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Doyle
Journeyman

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From: Annapolis, Maryland
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-28-2001 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doyle   Click Here to Email Doyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I am getting ready to remove my trans from
my 70 Boss so it can be repaired. I have
the shop manuals and was wondering if those who have done this before can provide me
with any advice, tips, traps, etc.

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Mpcoluv
Gearhead

Posts: 389
From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-28-2001 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is not that hard.
First make sure you can get it out without removing any exhaust pipes or crossovers.
If not then disconnect the factory H-pipe and remove it. Then take the shifter off.
Remove the rear of the driveshaft U-joint from the rear end ans slide the driveshaft and yoke back out of the tranny.
Now remove the 4 bolts from the bellhousing.
Next place a floor jack (or better transmission jack) under the tranny. Take the rear transmission mount nuts off enabling the tranny to be lifted slightly.
Now jack up the tranny about 1/4" from the crossmember. Take the crossmember off now (two bolts). Now is the time to enlist some help...get a friend or neighbor to help you under the car. If you are not physically strong, do not even attempt a transmission removal.
Have you friend keep the tranny on the jack, and keep it from falling on you. Now take a screwdriver and pry the trans back a little. Work it the reast of the way out and you are done.
Whatever you do, take precaution that the transmission does not fall on you.

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Jim Sams
'69 mustang Coupe
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 10-31-2001 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good description, Jim.

Jim is right, too. Toploaders are a lot heavier than they look!

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