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This cheap little harbor freight lift worked perfectly for the 4 speed that's currently in the car, so theoretically it should work for this 245, Right? Just trying to decide if I want to do it before or after Mid-America Fest in June. I'm not in any hurry since the 4 speed doesn't really bother me too much on the highway. Oh well... We'll see.

 

 

 

 

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(1973 Fjord Blue 037) Vin 2588314- Build date February 6th, 1973- delivered to Hoffman Motors NYC February 8th.

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I read lots of horror stories about that transmission jack failing. So I built my own using a heavy duty cart and a motorcycle jack. It works great and is much sturdier than the Horror Freight one.

 

I bench pressed a transmission and held it place once. I can still remember the burning pain i felt in my arms. Work smarter not harder!

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My shortcut was having assembled engine trany clutch on my run stand, removed it mounted it on the subframe lifted the car way high in front, slipped the assembly in on a craftsman motorcycle jack, moved it up while I lowered the car. The tii plenum was the high spot in the assembly.

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5 hours ago, Hans said:

I would adjust the center of gravity before anything.

Thanks, but this is just a photo- op. The trans will be properly balanced for install.

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(1973 Fjord Blue 037) Vin 2588314- Build date February 6th, 1973- delivered to Hoffman Motors NYC February 8th.

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On a 2002?  The darned thing only weighs #49 lbs.  Just huck it in there.

 

Now, a 4wd ZF5, that, that you might want a pry bar or sommat.

 

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got the diff swap down to 2 hours, from driving in to driving out.  And never felt rushed.

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"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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13 minutes ago, mvliotta said:

…OR, you can over-engineer the solution just for the fun of it 

 

 

IMG_6552.MOV 57.96 MB · 2 downloads  

Hopefully video uploads ok

 

 

Awesome... Now if you could get that baby to move in and out. 😁

(1973 Fjord Blue 037) Vin 2588314- Build date February 6th, 1973- delivered to Hoffman Motors NYC February 8th.

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