Engine is mounted on stand nose down, can 2 guys lift transmission off or do I need to rig up some type of sling for hoist? have 15 gallon grease can to set it on. Thanks.
When I was a lot younger I used to lift them on and off by myself, but I decided lifting them off manually was stupid so I now used a motor lifter and a device below.
Another picture of lifting a transmission.
Have a table or stand next to engine. The trans weighs around 75 lbs or so. One guy can lift it off it and on fairly easy. It takes about 3-4 tries when setting the mag clearance on mine. Or it does for me. Not real easy but not real hard either to remove and set it back.
Two guys easy
Final picture, maybe
I like Dave Huson's transmission lift set up. I will do that next time. Good idea. Wonder why that or something similar hasent been made to sell from the vendors.
To make the weight lighter, I took the transmission apart while still connected to the crankshaft.
Dave what is the measurement of the hole in the bracket.I have time to make one.
Try lifting the engine block by hand. If that works, you'll find lifting the transmission to be very easy.
Some of us like to work smarter - not harder !
Steve I know that is recommended in the transmission manual, but I always thought that it was a broken leg or foot waiting to happen. If just one of those chains slip it would be a disaster.
I made it to fit the CLUTCH SHIFT RING. I come out at 1.80.
I thought about manufacturing this tool. I tried to see if there was any interest a few years back on this Forum, but got very little response. I would think that a person could retail them fairly cheap.
If I was going to do another I would drill two holes in the plate, insert the rod through the holes and put threads on the ends of the rods rather than weld them.
I have a friend that is already producing one T accessory. He has asked me about anything else that might be a good accessory to produce. I think I will see if he is interested in producing the lifter. If any one ever uses one they would really like it. I sometimes bring home transmissions and use it to unload them out of the pickup for storage. My shop is 64 feet long so I sure would not want to carry a transmission too far.
My opinion is that Dave's lifting tool would sell better than some of the other tools that are sold by the vendor's.
Its simple and has 2 moving parts. Nothing better than that.
I don't assembly the transmission till done setting the gap. That way I am only dealing with the weight of the flywheel and magnets. I do check fit of parts before hand and when the gap is set I put the drums and triple gears on the flywheel that's bolted to the engine in horizontal position.