10-21-13, 08:38 AM
Finished head gasket repair, and putting everything back together. I am down to two parts and a few bolts. Not worried about the extra bolts as I assume they will be used in things like the throttle body, transmission linkage etc. I am a little concerned with these two brackets. I hope someone can tell me where they go. Here are the pictures of the pesky parts keeping me from rolling engine back into car.
10-21-13, 08:40 AM
Posting pictures here is harder than rebuilding a motor
#20 & 24
10-21-13, 11:24 AM
The braces..white scotch tape and a marker are your friends when doing engine rebuilding/removal
10-21-13, 08:19 PM
I'd say they are parts 8 and 24 in the diagram Ranger posted. The long piece does not look like part 20, it has closed through holes on both ends.
I think you are right and I stand corrected.
10-22-13, 07:10 AM
You guys rock!! Yeah, Vince, I suppose tape and marker would have been the way to go. It seems I learn these lessons AFTER. I had no idea what I was doing but I could probably work at a caddy dealer now. It's been a blast.
I can see # 24 goes on the backside of engine and apparently under exhaust(?). I'll have to remove them if so.(a couple of those bolts are brutal but oh well) What is the function of this bracket?
The #8 bracket is a little difficult to see what part of engine is being referred in picture(thanks Ranger). I'm sure I will figure it out with thishelp but if you could elaborate a little more, I would appreciate it. Thanks again. I am so thankful to have access to your intellect....free on the web. People like you are seldom recognized but offer invaluable services to us all. It speaks to your individual character.
10-22-13, 07:16 AM
What is the function of the bracket? Good question, but you should be able to install it with the exhaust connected. Part 8 and 9 bolt to the same stud on the back of the trans. The other piece is above he exhaust and bolts to the head. The shaft piece slips between the exhaust ports
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10-22-13, 10:06 AM
The brackets spread the stress of the mounts to multiple locations and not to crack bosses basically. Plus I think Engineers get paid by the bracket they design...
You guys rock!! Yeah, Vince, I suppose tape and marker would have been the way to go. It seems I learn these lessons AFTER.
That's the school of hard knocks, where the test comes BEFORE the lesson and the tuition can sometimes be steep, but lessons learned are rarely forgotten.