I swapped around some engines on their stands. My custom stand holds the motor from below, the orange stand holds it from the side. I had to hold the real block from the side to install the oilpan... now I need to hold it from below to install the clutch.
I installed the seal shield and pressed in the guide pins that align the transmission to the block.
Torquing the pressure plate bolts was a little sketchy, I thought my stand was going to collapse under the force.
I was working alone, so I braced the crankshaft bolt against the stand on the other side of the motor.
After they get torqued, they get turned another 1/4 turn. These are REALLY tight.
I turned down some more bolt heads and bolted the waterpump to the waterpump housing.
Tonight I got the engine block and transmission bolted together and installed on my new custom engine stand.
The real bolts are on backorder, so I had to use the stock bolts temporarily. To prevent damaging the paint, I turned some delrin washers. Also, it's crazy how dusty everything becomes in my shop.
I'm just using a dummy starter (partial starter, rather) and front engine mounting bracket for now. I wasn't happy with the paint on the real starter, so I need to strip it down and start from scratch.