1987 GMC Caballero, 400 HP 350, Holley Sniper EFI, 200-4R
I never thought of this. I was exporing ways of pushing the motor forward or torquing it to the one side, but I definately was afraid of losing the position of the tranny mount holes. I had the bolts out at one point and it was hard to get them lined back up, so once I did, I was too afraid of having another point on the vehicle that would not align. In the end, it seems like I got lucky and I should have taken it to the shop. But, the C clamp did work like a charm. Just wish I thought of that idea a couple days sooner.Well, its finished now, but you could have used leverage to your advantage if you would have wrapped a ratchet strap around the tailshaft of the trans and pulled to the side.
how far into your 6 hr drive did that happen? and was it out in the country when you did? and did any farmers on their tractors pull over to help you out?I changed the belt and idler pulley. Man, driving in the country and Bam!, clink, clang..........
Pulled over, installed new parts and on my way in minutes. Good thing I had parts in stock.
It was 7 hours in. (stopped a few times) On a country road. 4 people stopped.how far into your 6 hr drive did that happen? and was it out in the country when you did? and did any farmers on their tractors pull over to help you out?
I see things........very strange, no?Wait. So you were 7 hrs into a back country road cruise when the belt and idler cut loose, and you just happened to have spares in the truck with you? Gallon of antifreeze, couple quarts of oil, Mebe even an air filter or some plug wires I could see, but who carries a 'just in case' idler pulley?
That's great after the $%$% storm you've been thru lately.I drove my El Camino today for the first time since...sometime early 2020 when I started switching back to the TH350. That was a Quintuple Heart Bypass and a broken neck ago. It felt so good just to get it off the jack stands and out of the shop! I still have some tuning tweaks but I'm ready to enjoy driving it on the weekends instead of working on it...
so you had a spare idler pulley but you didn't have a second wrench to hold that nut? some people are too dmn lucky!It was 7 hours in. (stopped a few times) On a country road. 4 people stopped.
I just pulled out the parts and tools and fixed her up. Lucky that the 11/16" fit the metric bolts and the nut on back didn't spin. The nut must have been sticky to the paint on the bracket.