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Question about installing West coast Fiero transmission bracket on late model 4T65E by Charlie1963
Started on: 08-13-2014 10:22 PM
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Last post by: Charlie1963 on 08-21-2014 12:31 PM
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Report this Post08-13-2014 10:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie1963Send a Private Message to Charlie1963Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just received the 3800 brackets and mounts from West Coast Fiero and have run into a snag installing the bracket on the right side of the transmission. The problem has to do with bracket not sitting flat on the face of all three of the bolt hole locations on the transmission. The bracket has three bolt holes and the face of each hole is on a different plane where it touches the transmission. If I bolt it in place like this I'm positive it would bend the bracket at the center hole when the bolt is tightened. My 3800 and 4T65E-HD transmission is out of a 2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra.

I've emailed Chris West at WCF but it was after hours and probably won't get a response until tomorrow. I was wondering if anybody has run into this same issue and what their solution was.

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Report this Post08-14-2014 09:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie1963Send a Private Message to Charlie1963Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The solution from West Coast Fiero was to remove the spacers on the back side of the bracket which they offered to do if I return the bracket. I managed to take care of this myself and now the engine and transmission are mounted on the cradle. Other than this one issue the brackets and mounts fit great, no issues with hole alignments.




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Report this Post08-15-2014 01:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JCircsClick Here to Email JCircsSend a Private Message to JCircsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I guess you also had the rare transmission, I had the same issue last month with mine. I emailed Chris photos and he said he had never seen it before but with a little grinding everything fit perfect.

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Report this Post08-21-2014 12:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie1963Send a Private Message to Charlie1963Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by JCircs:

I guess you also had the rare transmission, I had the same issue last month with mine. I emailed Chris photos and he said he had never seen it before but with a little grinding everything fit perfect.



Yep, that's what I was told when I talked to them.
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