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Bellhousing to engine upper bolts

I've heard how hard these two bolts can be to remove with engine and transmission in place.

While I have the engine and transmission out, which way is the best way to put these 2 bolts to ease removing if needed in the future ?

Bolt on the engine side with nut on the transmission side or vice versa?

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The nut is on the engine side. There is not room to do it the other way round. The one on the driver's side is the harder one because it is hard to get a wrench on the nut to hold it while you unscrew the bolt. You should jack up the rear of the tranny as far as it will go and then use a long 13mm wrench on the bolts.

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Upper transmission bolts

Easy... Get them loose. And on removal of the transmission / bell housing, cut away the castings / bulges for these bolts off of the bell housing.
Load on the assembly of the trans to the engine is all on the bottom 4 "studs". The weight and mounting configuration only forces the top of the assembly together.

For Race cars this really eases the removal and re-attachment of the bell housing to the engine.

As well a good cleaning of the steel spacer between the two, and bonding it securely to the engine resolves dealing with that device dropping & moving & being in the way.

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