What I do on the weekends: put the engine in, take the engine out. Put the engine in. Take the engine out.
Getting the thing to fit right takes a lot of this. I’m now pretty close–and pretty good at getting the engine in and out. I was able to flip the transaxle mount and, by elongating the holes, get the back of the trans just about in the right place.
That means I’m using the VW mounts and not the Subaru ones. Many others have used them with no ill effect.
And that means…success!
Now I just have to modify the front mount and weld it (or, more likely, get it welded) back in place.
But first I have to grind the torsion housing smooth. The old welds are pretty hard.
It is, indeed, a grind.