after fitting my new auto box i am wondering why the gearbox mounting on the "new" box had six shims between the mount and gearbox casing where as the original had none. the shims appear to purpose made items not home made
It's probably some time since this thread has been active, however, having just completed the task, it can be a pig. One issue is that dear Mr Wadhams engine mounts are deeper than the originals (mainly due to age compression) leaving a quite large shim gap on the gearbox mount faces. However, I turned the subframe mount upside down and, magically, the shim gap was nearly perfect! A word of warning, the drivers side rear engine mounting is a pig to change, access is severely compromised by the servo and it's mount; I'm just glad I already had the subframe dropped to weld up the usual crossmember/sill area. Interested to hear from others who've done the job.