Saturday, November 29, 2008
Removing the Transmission
Removing the transmission was alot more involved than removing the engine itself. The drums had to be removed, the brake lines crimped off and the bearing retainer and backing plate removed.
Next bolts holding the axle tube to the spring plate and rear shocks were removed. This was done after a chisel was used to mark the position of the axle tube relative to the notch already on the spring plate.
We had a hard time trying to remove the axle tube with the transmission in place, so we left it hanging and removed it with a 3 jawed puller after taking out the whole transmission.
A standard jack was used to lower the transmission after the gear lube was drained out. It was pretty yucky, not too sure how many years has passed since the last change. Next would be trying to disassemble the transmission.