Im needing to remove the tranny from the crank. both of them are out of the block/pan. Its just those 4 bolts right? it sure seems to be stubborn. how do you beat on it to get it loose w/o damaging anything?
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The easiest way is to turn the engine on end with the transmission up. If you have a rotating engine stand, it is very easy to get it into that position. It could be done horizontally but could be damaging to the magneto if not careful.
There are 4 bolts and 2 dowel pins holding things together. The dowel pins keep the torque pressure off the bolts.
With the engine on end get a helper and after the 4 bolts are out stand one on each side of the engine and gently alternate upward pressure on the flywheel. That is kind of a rocking motion and it should lift right off. Then you can set it on a bench with the magnets down. Be sure to clean the surface of the bench of metal pieces which could get stuck on the magnets. Note, it would be a good idea to mark the flywheel, the crankshaft flange and the transmission shaft with the position when removed. If the engine and transmission have previously been balanced, it would be more likely to remain in balance if installed in the same position. It can be installed in either of two positions, and the shaft also in one of two positions so that would leave a possibility of 6 positions on installation.