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Help needed with my -73 fastback

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:35 pm
by dannyT3
I've had a -73 fastback in the garage for about 20 years. Bought it with the engine out. As I understand, the transmission need support in the rear, when the engine is taken out, but my car has been sitting without any support all these years.... What kind of damage can I expect to have, and what shall I do before I put in the new engine?

Also, all the fenders are of the cars. What kind of bolts are used to attach them? They ar not like type 1, I can see from the look of the holes..

Thanks,
Danny

Re: Help needed with my -73 fastback

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:49 pm
by Marc
Can't have done any favors to the front mount. They're obsolete and hard to find, so hopefully it's still OK. I'd check both it and the shift coupler closely.
Can't recall what the fender bolts are.

Re: Help needed with my -73 fastback

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:48 am
by dannyT3
Thanks Marc!

The front mount is probably toasted then:-(

Anyone know how the fender bolts are?

danny

Re: Help needed with my -73 fastback

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:59 am
by aircooledtechguy
dannyT3 wrote:Thanks Marc!

The front mount is probably toasted then:-(

Anyone know how the fender bolts are?

danny
Most of the fender bolts are actually sheet metal screws w/ 10mm hex heads and fender washers w/ rubber disc seals under the washers. It would likely be difficult to find metric screws like the originals, but any ACE hardware should get you the equivalent in SAE. If you needed, you could also change the pinch, nuts to an SAE version too. There are a couple M6x1 bolts on the aft upper front fenders and also a couple M8x1.25 bolts in the center of the front trunk area (at least there were on my '67. But 99% are the sheet metal screws.