the engine, all remaining suspension components, front crossmember, radiator, oil cooler, exhaust, crossover pipe, turbo etc. Need to pull one more brace (4 13mm bolts) and the torque tube is on the ground. Exhausted.





*gasp* where'd it go!



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Old 11-02-2006, 07:52 PM
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Damn dude. What are you doing? I mean, I realize the tranny work, but...
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holy crap man, when you pull something apart - you take it ALL apart. wow
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What is the plan? Parting out or what?
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:39 PM
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Parting? Surely you jest

Going to add a few things over the winter, mostly changing stuff I wasnt happy with or thought could be improved. We'll see how much I get to, I dont really want to go into specifics right now engine wise. You can assume new seats, 6 point cage (main hoop, frame rail connectors, xbrace) and fixing the transaxle. We'll see what funds allow for above and beyond that.

I knew it was only a few other bolts to pull the engine once I was commited to the transaxle and torque tube coming out so figured "why not" and it allows me to clean/fix all the stuff I wanted to last year before I got it back on the road.

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Damn dude. What are you doing? I mean, I realize the tranny work, but...
Bit different then when you saw it all put together in my driveway what, 56 hours ago? I actually got the engine out in under 4 hours this time, new record for me without a lift (did it in like 3 1/2 with a lift). The entire rear end was out in well under 2 hours.
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