1. old_blue

    old_blue Active Member

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    take the yoke (only) and plug that big hole in the back with it. I taped an old extra one I had on the back when I did my 4cyl swap several years ago and no messy messy and tranny was still full. jeez that was like 2003-04ish ..... seems like yesterday. Anyways I think it is way easier to take it out and put it back in all together. No holding a tranny up on my chest. My friend Bart (latamud) showed me the way to get it in without a jack or stand. Can be painful but works great and is fast.
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  2. 50foxbody

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    nice progress man hope i dont have any troubles pulling mine
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  4. undercnstrction

    undercnstrction New Member

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    made some very minor progress in the last couple of days. i got the trans, clutch and flywheel seperated from the motor. also got the 302 onto an engine stand. it's amazing what you can learn just by taking something apart.

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  5. 5.0Droptop

    5.0Droptop ...all those nights we shared, and you're a dude??

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    cool. I see a tremec decal on the t5. Is it the 3550?
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  6. 50foxbody

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    idk if this has already been asked but how many miles was on the motor?
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  7. undercnstrction

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    i honestly don't remember. i had the trans put in there a long time ago. i actually forgot that it was a tremec unit. i'll have to look tomorrow and see which one it is. from what i remember, when i had it put in, it was labeled as a z-rated trans??
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  8. undercnstrction

    undercnstrction New Member

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    about 188k on the odo. as far as i know, the motor has never been out of the car. it was running decent, it just wouldn't pass smog any longer. it was leaking oil like crazy but when i pulled it apart, a number of the top end bolts were finger tight.
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  9. undercnstrction

    undercnstrction New Member

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    just wanted to add a small update on my progress....

    got the front suspension completely removed over the weekend. the only thing left in there is the k-member power steering rack. i also took off the front bumper cover.

    everytime i open the hood and see all of the wires, vacuum lines, etc still sitting in the engine bay i ask myself, "what have you got yourself into"!!??

    so i guess it's time to start gathering front suspension pieces :nice: and begin the powdercoat/painting process.
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  10. 87LxBlue

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    Looking good so far.....
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  11. undercnstrction

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    meant to put up a couple of pics but forgot.

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