I'm getting ready to remove a cast iron 3-speed from my '12 Touring. The car is pretty much fully assembled, and I'm concerned about how much room I have to pull the Warford back to disengage the input shaft (There's no U-joint on this trans).
Can somebody measure the length of the transmission input shaft so I will know how far aft I will need to go ?
Thank you in advance,
turn it 90 degrees and slide it out.
Unless the input shaft has been changed at some point or was shimmed to eliminate the front u-joint I would be concerned about the condition of the output shaft on the transmission. Check with a u-joint for wear after you get the transmission out. The square on the input shaft would be about the same as the one on the drive shaft, would be about the same length. Should give you a ball park. Once the rear end is out and the top is off it should pull straight back.
Dick, going from recent memory, you will need to pull the Warford back about 2-1/2".
Tim, I'm not visualizing what you suggest. Are you saying to turn the shaft 90 degrees ? Or are you saying to turn the entire transmission ?
Mark, I do share your concern about the condition of the Ford output after running with the smaller Warford shaft engaged. That's one of the reasons that the Warford is coming out.
The reason I'm asking about shaft length is because I am limited in how far back I can slide the transmission without major disassembly of other components.
It looks like I have 3 1/2" or maybe even 4" to play with. So maybe it will turn out alright after all.
From the housing flange to the end of the square input shaft is 2 1/2" on the alum one I have
Thanks for the actual measurement, Gene. That says Chris' recent memory is pretty darn accurate.
I'm feeling better about getting this thing out of the car now.