IBTL wrote:Quick question regarding the use of OBDI transmissions, is the CAS sensor mounted to the transmission itself or to one of the tranny mounts? Can I use an OBDI transmission and just source an OBDII tranny mount for the CAS? I'm looking to avoid drilling.
lol hey man!
I helped IBTL with this swap last week/weekend a little and I see how you can easily use an OBD1 trans and just drill it for the CAS, but the placement of the CAS is critical and you wont be able to figure out where it goes, correctly, without an OBD2 trans in front of you, lame.
ONE AWESOME THING we figured out was in removing the auto-trans-adapter-ring on the end of the crank, where the manual-trans-input-shaft-bushing needs to go, we found a quick way to remove it, NO DRILLING, no dremel work, just an easy peasy way to remove that little ring / spacer thing. Vice grips on it like how a plumbers wrench grabs a pipe... then hold the crank from turning. now rotate the adapter bushing using the vice grips, spray wd40 or penetrating lube if it wont come out, but as you rotate it it should ease its way out because its only a press in fit, there is nothing holding it in there besides the press-fit. so as you rotate it inside the crank with a little pressure pulling the adapter outward, it will come right out. I got IBTL's adapter out in less than one minute using that method and it was so easy. just watch out that you dont bonk your face with the vicegrips once the adapter comes out, um yeah I thought I busted a few teeth. so wear face protection or something, ouch.
thanks for the write up its really well done, helped out a ton!
oh yeah, some of the bolts on the top of the bellhousing were easier to crack loose by kneeling on the motor so we could get a strong arm right there to do the job, easy peasy.