A socket was used to tap the new pilot bearing in place.
We used an old input shaft from the old transmission parts pile to act as a clutch alignment tool. If you have ever done this they make the best clutch alignment tools by far! With an input shaft as an alignment tool the disc lines up super well and the transmission mates very easily.
The pressure plate was tightened and torqued down in an X pattern.
With the clutch and flywheel installed we were finally ready to mate the engine to the transmission.
The new throwout bearing was pressed onto the throwout sleeve. This was placed on the input shaft of the transmission and attached to the throwout arm.
Now we could mate the engine and transmission together. The refreshed engine is ready to get installed into the chassis!
Stay tuned in our upcoming editions, we will get the engine in the car, improve the cooling and get it running again.