What you said is EXACTLY what Jim and I figured out last night from his MCI9 and a flashlight! I think it is best if we can figure a way to pull that cradle back to where it belongs, don't forget that also mis aligns the belt pulleys as well as other things. I would suspect that if the drive shaft and other things are OK with movement, that new Porta Power toy you bought should put it back where it belongs.
Have a great trip tomorrow!
ALL belts look like they are aligned. I did a quick survey and if the engine was to be moved back two inches, the the blower belt would come very close to rubbing where it passes up into the blower compartment. Also the power steering reservoir would come very close to the drop down bulkhead where the row of rear seats were mounted.
I don't think this problem will be total figured out until the "Weight Challenged" lady signs... lol
I fly out in the morning for Huston then Chicago then finally Buffalo, take a cab across the border and I'm home, only $94.00 on SouthWest
I'll call you when I get back in a few weeks.
Maybe we can figure out that bumper thing then.
At least I will be mobile and I'll work on that engine position when I get to a shop.
Thanks for your help... I can't say that enough...