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Old 01-25-2013, 12:18 AM
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Thank you.

After 3 coats of POR15 painted on, its very splotchy and uneven. So I roughed it up, and coated it with two coats of satin rustoleum.

That POR is hard as diamonds, but looks like crap.

Motor is probably going in on Saturday.
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Do you check the timing with the vacuum connected or disconnected? I would suspect it should be disconnected but am unsure.
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one thing the prior owner did that seemed to make sense was to stamp the timing marks on the harmonic balancer so you can check the timing without having to lift the car up.....bad idea Lamborghini

I verified those markes today, and they were spot on.
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Gasket set for sale: Lamborghini Jalpa Factory Gasket Set | eBay

I wouldn't buy this one, it looks dried, better order a fresh one from a actual dealer.

Compare it to this one, it looks like being new: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lamborghini-...a06a66&vxp=mtr
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After wrestling the last engine cradle bolt in place, and after reinstalling the water pump pipe with new o-ring and gasket sealer, we decided to free the engine/transaxle from the hoist.

We used a motorcycle engine lift (Sears brand) and it was perfect. The two rails on the lift lined up very well with the engine oil sump cover so it was resting nice and balanced. Hopefully you can see in the video.

The lift being low is a benefit, as we plan in jacking the rear of the car up with two floor jacks, which puts the nose way down, so the lower the engine is the better in terms of putting it back in.

We plan on putting in it tommorow.

Here is a clip of phase 1

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For some reason the link directed to a site for uploading videos to YouTube but a quick search found yours

That motorcycle stand seems to be designed for the job.
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eureka motor back in!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:58 PM
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by the way, there is a reason that one timing chain cover is thick and has web reinforcement, and one does not, and its because if both had the thick reinforcement the motor wouldnt fit in.

After thought?
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Refinished Koni's

before, during and after.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:56 PM
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There is no real magic to putting the engine back in.

We used a low-slung craftsman motorcycle engine lift, positioning engine oil pan on the rails of the lift, with the motor as far forward on the lift as possible.

I had everything out the engine bay, and I mean everything.

We put the car on four jack stands, 2 front and 2 rear, then used two floor jacks to jack the rear of the car up just enough to slide the engine in. We wound up taking the carb trumpets off for just a little more clearance.

A method that worked was to use the front “L” cradle mounts as guides, getting them to snug up to the front of the frame. Side to side, there is only a credit-card width of room between the side frame and the rear chain cover, and you are constrained in the back by the oil dipstick (maybe should have taken that out).

The motorcycle lift would have been perfect if it had castors on each four corners.

With the engine rolled in position, we lowered the car slowly repositioning the motor as we went. When the car was down resting back on the jackstands, we used the motorcycle lift to lift from the bottom until the “L” mounts were snug to the frame, and then we bolted those up. At this point, the motorcycle lift was at its upper limit, but the rear subframe mounts were still a few inches from the frame, so we moved the floor jacks to push the subframe into place and bolted the last 3 donuts into place.

I am sure there is a better way, this is just what we used. It took about 1.5 hours to get it back in.

<then we had to take it back out….as one of the bungs I installed in the header wouldn’t thread. That was a biitch>


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a little progress being made. I am replacing all hoses, and recovering all wiring to clean things up a bit. This was a messy engine...

Got the carbs mounted up.
I would also polish the trompets.
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