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Tranny and Engine are out

• CATEGORIES: Biscuit

After repairing a few more sonny-do-items around my parents’ house, I got a chance to pull the engine, transmission, and transfercase. As usual, a variety of expletives bounced off the less-than hallowed walls of the garage.

During the removal process I discovered that power steering box moves some when turning to the right. I *thought* it was a good idea to use the stock ’73 CJ-5 mounting unit to mount the steering, since I would have thought Jeep’s engineers would have been able to get that right, but it seems my place was misplaced. So, part of the rebuild process will be improving the mounting bracket.

On a side note, my father was busily managing the process from the kitchen. Everytime I went in the house he’d ask, “Is your transmission an automatic.”
“Yes, I’d say, but I’m changing to a T-18.”
“You know,” he’d say, “the manual is shorter than the automatic.”
“Yes, I’d say.”
“Ok, well good. You just need to be aware of that.”
By the time we had our third conversation about it, I was WELL aware! 🙂

Here are a few pics:

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The cobwebs and dust on the hook suggest the garage’s engine pulley hasn’t been used in decades.

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The engine is about to be freed.

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The jeep sits just high enough to allow me to pull the tranny and tc out from under it. I’d like to say it was stellar planning, but it was really dumb luck.

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There she sits, looking like she’s bleeding a bit. She and I had some good times, but our divorce will soon be finalized. Time for some thing different.

 

6 Comments on “Tranny and Engine are out

  1. Mitch

    Thought about swinging by the last couple nights on my way home but time just hasn’t allowed.

  2. mmdeilers Post author

    I do like the way the mount works. It was easy to customize as well.

    Mitch: no worries. I crashed for a nap around 5pm yesterday, so it’s good you didn’t come by. Give me a call if you plan to come by, because I’m also working on projects for Mom, so I’m in and out. 831-325-9616

    – Dave

  3. Mitch

    Looks like maybe the SM465 is still available from that ad. Looks like the SM420 sold. I think that’s what those are. Good jeep 4 speeds with the granny gear.

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