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Old 07-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #703
Wirespokes
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The reason for removing the spacer is clearance - the switch needs more room and the spacer interferes. The rear of the engine needs to be supported, though it'll be close to balanced on the front one. A jack makes it easier to keep the engine bolt from binding when withdrawing and replacing.
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