the engine compartment to put in the new motor
was simple. I cleaned the whole engine compartment
and then painted it, which is unnecessary but
I figured that I might as well do it now to get
it out of the way. The old exhaust was unusable
so I took it off. The new engine mounts are heavier
duty than the stock mounts, so there are only
three with a solid rear mount. To get the engine
to drop in properly, the passenger mount needs
to be modified so the shifting mechanism will
clear and then the engine mount bolts line up
perfectly. I also installed the slim fan in place.
When you install the slim fan, make sure that
it is a high flow slim fan or you will have cooling
There is one down side to swapping to the H22.
The power steering will not clear, so if you're
working on a car with power steering, take the
lines on the steering rack and run them into
each other with a pipe. Try to keep fluid in
the lines or put in a manual steering rack.
Another task is to convert the linkage style
shifter to a cable style. A hole has to be cut
for the cables to drop through and then run
to the transmission without binding them, or
you won't be able to shift properly. Then I
mounted the shifter in place of the stock one.
The shifter was tall, so I cut a section out
to suit placement in the cabin. This was important
to me; I didn't want it to feel odd or uncomfortable
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