View Full Version : r154 - where to bash out tunnel?
08-23-2004, 08:04 AM
Does anyone have pics/ can get pics of where exactly i need to bash out to fit the r154? Just saves me a bit of stuffing around..i know im a lazy bastard :wink:
08-23-2004, 09:21 AM
i'll be nice becuase you're from australia and have a v8 swapped in, but a simple search for "r154 swap" found this:
use search, it works! 8)
08-23-2004, 10:35 AM
sweet thanks mate!
08-25-2004, 09:31 PM
Yeah, it's just like those pics, and only on the pass. side.
For what it's worth, i had a hell of a time trying to hammer out the tunnel enough for the r154 to slide right in. i only had a propane torch handy, probably something hotter would have done it. The car was also an auto, if perhaps the tunnel on autos were narrower, but probably not. I burned all the insulation crap off, heated the metal for a good long while, hammered a lot, test fit trans, and repeated. I noticed the tunnel move quite a bit the first few times, but there was certainly a point of diminishing returns-- by notice I mean I'd put the trans up again and see how much less space between the frame and xmember I needed. So I called it quits after quite a bit of hammering. Originally I needed like a 1.5" spacer, now I am still having to space it down ~3/4"-1".
08-25-2004, 11:13 PM
ohhh i see. We have an oxy torch here, so see what we can do i spose! :?
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