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Oil Pan or Trans

#1 Post by y2kdeuce » Sat May 12, 2012 6:00 pm

Pulling the big block out of my 66 chevelle, well, trying to anyway. Trying to pull the tranny and engine together. The rear of the trans won't drop enough so the front clears the firewall because the deep oil pan hits the front crossmember. Am I better off dropping the pan or pulling the trans? Everything is unhooked. Motor mounts, rear trans mount etc. If I pull up on the winch I hit the firewall. Drop the jack in back and the oil pan hits. Suggestions?

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Re: Oil Pan or Trans

#2 Post by mytmouz » Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm

drop the trans...
Trucks are for haulin...

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Re: Oil Pan or Trans

#3 Post by wikd69 » Sun May 13, 2012 1:22 am

I usually have mine up on stands so that if needed, I can pull the engine and trans as a unit. Just gotta get enough angle on the whole thing.
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
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Re: Oil Pan or Trans

#4 Post by y2kdeuce » Thu May 31, 2012 2:14 pm

When you say "on stands" how high are you talking? I'm on normal jack stands and couldn't get it done.

Disconnected the trans and pulled the motor for those losing sleep over this. lol

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Re: Oil Pan or Trans

#5 Post by wikd69 » Thu May 31, 2012 9:34 pm

y2kdeuce wrote:When you say "on stands" how high are you talking? I'm on normal jack stands and couldn't get it done.

Disconnected the trans and pulled the motor for those losing sleep over this. lol
Pretty high - 16" from the floor to the bottom of front clip frame rail
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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