351 XE on LPG
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
C4 not sliding all the way into the converter
I did a manual shift from first to second, (not drag racing, but not taking it real easy either), and there was a big bang when second should have engaged. Then I had nothing, forward or reverse. No visible damage on the outside, just a loud whining sound when idling.
What do you think has broken ?
My son and I have pulled the busted C4 out and am trying to slide my spare one on, but we always end up with a centimetre gap between the bell housing and the block. I presume the 2 faced edges on the outside of the converter are not lining up with the inside of the C4, so we rotated the motor by hand (a real pain with a high compression 351C), but still no good. It was so easy when the motor and trans was out of the car.
What are we doing wrong ?
Regards Rhett (and Blake)