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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling an engine

going to remove my 350 out of my 67. I want to do some engine work. Is it easier to pull the 4 speed tranny with the engine or disconnect before i pull it?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 07:34 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

If you don't intend to do work to the trans, it's much easier to pull just the motor.
4 bolts to the bell housing.
Trans is alot more, remove handle, cross member, drive shaft...

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 07:48 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

I always pull them together. It's easier (for me)





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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 08:00 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

You have to put the motor back in! You will have to pull the trans anyway. It's different
for an automatic.
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I have always done it together

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 09:11 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

I'm kind of confused at what he is asking now...
Are you wanting to pull the trans to do work?
If so, do it together.
If not, leave it be, it doesn't have to be taken out just to pull the motor...

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: pulling a engine

im not planning to do work on the tranny. It was what is easier to do . Both or just motor? It sounds like their are mixed opinions anyways
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Re: pulling a engine

Just pulling the engine, it is easier to leave the transmission in the car.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 09:57 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

If it's a Muncie, I'd pull the tranny before yanking the engine; if it's a Saginaw, I'd leave it on and pull them together.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 10:46 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

...It's FOUR bolts in the back of the bellhousing, much less weight.
There is no way on Earth it's easier to pull them both.
4 bolts + 2 motor mount bolts, lines, wires, and it's out, no weird angles to deal with, much easier to mount on stand right away.

I would have to completely remove the headers to pull the trans and motor out in my car, or the hoist would topple over, it's not cheap, just can't extend the legs enough.
If you were doing trans work, which your not, def pull them both, working on the trans from the underside is a pain.

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 11:11 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

The less parts you take out the less parts you got to put back in, especially if they're big and there is no reason to pull them. But then again, those two top bell-housing bolts can be a [email protected]$#%... I recently pulled the motor and also needed to pull the trans. I went the separate route. If you do decide to pull both as one, make sure you get an engine load leveler as it makes a world of difference.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 10, 11:25 PM
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Re: pulling a engine

I like to intall the engine with the bellhousing, clutch, and accessories all installed. That leaves me about an inch on both sides. It goes in nice and level and keeps things in alignment so I don't scratch my pretty firewall or oil pan. Stabbing a tranny isn't that bad if you have a good alignment tool and real input shaft. Eight bolts and your tranny is in and supported.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 10, 06:35 AM
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Re: Pulling an engine

I would pull the tranny first. I would not want to take a chanch of hitting the input shaft.
Then pull the motor, bellhousing and all. Then back in the oposite way. Tranny last.
It will be easier to do it that way, especially if you end up doing it yourself. If you pull the engine and tranny together, you have to raise the car pretty darn high, and you need help doing it. Especially going back in.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 10, 06:55 AM
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Re: Pulling an engine

pulled mine out in one piece but i'm just storin it away

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 10, 10:12 AM
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Re: Pulling an engine

I'd pull the transmission first - Like others said, it's 4 bolts to disconnect from the bellhousing - very easy to do and makes manuvering the engine easier

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