Interesting approach and I see no harm in it. Provide you use your sense and keep the air pressure moderate so you don't blow any seals or gaskets.I,m just going over everything in my head, before putting the engine back in.Like the oil pan, I followed the workshop manual 8.2.26 with the sealant. I was checking the seals by blowing air in to the sump and spraying soap water on it is that fine?
The torque converter is completely out, at the moment. Its supposed to go in, three clicks. Is that right? Im talking about the gearbox bolt torque specs. Im finding BAs and everyone else, finding AUs is difficult!Given the car's age, it's probably been out before and if so (and unless you've cleaned them off) there will likely be old paint marks for aligning the drive-plate and convertor. If not there may be witness marks in terms of rust and oil stains etc. The tarnsmission will only go in one way in terms of the pan being parallel to the ground and the bolt holes aligning. Just ensure torque convertor is fully engaged in the front of the transmission before installing.
The accent was pretty coolThese Repco are Ok https://www.repco.com.au/en/tools-e...179/p/A9445087?_br_psugg_q=compression+tester as are the Toolpro from Supecheap ToolPRO Compression Tester Kit 8 Piece I use an ABW set myself but like most olds Oz too companies, they are no longer in business. What's the concern; would a leak down tester be more useful? Seeworth a watch just for the accent.