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Today 03:57 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That's what anti-seize is for. I doubt John's car will see enough weather to rust much either.
look where they use the nutserts ,on roof racks and mirrors ,PLaces that are up high...its a good day when you can remove a roof rack and not have three or four nutserts spin on you. but I think John came up with the perfect solution anyways... those covers always leak after a while too.
Today 03:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I'm just curious as to why the tranny would need a removable cover.

Do standards have something that is impossible to reach or something?
well for one thing you can adjust your clutch and get the linkages adjusted from the inside you dont have to get out from under the car and get inside to check it every time. no jack ,jack stands etc...
Today 03:38 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Ok. I know you guys are just dying to know what I did.

I took my template and laid out a pattern for removable cover which can be cut out at a later date.....transferred that to a piece of 18 ga and roughed in the trans hump.

I believe I will leave it at this for now and Epoxy prime the three pieces before I punch the holes for the plug welds. That will give me fresh clean metal to weld through.

John



Thats was a great idea john and its looks waaaay cool too.
Yesterday 11:44 PM
boothboy Brian post a picture of Marge from the front. A 3/4 shot, camera on left side. Angle it like the picture below. I think I know what Marge's costume might be.

BB
Yesterday 10:18 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Don't tell me you are going to dress Marge as a Pumpkin and you are going as Cinderella ,,we will never find a glass slipper to fit you,
Hmmm, there's another idea.

Brian
Yesterday 09:05 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, You know I thought about that after I posted. What a trip that would be taking the back roads home at 45-50 mph. It would either be very relaxing or very nerve racking.

Barb and I road the Harley to the west coast 5-6 years ago and had a ball but I think to do it and feel like you were in second gear all the way would be pretty hard.

John
John ,you could run rte 66 to us 41 then to us27 then home free No Freeway ,Hmmmm.

After all Chevt Chase made it ,sorta,
Yesterday 09:02 PM
496CHEVY3100 Don't tell me you are going to dress Marge as a Pumpkin and you are going as Cinderella ,,we will never find a glass slipper to fit you,
Yesterday 08:16 PM
MARTINSR I can't say it enough, driving that damn funky old car is a blessing, it's a treasure for me. You know, the drive train is one thing that isn't easy to remove on that car! The drive shaft doesn't have U bolts, it has a big nut on the rear yoke that you have to turn and slide the yoke out of the rear end. The engine and tranny come out as one and you need to drop the suspension crossmember and drop it out the bottom! Now, I changed all that and made a removable upper tie bar on the rad support so it could be dropped in from the top.

I am thinking of a pretty damn funny Halloween costume, and Marge is going to be a part of it! Stay tuned.

Brian
Yesterday 08:14 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Probably have to twist his arm kinda hard to get him to turn loose of Marge

Just think on the drive home you would have plenty of time to sight see ,
LOL, You know I thought about that after I posted. What a trip that would be taking the back roads home at 45-50 mph. It would either be very relaxing or very nerve racking.

Barb and I road the Harley to the west coast 5-6 years ago and had a ball but I think to do it and feel like you were in second gear all the way would be pretty hard.

John
Yesterday 08:04 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I think I would rather offer Brian a price for Marge he just couldn't refuse.

John
Probably have to twist his arm kinda hard to get him to turn loose of Marge

Just think on the drive home you would have plenty of time to sight see ,
Yesterday 04:44 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Could be worse late model Vettes and Canaros you have to pull the body off the frame to replace engine and on the vette ,you have to separate body to change the clutch or trans,
I think I would rather offer Brian a price for Marge he just couldn't refuse.

John
Yesterday 04:07 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
John I think you are right on the money as to why Chevy did not create a removable panel on the floor. Convertably need as much metal integrity as the can get. Driving down the road with the floor going "pluuk-pop" is a tad annoying.

BB
Chevy may not have made a removable panel on John's car, but almost every Chevy truck had one, or was stamped out to add one. All the column shift autos and sticks just got the area stamped, but not punched out. The floor shift models got the panel cut out, and a removable bolted in.
When I converted my '64 Suburban to a truck 4 speed, I simply cut the hole out, and bought a panel from the junkyard to bolt on. Easy peasy.
Yesterday 03:35 PM
496CHEVY3100 Could be worse late model Vettes and Canaros you have to pull the body off the frame to replace engine and on the vette ,you have to separate body to change the clutch or trans,
Yesterday 03:31 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
On many of the older cars, Ford included, the transmission came out through the floor board.



John
Holy snap! Thru the floor??? Crazy!
Yesterday 03:30 PM
496CHEVY3100 With a Hurst or Muncie shifter you would not need one ,buy with a 5 speed or 6 speed from a late model with shifter in top of transmission case it would be MUCH easier, ,similar to the 72 chevy truck I am working on now ,,I pulled the motor and tran as a unit ,but I replaced the engine ,the transmission would NOT go back in had to remove the plate so transmission would go high enough without shifter base hitting floor

also bellhousing bolts are easy to reach especially the top.
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