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    Installing engine with HF engine hoist and transmission still in. Help!

    I wanted to give you guys an update. I have been taking my time and just looking at the engine in different ways trying to figure out how to get it to drop down. I used an engine leveler and somehow it worked! I wish I could tell you exactly how it fit, but it did. I was able to get the mounting...
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    Installing engine with HF engine hoist and transmission still in. Help!

    I replaced the mounts, but they are identical to the ones that were on there. I can't even get one side on without it hitting somewhere else. The way I have been trying to do it is by lowering it slowly and trying to push it over the last few inches because the arm on the lift is too short. I am...
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    Installing engine with HF engine hoist and transmission still in. Help!

    Thanks for the advice. I tried the engine leveler but it still won't line up. I tried to shift the transmission back as the mount is trashed (I have a new one that I will install with the new cross member) but I couldn't get that bolt to nudge, I think it's 15mm? I'm losing my mind. I wish I...
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    Installing engine with HF engine hoist and transmission still in. Help!

    I have been stuck for quite some time now with trying to install my engine. I pulled the old 305 by myself after disconnecting the transmission. I was able to put the engine hoist at an angle by the driver's side fender and slowly lift it out while pushing on the engine to make sure it didn't hit...
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    Rear window Rattling?

    The bottom of the window was not attached to the seal anymore. I cleaned the glass and rubber as best I could and use permetex auto glass sealer. I had to put it on a putty knife to get it between the glass and rubber, but it sealed up pretty good and no more rattle! easy fix for $5!
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    Rear window Rattling?

    I've had a rumbling or rattling noise coming from the rear of my car for a little while. I've since then fixed exhaust, gas tank, bumper, frame rail, and shock problems. I still have the noise and I think it is coming from the back window. Someone thought it might be the aluminum trim so I used...
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    Brake Caliper Bolt size?

    Am I right that the head size on the brake caliper bolts for my 1979 malibu are 9mm? I tried all my alan wrenches and none worked. Borrowed a 9mm socket head from a guy at work and it seams top fit, but I want to be sure before I try. Anyone else know of this? Thanks! -Spencer
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    Swapping a 305 for a 350

    Not yet, still waiting for it to warm up a bit so I can organize my garage! I'll let you guys know how it goes...
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    Swapping a 305 for a 350

    I'm probably in over my head here, but I bought a 350 bored out .030 over with a mild cam and decent heads, and now I want to swap it out for the stock 305 in my 1979 malibu. I am under the impression that this should be an easy enough swap, but I've never actually pulled a motor or put one in...
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    how much rear differential fluid?

    I can't get the fill plug out so I'm gonna fill the top seal pan hole. Does anyone know about how much fluid I need to put in? 1979 malibu stock 2 door. Thanks -Spencer
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    Pinion Nut size

    I have to replace my yoke and that requires taking of the nut on the pinion bolt and my impact sockets aren't big enough. I need to know the size of that nut so I can buy one. I have a 1979 chevy malibu 2 door stock drivetrain, and the nut is big. Bigger than 1" socket or 22mm. So any help...
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    Regal hood on a malibu?

    I just found a 2" cowl hood on craigslist and the guy says it was on his 85 regal. Any chance that would fit my 79 malibu? Thanks :mrgreen: