Pennock's Fiero Forum
  Technical Discussion & Questions
  Swap cradle with engine in car or out?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version


next newest topic | next oldest topic
Swap cradle with engine in car or out? by IanT720
Started on: 08-07-2013 07:52 PM
Replies: 3 (111 views)
Last post by: IanT720 on 08-07-2013 09:05 PM
IanT720
Member
Posts: 1696
From: Whitmore Lake, MI
Registered: Sep 2010


Feedback score:    (9)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 07:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IanT720Click Here to Email IanT720Send a Private Message to IanT720Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys picked up a 85 2.8 4 speed today, the rear control arm is seperated from the cradle... I have a spare cradle. Question is, is it easier to swap the cradle by using one of those bar things to hold the engine in the car? Or drop the engine/cradle and do it on the ground with a cherry picker? My old engine is still attached to the cradle I'm stealing btw. So pros and cons? I'm leaning to unbolt of the cradle well the engine is still in the car myself. Thanks!

------------------
86 Fiero GTX project now tearing up the street, My build thread! 3800sc, interior, wheels, suspension and more! //www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/089483.html

IP: Logged
PFF
System Bot
trotterlg
Member
Posts: 1378
From: WA
Registered: Aug 2011


Feedback score: (2)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 08:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for trotterlgClick Here to Email trotterlgSend a Private Message to trotterlgEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think I would try doing it without removing the engine. There is a lot of stuff hooked to and plugged into the engine, and not much stuff attached to the cradle. Larry
IP: Logged
DaytonTD
Member
Posts: 175
From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Registered: Dec 2012


Feedback score: N/A
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 08:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DaytonTDClick Here to Email DaytonTDSend a Private Message to DaytonTDEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would just do the cradle, it is only 6 bolts if you do the 3 mounts plus the 4 cradle mount bolts. Even if you take the engine out you still have to lift it up and off the cradle
IP: Logged
IanT720
Member
Posts: 1696
From: Whitmore Lake, MI
Registered: Sep 2010


Feedback score:    (9)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-07-2013 09:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IanT720Click Here to Email IanT720Send a Private Message to IanT720Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Exactly what I was thinking, I decided to only swap the cradle. I just got the old cradle free of the old engine, so tomorrow I will just unbolt it, and slap the new one in hopefully!
IP: Logged

next newest topic | next oldest topic

All times are ET (US)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay



Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock